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National Grid Lead Software Engineer, Alfabet Developer in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us National Grid is hiring for a Lead Software Engineer/Alfabet Developer for our IT 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 This role will be responsible for delivering and maintaining support for Alfabet’s product as well as Alfabets product related IT Projects and applications. This includes but not limited to integrations with Service Now CMDB, Apptio, SAP S4 Hana and Jira Align. This role will work very closely with the Alfabet Product Owner and will collaborate closely with the Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy, EPMO, CIO & Engineering teams to deliver business outcomes.As an experienced developer, you will manage the platform, how it is consumed and will build and deliver it based on best practices. Experience and knowledge in End2End Business & IT Portfolio Planning and Management and Financial Management, and Enterprise Architecture is required. Thisrole will report to the Sr. Director of IT Foundations within the National Grid IT organization. ## Key Accountabilities + Act as the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative digital solutions as it pertains to strategic business planning, portfolio optimization, performance management and EA. + Work with our Lines of Business partners as well as system integrators to identify, define and clarify requirements, as well as consult with the development team on the viability of projects and requirements. + Work with Product Owner and stakeholders to build and deliver roadmap + Support the IT Strategy and EA setting the long-term vision and strategy for platforms and high value workflows, and communicate to all relevant participants and partners. + Support bringing new technology solutions with ROI analysis + Ability to translate Business and Technology requirements into software code (Alfabet configurations and expand based secription) for development on Alfabet product platform. + Work on supporting the Alfabet installation and configurations for enterprise scale deployment. + Provide project sizing/estimate attending Daily Stand-ups, backlog refinement sessions, etc providing clarification for ambiguity reviews, verify test scripts and test results against project stories. + Ability to flush out root-causes, assess current state, prioritize, and recommend short-term tactical and/or long-term strategic solutions. + Monitor and report on product & platform business value KPIs + Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to scope, design, concept test and deliver innovative solutions ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Demonstrate valued business partner capabilities and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders. + Excellent leadership skills with experience collaborating with cross-functional teams + Ability to manage time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication + Ability to think strategically and creatively + Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both technical and non-technical discussions. + Superior interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to provide regular status updates to business stakeholders as needed. + Capacity for self-motivation, independent initiative and creative problem-solving + Diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition + Ability to manage time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication + Attention to detail and strong technical intuition, as well as the ability to set and manage expectations at the executive level ## Qualifications + Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or related field; Master's Degree preferred + 10+ years of professional experience in software technologies + Hands-On development and configuration experience with Alfabet; 3+ years of Alfabet experience + 3+ years of technical experience with Alfabet meta-model, aDIF and Expand toolset. + Strong understanding of digital products & platforms like ServiceNow, Apptio, POL, etc. + Thorough knowledge of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, etc.). 3+ years of Agile experience. + Proficiency in SQL programming + Understanding of Business and Strategic Planning ## More Information