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National Grid Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Software Engineer for our IT 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

National Grid's IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented individual to work on the GIS Solutions Engineering team within our Engineering Systems area to support the GBE program and other future corporate capital improvement projects. This individual will be responsible for work with an organization of Solution Architects, Software & System Engineers, Scrummasters and Release Mangers to implement application/platform solutions through the Systems Development Life Cycle. This role will report to the Solutions Engineering Manager for GIS within the National Grid IT organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Define and implement development standards for the platform including code, configuration management, integration, security compliance and user experience.

  • Execute the Deployment Plan for the platform ensuring all developments and deployments are planned and completed in a controlled way.

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend technical options provided by the platform.

  • Collaborate with NG Commercial, Enterprise Architecture, Security, Infrastructure & Operations, and Strategy & Innovation to ensure holistic solution meets IT strategy and standards.

  • Help development execution (planning, quality control, and issue/code management).

  • Help defect development management throughout testing, deployment and post-go-live support.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with third party suppliers/vendors.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or in related field; Master's Degree preferred

  • At least 5+ years of experience working in the technology industry, ideally in the area of GIS

  • Strong knowledge of IT asset management systems (i.e., ESRI/GIS and Maximo)

  • Thorough knowledge of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, etc.)

  • Ability to promote a team-oriented environment with members in different global locations

  • 3-5 years of experience implementing, administrating and supporting enterprise IT-GIS solutions/systems that leverage the ArcGIS enterprise platform

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with ESRI software, including ArcGIS Enterprise, Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Runtime and their associated APIs or interfaces

  • Firm grasp of software development lifecycle management, application lifecycle management and DevOps tools, technologies and techniques (e.g., BitBucket and Ansible)

  • Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts, theories and terminology, such as spatial analysis, map projections and network analysis

  • Ability to effectively evaluate of products, vendors and technology rollouts

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.