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Principal Architect, Solution

Location: Weymouth
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hirng a Principal Architect 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 PurposeThe primary role entails aligning business needs to technology solutions to deliver a friction-free, efficient, and enjoyable technology experience for our 25,000 end user customers. This is a key role in establishing strategic direction of the EUX Product Portfolio in support of product manager/owner teams, focused to business needs, enterprise architecture and security architecture standards. The Principal Architect will work as the architect on an EUX product team, interfacing to Infrastructure & Operations architectural and EUX product leadership, technology services, and business representatives. They ensure EUX product solution architectures are built to enterprise architecture standards, create and maintain product roadmaps aligned to business technology strategies and outcomes. They create product architecture and technical planning artifacts such as options analyses and solution approach/design and are key contributors to service design such as product/service RACI, engineering and operations process and initiative financial/resource estimation.Key Accountabilities

  • Thoroughly understand Grid business needs and translate those needs to high and low level architectural designs and approaches through artifacts such as roadmaps, market analyses, solution approach, user context/user journey diagrams, and business benefit descriptions.
  • Own the product roadmap for their assigned product tower: Device and Data Access, Real Time Collaboration, Content Collaboration, or Application Lifecycle.
  • Participate in early project or product ideation, consulting, and estimating.
  • Provide expertise in the development of end-to-end product and service delivery design from initiation to support, continual service improvement, establishing key measures of success, and optimizing delivery via digital methods of provisioning, operations, and support.
  • Be a champion of the MVP concept, distilling the product down to what is desirable, viable and feasible.
  • Technical liaison into other EUX product towers and other I&O delivery towers such as directory services, network, cloud.
  • Participate in the development of business cases and definition of product cost structures.
  • Create new reference architectural patterns and standards for their product tower aligned to enterprise architecture or security architecture frameworksSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • An ability to think strategically and creatively, with the capacity for self-motivation, independent initiative and creative problem-solving.
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, writing clear and concise proposals, diagrams and presentations appropriate for executive staff or engineering.
    • The ability to discern priority, manage time and schedules for self and staff to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication
    • A diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition, as well as the ability to set and manage expectations at the executive level.Qualifications
      • Degree-level qualifications in computer science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
      • Breadth and depth of knowledge in their assigned EUX product tower: Device and Data access (endpoint management, browser, provisioning techniques, identity & access (PC, iOS, macOS), Real Time Collaboration (A/V conferencing, events, conference room design, telephony); Content Collaboration (document management, web collaboration, messaging, workflow automation, productivity software); data and access security best practices; application packaging and delivery; personas and service design.
      • A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution or demonstrated equivalent ability in written/verbal communication, technical document creation (Visio, PowerPoint) and critical thinking.
      • 4+ years experience within the End User technology scope and market designing modern digital capabilities, for example: automated and remote PC configuration management and provisioning; mobile device management; application packaging and distribution, content management strategies, operations automation, machine learning
      • 4+ years experience at a senior engineering level and knowledge of architectural principles, best practices, and frameworks such as Togaf, ITIL, CMM, NIST, SaFe
      • Experience in digital delivery and operations tools and methods, scripting, automation, devops and persona principles.
      • Experience in other service delivery functions and domains such as engineering, operations, support in networking, data center, distributed compute, cloud, etc, is helpful.
      • A demonstrated and focused desire to build powerful, simple, well-designed products and services that employees will love to useMore InformationThis 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Weymouth , Principal Architect, Solution, Other , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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