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Lead Data Engineer

Job ID 25740 Location Waltham, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York Department IT Data and Digital

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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 seeking Lead Data Engineers to join our team.

At National Grid, we’re committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the communities we serve, and we leverage a variety of digital products and cutting-edge technologies to enable our work. To help drive our ongoing digital transformation and successfully deliver these products, we recently built and launched the MVP for GridStack.

GridStack is a cohesive technology ecosystem that consists of a suite of platform products and services designed to make building digital products as smooth as possible. It includes products for Infrastructure-as-Code, Continuous Testing and Deployment, API Management, and Modular Data Services (and more!). Moreover, GridStack provides the foundational capabilities to support autonomous delivery of business product teams.

Job Purpose

If you’re motivated by gratifying and challenging work, then there’s a good chance that this opportunity (and a career with National Grid) is in your wheelhouse. As a valued member of the GridStack team, you’ll be given the opportunity to help shape the future of digital product delivery at National Grid by building a state-of-the-art platform of applications, data, and technologies.

Keep in mind that you’ll be stepping into a legacy technology environment in need of modernization. Therefore, your work on this team will play a critical role in updating our infrastructure so we can deliver renewable energy efficiently and create innovative solutions for the power demands of the future.

Key Accountabilities

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading an engineering team within a given product
  • Managing the end-to-end technology execution
  • Designing and developing conceptual, logical, and physical data models
  • Ensuring selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and integration of multiple systems and technology
  • Actively engaging in sprint planning, delivery, and managing the releases
  • Driving the adoption of best practices for data architecture, data standards, and data security
  • Acting as a mentor to development and business teams on data architecture design and requirements

What will make you successful

  • Proven ability to set technical vision, build technical product roadmaps, and drive continuous product improvements
  • Expertise in designing, building, and operating distributed systems
  • Proven experience in service delivery through development and maintenance of software solutions


  • 5-7 years of experience with data platform engineering data pipeline development
  • Demonstrated experience leading project teams, and setting technical direction

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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