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Director - Data Engineering

Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Director for out Data Engineering group 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.In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. -Full vaccination- is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeNational Grid's IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented leader to lead major initiatives within our Digital Platforms organization as the-Director - Data Engineering. This leader will be responsible for technology programs to transform and embed data management principles and capabilities in our engineering systems, applications, and platforms.- This role will lead:

  • Data Platform Engineering
  • BI/Analytics Engineering
  • Data Integration This leader will implement technology solutions using industry-standard data management and software development methodologies to support National Grid's businesses.--Key AccountabilitiesProvide technical leadership in data management and data engineering across enterprise information domains and implement solutions to drive trust and confidence in our data assetsBe a hands-on leader and drive continuous improvement across different data management and data engineering areas and technology solutionsDevelop and implement technology vision and operating plans; set direction based on alignment to business strategy and technology opportunitiesSet technology strategy and direction for our applications & platforms; partner with business partners and influences overall strategy Provide leadership to agile and SAFe teams, and proactively engage with teams to promote process and organizational improvements that enhance overall effectiveness Manage relationship with Platform & Application vendors & SI partners, influencing technology roadmaps and contract negotiationsRepresent Solutions Development organization in program executive steering committees or project management boardDefine performance objectives and development plans for team members and ensures alignment with department objectivesEstablish a financial plan for the department and manages to plan, and jointly establish financial targets with business partnersPerform research on industry trends, competitors, business and IT products; analyze trends and make strategic and tactical recommendationsEnsure system, technical and product architectures are aligned with business objectives-Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
    • Initiate and foster relationships with Data Owners, Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure & Operations, Cyber Security, Business Partners, and development partners; develop relationships that promote trust and increase efficiency and effectivenessHire and lead managers and technical leaders; coach and counsel team members- Determine and manage staffing strategy and plan, consistent with the needs of the team
    • Ability to influence project teams to ensure adherence to common architecture and solutions.
    • Stakeholder management and influencing skills in complex environments covering colleagues, third party vendors and project sponsors.
    • Strong leadership capabilities including good written and verbal communications skills.-QualificationsBachelor's degree in computer science/engineering15+ years working in technology industry5+ years experience in delivering multiple complex data platforms5+ years in a major data platform-(Teradata, Snowflake, etc.) and big data technologies for managing structured-and unstructured data5+ years of data definition, profiling, modeling, curation and stewardship5+ years implementing end-to-end Data Management solutions including Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, Data Governance, Control & Quality, and Data Analytics applications and toolingSoftware product development background in enterprise data management domains - Customer, Vendor, Employee, AssetExperience leading large, multi-year, business-critical solutionsProficient in SDLC methodologies-Preferred experience:Cloud data platforms (Snowflake, Redshift) and applications;-experience implementing at an enterprise-scaleEnterprise Data Governance controls framework and participate in data governance councilData privacy and security, including applicable laws and regulations-Cloud-native architectures, microservices, and open API'sMore InformationNational 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.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Lawrence , Director - Data Engineering, Executive , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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