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National Grid Principal Architect, Solution in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Principle Salesforce Architect for our GBE department 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 Global Solutions Development team is currently seeking an innovative, technically talented Principal Solution Architect who can influence the architecture and design for major initiatives within our Solutions Development team.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for owning and architecting solutions for various programs and projects on the Platform. The candidate will own all the review and approval of overall technical designs. The candidate must also be able to identify and confirm technical design risks and develop mitigating approaches. The candidate must also have experience providing level of effort estimates for technical portion of solutions.

* The Gas Business Enablement (GBE) program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative that’s bringing transformative change to the way our US Gas teams work every day. By standardizing and simplifying both the processes and the technology we use to run our business, GBE is enabling teams to work even safer and smarter as we serve our customers.*

* With GBE, National Grid is making a significant investment in our people, processes and IT systems—all designed to overcome these challenges and drive our leadership in our rapidly changing industry.*

* We are utilizing the agile development and DevOps methodologies to deliver projects delivering business value across multiple applications including Salesforce, MuleSoft, Maximo, ESRI / GIS and WorkForce.*

* If you are looking to join a dynamic, growing and challenging environment, GBE is the place for you.*

Key Accountabilities
  • Provides guidance and support to development teams on technology and design best practices

  • Creates and maintains conceptual and logical architecture designs for major programs

  • Establishes and enforces coding standards, software design patterns, and optimization techniques to enable teams deliver high quality solutions in production.

  • Analyze solution deployment and implementation methods to make sure they are in line with company policies and any external regulations that may apply, including any regulatory or internal security requirements

  • Work with cross functional teams for requirements gathering for upcoming initiatives and prepare proof of concept designs and implementations accordingly

  • Maintains accountability to Enterprise Architecture all technology and design decisions

  • Mentor development team members

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level.

  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

  • Extensive Salesforce knowledge and experience, including end to end implementation

  • Deep understanding of Salesforce best practices and design principles

  • Strong technical knowledge of Lightning, including Lightning Component development

  • Experience with complex integrations, integration strategies, and tools; MuleSoft experience a plus

  • Exposure to field service business processes and practices. Salesforce Service cloud and Field Service Lightning experience preferred

  • Experience with Agile development and release practices.

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. _