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Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Waltham, Massachusetts; Brooklyn, New York; Hicksville, New York

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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

Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Organization Information Technology Department Common Services US

About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Software Engineer - DevOps for our IT/Digital team.  This position can be based in Massachusetts, Brooklyn, NY, or Hicksville, NY.

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 Purpose

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

We are looking for a Technical Lead Software Engineer (DevOps) to join our DevOps Engineering team and lead the build and maintenance of CICD Pipelines for major programs. The person will lead a team of highly skilled DevOps Engineers to build and maintain DevSecOps, Data Ops, and ML Ops pipelines using Cloudbees Jenkins, Sonarqube, Checkmarx, and Ansible Tower and various test automation tools. The Technical Lead will have strong leadership skills and be skilled at providing work direction, assignments, and coaching to project team members.

Key Accountabilities

  • Define objectives to be achieved by Scrum team.
  • Provide work direction to DevOps Engineers.
  • Gather requirements for new CICD Pipelines.
  • Design, implement, and maintain CICD Pipelines for major programs. Build pipeline components in a way that fosters reusability.
  • Create groovy based Jenkins pipelines that run within Docker containers.
  • Create Ansible playbooks used for application code deployment and manage them within Ansible Tower.
  • Implement new tools to support new automation requirements for CICD Pipelines.
  • Liquibase experience
  • Train new DevOps engineers on how to use Cloudbees Jenkins and Ansible Tower
  • Plan and execute work using Jira.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Demonstrate valued business partner capabilities and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders.
  • Strong technical leadership skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Driven to succeed independently as well as in a team-based environment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent Software Engineering field
  • 5-7 years of Software Engineering experience
  • 2-4 years experience leading teams of DevOps Engineers or Software Engineers to build and maintain DevSecOps, DataOps, and ML Ops pipeline solutions
  • Excellent requirements gathering and solution design skills
  • Deep understanding of DevOps principles and practices
  • Hands on experience using Jenkins and Ansible Tower
  • Scripting experience with Groovy, Ansible, and Python
  • Strong understanding of source code management and branching strategies, using tool such as Bitbucket, GIT, or GitHub
  • Experience with Azure or AWS Cloud environments
  • Experience with Azure PaaS services and Azure DevOps
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Strong Software Engineering mindset (e.g. Object-oriented design)
  • Experience automating processes via scripts and REST APIs
  • Solid Linux experience

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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Success Profile

What makes you a successful Information Technology team player at National Grid? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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  • Proactive
  • Results-driven
  • Leadership
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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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