Graduate Development Program, Information Technology - Quality Engineer, Solutions DevelopmentApply Now
Job ID 7714Location Waltham, MassachusettsOrganization Development ProgrammesDepartment STRATEGY DESIGN
About the Graduate Development Program
National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US.
Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through quarterly development session and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career.
Information Technology Graduate Rotations
Our IT professionals are shaping the future of how National Grid leverages technology. We are technology thought leaders focused on the end user, delivering reliable and secure services and solutions. This position will take part in our IT Graduate Development Rotational Program, an 18-month experience to help you develop technical and leadership skills. You will complete three 6-month rotations in varying IT departments to build core competencies that will enable you to become an IT professional. Your first rotation will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two other 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded.
About the Position
The National Grid IT Solution Development team is responsible for designing, building, integrating, and testing new and enhanced applications used by business teams across National Grid. There is a wide range of technologies utilized, such as, web, mobile, data management & data analytics, integration services, and DevOps. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the success of the Solution Development organization and to gain knowledge and exposure to a wide range of applications, technologies, tools, and processes.
Work as a member of the Quality Engineering team to provide testing related services to projects and programs.
Prepare and execute test cases that validate the functionality of new or enhanced applications.
Prepare automated test scripts and perform automated testing using testing tools, such as, Selenium.
Experiment with new technologies and develop POCs to demonstrate new ideas and solutions.
Log defects in Defect Tool (Jira etc.) and conduct / attend defect triage meetings where defects are discussed and prioritized to get fixed.
Track all work using Jira and Confluence.
Bachelor or master’s degree from an accredited institution in an IT related major
Graduated between May 2019 and May 2020
Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2020 or June 22, 2020
Valid driver’s license with safe driving history
Proven leadership experience
Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States
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.