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National Grid US Director, Head of Digital Engineering in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Head of Digital Engineering for our Digital team 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 Head of Digital Engineering will build and scale the digital engineering and platform teams to execute an ambitious digital agenda in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team members. Last but not least, the Head of Engineering will help establish dynamic, fulfilling career development opportunities for our software engineers.

Key Accountabilities
  • Evangelize and share insights on Digital new ways of working with the broader organization – particularly when it comes to how technology drives customer and business value.

  • Lead and grow the Digital engineering team, hiring and developing world-class software engineering talent

  • Invest in developing the current and future leaders of the engineering organization as the Digital team scales

  • Help set the vision for the overall digital strategy, while developing and maintaining a technical roadmap that will drive innovation across the company

  • Lead a new Platform Engineering and Digital & Data Platform team within Digital to ensure that application teams have necessary APIs, microservices, and DevOps tools.

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects, Information Security, and IT leaders across the organization to ensure a high degree of alignment and prioritization, and timely releases of products and services in support of critical company initiatives

  • Work as an effective leader across the organization, and collaborate with other leaders to translate the business priorities of the company into a technical agenda

  • Establish best practices for building modern applications, including new tools, languages/frameworks, and cloud-based technical architecture

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.

  • Able to solve problems with agility

  • Able to distill a lot of information into a consumable format for variety of audiences

  • Able to communicate effectively to senior stakeholders

  • Collaborate with business unit to navigate organization to help team create value

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or better in Computer Science or related field

  • 10+ years of engineering leadership experience

  • A strong track record of successful software development and delivery of complex, enterprise-grade software that resulted in material impact to the business

  • An understanding of modern software development tools and techniques, such as modular architecture, DevOps, CI/CD, and security best practices

  • Track record of hiring, developing, mentoring, and retaining highly effective engineering teams

  • A history of working effectively in a team-based organization, collaborating cross-functionally and building support and alignment around goals and objectives

  • Demonstrated track record of implementing enhanced product development processes that shorten release cycles and improve “time to market” for new products

  • Experience working within cloud-based environments such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure

More Information

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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