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Data Engineer

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Overview

Our IT ambition is to be recognized for ‘Transforming National Grid into the leader of the digital energy future’. Market innovation will drive the digital utility. We plan to enhance our IT offerings, mature the way we interact with our business partners, and transform the culture of our teams. Culturally, we will be placing a stronger emphasis on designing systems around the end user. We are establishing an operating model based on accountability and empowering our workforce to share ideas and drive continuous improvement. There will be clear career options within the company, both management and technical. We are focusing on enhancing and investing in both leadership capability and developing necessary technical expertise.

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Job Description

Data Engineer

Organization Information Technology Department Global Head IT Service Delivery

COVID Statement

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.

About us

National Grid is one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. We deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably, and efficiently to the customer and communities we serve – all while working toward a clean energy future. As part of our commitment to helping our society decarbonize, National Grid must develop the digital and technology capabilities required to operate a zero-carbon electricity system. This will require us to complete our digital transformation so that we can build products, platforms, and services that enable the innovation needed to reshape the energy system. 

As part of this transformation, National Grid has built a new team, Digital, to infuse our organization with digital builders across product management, design, and engineering. We offer flexible remote working arrangements in the Northeast region of the US, and in London in the UK. We have physical offices in Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY in the US, and Birmingham in the UK. We are hiring digital builders at all levels to support our mission to enable a fair and affordable transition to a clean energy economy.  

Job Purpose

As a Data Engineer, you will be involved in the product development process from ideation to launch, working closely with software engineers, product managers, UI/UX designers, and key stakeholders across the organization to deliver the best digital experiences for our users. You will actively contribute to the success of the team by innovating, participating in technical discussions, and contributing to the development of products that will transform the organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement data orchestration pipelines, data sourcing, cleansing, and QC processes 

  • Support data architects when designing data architectures 

  • Contribute to software verification plans and quality assurance procedures  

  • Document and maintain data architecture  

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

  • Consult with end users to refine, redesign, and perfect large-scale solutions  

  • Contribute to IT standards, procedures, and process 

  • Actively participate in the design of software solutions 

  • Document and maintain software functionality

Qualifications

  • Experience working on large scale, full lifecycle data implementation projects 

  • Deep knowledge of performant SQL and understanding of relational database technology 

  • Hands-on RDBMS experience (data modeling, analysis, programming, stored procedures) 

  • Developed ETL/ELT workflows with a modern programming language (eg, Python, Java) 

  • Deployment of data pipelines in the cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) 

  • Understanding of relational and warehousing database technology 

  • Knowledge of some form of Lean software development methodology (eg, Agile SCRUM)  

  • Full Software Development Life Cycle knowledge  

  • Demonstrate flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the business

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.

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Our culture

  • A culture of inclusivity where the best ideas can come from anywhere.
  • A belief that we do our best work when we all work together.
  • An understanding that to engineer the future, you have to think out of the box.

Rewards

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing education

  • Paid time off

  • Employee assistance (EAP)

  • Health & wellness

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