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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Information Technology - DevOps Engineer, Solutions Development in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Graduate Development Program

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry.Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US.

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through quarterly development session and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career.

Information Technology Graduate Rotations

Our IT professionals are shaping the future of how National Grid leverages technology. We are technology thought leaders focused on the end user, delivering reliable and secure services and solutions. This position will take part in our IT Graduate Development Rotational Program, an 18-month experience to help you develop technical and leadership skills. You will complete three 6-month rotations in varying IT departments to build core competencies that will enable you to become an IT professional. Your first rotation will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two other 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded.

About the Position

The National Grid IT Solution Development team is responsible for designing, building, integrating, and testing new and enhanced applications used by business teams across National Grid. There is a wide range of technologies utilized, such as, web, mobile, data management & data analytics, integration services, and DevOps. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the success of the Solution Development organization and to gain knowledge and exposure to a wide range of applications, technologies, tools, and processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work as a member of the DevOps team that provides DevOps related services to projects and programs.

  • Build and maintain DevOps pipelines that apply automation to the software development process and improve the efficiency, security, stability, and quality of applications being delivered by project and programs.

  • Deliver solutions using a variety of tools, such as, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Jenkins, and Ansible Tower.

  • Experiment with new technologies and develop POCs to demonstrate new ideas and solutions.

  • Track all work using Jira and Confluence.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or master’s degree from an accredited institution in an IT related major

  • Graduated between May 2019 and May 2020

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2020 or June 22, 2020

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving history

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States

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