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National Grid US Director, Digital Architect in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Digital Architect for our Digital team 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 is building a new team, ngDigital, to provide best-in-class digital delivery. The Digital team will comprise of two hubs, one in the US (Boston) and one in the UK (Birmingham) and will build digital products that create strategic value in a fast and agile manner. In addition to creating digital products, the ngDigital hubs are talent incubators that will disseminate digital capabilities and culture within National Grid.

We are looking for a Digital Architect to join our rapidly growing team. You will work alongside the National Grd Enterprise Architecture and Domain Architecture group, existing platform solution architects as well as the Digital Development team ensuring that proposed and developed products are compliant with national grid strategy. Together with your team, you will develop IT concepts and architecture solutions as well as support technical implementations actively and on site, applying your sound technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts, and your analytical and conceptual skills. You are going to be working on brand-new products with a strong team behind you. You are passionate about digital products and have a strong ability to solve technical and architectural IT-problems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with Enterprise architecture to ensure that digital projects align with existing EA/Business strategy

  • Work with security team to define security architecture and appropriate controls

  • Creation of High-level architectural designs and artefacts

  • Works with development teams to remove/reduce architectural ambiguities

  • During project works with development team to provide high level designs for components

  • Collaborate with business and technical staff on the development of digital products

  • Work with service management to ensure that the delivered service can be managed/maintained effectively

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.

  • Able to solve problems with agility

  • Able to distill a lot of information into a consumable format for variety of audiences

  • Able to communicate effectively to senior stakeholders

  • Collaborate with business unit to navigate organization to help team create value


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • TOGAF certification preferred

  • Technical expertise (overarching understanding of architecture, object-oriented programming languages, database design and systems, component technologies, XML standards, and current technology trends) of digital solutions on mobile devices as well as legacy environments

  • Experience of enterprise database technologies (SQL/No-SQL/Oracle) and ideally some exposure to big-data environments

  • Experience of Enterprise technologies would be advantageous (asset management/finance/customer/mapping etc).

  • Experience of creating architectural artefacts and capability models

More Information

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.