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National Grid Senior UI/UX Designer in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Software Engineer for our Digital Department 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 is building a new team, ngDigital, to provide best-in-class digital delivery. The Digital team will comprise of two hubs, one in the US (Boston) and one in the UK (Birmingham) and will build digital products that create strategic value in a fast and agile manner. In addition to creating digital products, the ngDigital hubs are talent incubators that will disseminate digital capabilities and culture within National Grid

The UX/strategic designer will analyse and propose innovative UX / user journeys for our digital products that create value for our customers. You will lead ethnographic research and contextual design investigations to understand customer behaviours, pain points, create/design and prototype digital user interfaces / digital features and digital products to respond to the customer needs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Using divergent design thinking techniques for the conceptual development of products, services and physical connected form-factors

  • Facilitate ideation sessions and support workshop preparation as well as immersion sessions with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Converge innovative ideas to a set of digital and physical products or services in cooperation with Experience Designers, Venture Architects, Product Managers and Engineers

  • Support the design, testing and refinement of disruptive products and services

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that product development and delivery is consistent with consumer insights and strategy

  • Communicate design ideas using techniques, including product concepts, service models, customer journeys

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Commerciality

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Customer focus

  • Performance Excellence


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent level of exerience

  • A background with product prototyping and testing, future visioning and strategy development

  • Undergraduate degree in Design, Business, Psychology, Strategy, Marketing or equivalent qualification; Master graduates preferred

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in ethnographic research and building digital products

  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong human-centered design capabilities across a diverse range of projects

  • Experience in a startup, tech company and/or agile environment is a plus

  • Positive attitude and an intrinsic motivation to deliver highest quality work

  • Strong interpersonal and teaming skills, empathy and willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams

  • Good understanding of business models and economics

  • Copywriting, branding or visual implementation skills are a plus

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.