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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Information Technology - NG Digital Business Strategy 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

NG Digital is looking for analysts who are passionate about working in a fast-paced agile environment to design, develop and deploy digital solutions to address critical problems. You will be working in an exciting start-up environment with the benefits and support of one of the largest energy companies in the country.

A successful candidate will be interested in solving important business problems. They will be required to create detailed business analysis, outline problems and solutions for the business. An interest in learning about how the entire business operates will be necessary for the candidate to understand digital opportunities across the business. An inquisitive nature and thorough problem solving skills is crucial for success in this role.

Furthermore, a broad understanding of popular IT technology frameworks and platforms will be used regularly.

Key Accountabilities

• Produce to specifications and determine operational feasibility

• Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures

• Document and maintain software functionality

• Tailor and deploy software tools, processes and metrics

• Serve as a subject matter expert

• Comply with project plans and industry standards

• Work closely with developers, project managers and business users to create meaningful solutions that improve the lives of our employees and customers

• Consult with end users to refine, redesign, and perfect large-scale solutions

• Influence architecture, tooling, process, and culture at a small but growing engineering team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in 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

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to document requirements and specifications

  • Create vibrant and engaging UI mockups to drive business development

  • Familiarity with agile software development methodology and deployment/update processes

  • 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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