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National Grid Snowflake Architect in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Snowflake Architect for our Enterprise Data team in Waltham, MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are therewhen people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. Thepace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us inan 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 deliverytoday 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 Snowflake Architect is accountable to design business solutions that are fit for purpose, compliant and adhere to all National Grid operational, architectural and design standards and principles. Ensure the integrity of solution designs from concept through implementation, balancing the architectural concerns of projects with concerns of the enterprise. Ensure consideration of all design alternatives and provide technical guidance to wider project team and business stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities
  • The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering Snowflake Enterprise Data Platform

  • The candidate will own reviewing design elements and signing off on the overall technical design.

  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the system accurately meets the defined expectations of the business, ensuring that proper testing is implemented, and performance and security requirements are closely monitored by working with the project teams.

  • The candidate must also have experience providing level of effort estimates for technical portion of solutions.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field. Master's Degree preferred.

  • 15+ years software development experience with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Cloud Data environments

  • Integration product architecture experience with vendor products

  • Technology design experience which includes Performance, Security, Availability, as well as Operations, Monitoring and Support

  • Optional: Experience with architecting and enabling capabilities utilizing the following technologies: Linux OS, Informatica Data Quality, Data Catalog and Axon

  • 8+ years professional experience, 2+ years with Snowflake ideal (Azure as a backup) but some Snowflake is required

  • Clarify and finalize detailed scope for migration from various on premise and cloud database planforms to Snowflake – the new Enterprise Data Platform

  • Work with various SME’s in understanding business process flows, functional requirements specifications of existing system, their current challenges, constraints, and future expectations.

  • Document current state & prepare target state architecture.

  • Ask for & track reviews and feedback from peers.

  • Reporting for all the weekly tasks in form of accurate and detailed reports.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and acrossbands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiringand applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers againstthe 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.

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