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National Grid Lead IT Business Analyst IT Projects in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us National Grid is hiring a Lead IT Business Analyst for our Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) initiative 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 We are searching for an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented individual to lead the requirements coordination for a cross-functional, next generation advanced meter deployment and processing platform. This person will be responsible for coordinating both the technical and business requirements of the full end-to-end solution while working across teams to analyze the systems impact and prioritize efforts. This role will report to the Director of AMI Engineering within the IT organization. It has the potential to grow into a Product Owner role. The Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative that’s bringing transformative change to the dynamic and intelligent management of energy resources. It is intended to be a base platform for automated optimization in the future. With the AMI initiative, National Grid is making a significant investment in our people, processes and IT systems—all designed to overcome these challenges and drive our leadership in our rapidly changing industry. We are utilizing the agile development and DevOps methodologies to deliver projects delivering business value across multiple applications. ## Key Accountabilities ·Define and Design the business and data interaction among the components in a multi-cloud, high-volume critical platform. ·Work with cross-functional team to convert business requirements to technical requirements for the development teams. ·Identifies, compares, and recommends business and workflow options provided by each platform. ·Work with Commercial, Enterprise Architecture, Security, Infrastructure & Operations, and Strategy & Innovation to ensure holistic solution meets IT strategy and standards. ·Determine the data sources and destinations for specific features to be developed. ·Work with Quality Engineering to deifne tests and success criteria. ·Advise on approach to Unit Testing, System Testing, Integration Testing, & Performance Testing. ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required ·Excellent stakeholder management skills with credibility and gravitas to influence and lead thought at the senior level. ·Manage any partner resources engaged to carry out technical and business work. ·Ensure implementation matches requirements and coordinate remediation when necessary. ## Qualifications ·Bachelor's degree in business or computer science/engineering or in related field ·At least 10+ years of experience working in the technology industry with 3+ years in a business analyst role. ·Experience with IT teams as part of a large multi-year, business-critical technology program ·Thorough knowledge of the energy sector is a plus. ·Knowledge of Agile software delivery models (SAFe, Kanban, Scrum, etc.) ·Highly developed negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills ·Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills ## 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.