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National Grid Solutions Development Manager in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Solutions Development Manager 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 IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented individual to lead a team within our Solutions Development Engineering Systems area. This leader will be responsible for leading an organization of Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Quality Engineers, and Software & System Engineers to implement application/platform solutions through the Systems Development Life Cycle. This role will report to the Director of Solutions Development within the National Grid IT organization.

Key Accountabilities

Platform Management

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

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

  • Define & Implement Test Plans, Quality Metrics, and Entrance & Exit Criteria.

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

  • Work with Commercial, EA, Security, Infrastructure & Operations and Strategy & Innovation to ensure holistic solution meets IT strategy and standards.

Development Management

  • Manage Business Requirements/User Stories, non-functional requirements, Functional Design, System Test Plans, & Deployment Plans

  • Create and track WBS schedule for Solution Development tasks.

  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure architecture aligns with business objectives & IT Strategy.

  • Accountable for Unit Testing, System Testing, Integration Testing, & Performance Testing.

  • Ensure security deliverables are executed (scans and pen testing etc.).

  • Manage any partner resources engaged to carry out development work.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

People Management

  • Responsible for appropriate resourcing strategy and planning for the development teams.

  • Hire and manage technical resources aligned with resourcing strategy.

  • Performance Management, Objective Setting, Career Development, & coaching for all internal staff.

  • Establish and maintain relationship with Application Development Application Maintenance (ADAM) partners where internal skills are not available (aligned with resource strategy).

  • Manage a team of BAs, SAs, QA Engineers, and Software & System Engineers to implement application/platform solutions through the SDLC - requirements, design, testing, deployment, & post go-live support.


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

  • At least 10+ years of experience working in the technology industry with 3+ years in leadership role.

  • Experience leading IT teams as part of a large multi-year, business-critical technology program

  • Experience in DevOps environment

  • Experience with

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

  • Ability to promote and role model a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to lead technology teams in different locations in US

  • 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.