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National Grid Domain Architect - Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Domain - Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Architect for our Enterprise Architecture group in Waltham, MA. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business

Job Purpose

The Domain Architect will be a member of the Enterprise Architecture team providing technical guidance and expertise to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) strategic program through the development of IT strategies and architectures.

Key Deliverables

  • Current State Architectural Definition in alignment to program scope: value streams, business capabilities, master data, personas, applications, and key data flows.

  • Iterations of the Architectural Definition showing transitions states of each value stream over the course of the program lifecycle: value streams, business capabilities, master data, personas, applications, and key data flows.

Key Accountabilities
  • Works with Business Unit CIO and Key Business Stakeholders to understand the Business Strategy and Plan, supporting Business Architecture, and required capabilities for enabling business needs. Maintains current and future state business capability and application models

  • Establishes the value streams in scope for the program, and for each value stream creates a current state view of value stream, capabilities, master data, personas, applications, and key data flows. Create iterations of this same view for key transition states with dependencies within and outside of the program, setting the program vision as an enabler of program delivery.

  • Provides guidance to an extended project team related to the solution architecture and technical design. Assists and advises project teams in the configuration, testing, implementation and support of technical solutions

  • Authors sizing and detailed estimates for complex new project requests. Participates in the creation of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models for large and complex projects. Maintains estimate artifacts for the solution designs throughout the project lifecycle

  • Has an understanding of the end to end business application processes and provides input into application roadmaps including recommendations of IT driven projects

  • Collaborates within he wider EA organization to align to related technical architecture, information architecture, and security architecture strategies, standards, patterns, and policy.

  • Be capable of communication with a wide audience, including senior stakeholders and a credible performer in senior executive forums.

  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills covering colleagues, partners/vendors and project sponsors.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Be capable of communication with a wide audience, including senior stakeholders and a credible performer in senior executive forums.

  • Excellent team leadership skills, with experience of working in and leading global teams with matrix reporting and deliverables.

  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills covering colleagues, partners/vendors and project sponsors.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline (required).

  • Experience with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) vendors, products, and solutions and architecture strategy development for an AMI deployment

  • Deep Understanding of the Meter Data Management, Meter Reading Processes, and Meter Services

  • Experience in Enterprise Data Management for the Electric Utility Market

  • Experience in Outage Management System integration with AMI technology

  • Experience with technologies such as IOT, ESRI, GIS, network technologies such as Field Area Network, cellular infrastructure for smart meter deployments

  • Working knowledge of mobility, cloud deployments and security architectures

  • Working knowledge on NERC/CIP compliance

  • Experience in developing architecture patterns with both custom and COTS applications;

  • Understands limitations and advantages of cloud environment.

  • Develop understanding of key operations and data flows within utility industry

  • Strong technical skills around vendor product selection, software and technology analysis, business analytics, service-oriented architecture and convergence of cross utility functions.

  • Expertise in one or more of the TOGAF (or equivalent framework) architectural domains in business, application, data, technology; have used architecture tools such as Troux, Alfabet, Sparx or equivalent

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team

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