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Senior Data Engineer, Gridstack

Waltham, Massachusetts



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

Senior Data Engineer, Gridstack

Organization Information Technology Department IT Global Solution Development

As part of National Grid’s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

National Grid is hiring a Senior Data Engineer for our Data Engineering team. This role can be based out of Waltham, MA, Brooklyn, NY, Hicksville, NY, Melville, NY, or Syracuse, NY.

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.  We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society, delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

Job Purpose

The Senior Data Engineer is a collaborative role on the Digital Platform Data Engineering Team responsible for designing sound, scalable, and performant solutions that meet the requirements in a large data volume enterprise. Solutions and design trade-offs are communicated to business and technical stakeholders for effective decision making.

The Sr Data Engineer will influence an integral part of a major IT initiative to enable National Grid Business Partners by improving how our employees serve our customers today and by creating the platform for tomorrow’s growth. This is an integral role for this enablement program to deliver changes across people, process, systems and technology.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead data solution development including data migration and extracts from multiple legacy systems
  • Updates to data mappings and data catalogs
  • Data profiling
  • Development of data synchronization processes
  • Participate in model and design of SaaS solutions, including data modeling
  • Assist in determining the cross-application data standards, data distribution standards and promote data-driven design
  • Evaluate database deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards
  • Work with architects to ensure that all components work together to meet objectives and performance goals as defined in the requirements. Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that may affect other areas of the project
  • Participate in go-live preparation activities such as QA, dress rehearsals, issue remediation, cutover and go-live aftercare
  • Participate in data management maturity assessments to identify gaps and pain points for capabilities including data quality, governance, analytics, metadata management, master data management
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement in processes, procedures and systems with regards to data

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at colleagues, partners / vendors; project sponsors


  • 5+ years’ experience in database development (SQLServer, Oracle, etc)
  • Experience in data mapping, modeling and working with teams to define data models
  • Experience in a dynamic work environment
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers
  • Strong communicator
  • Experience with cloud database architecture is a plus
  • Experience with Snowflake is a plus
  • Experience with Matillion is a plus
  • Experience with real-time data loads is a plus
  • Experience with Agile/Lean software development process and practices is a plus
  • Experience in with SaaS solutions such as Salesforce, ESRI and Workforce is a plus

Leadership requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams, subject matter experts, and architects
  • Demonstrated ability to drive sustainable process changes that realize significant business value

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. 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.  


Success Profile

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  • Strategic
  • Inventive
  • Collaborative
  • 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.


  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing education

  • Paid time off

  • Employee assistance (EAP)

  • Health & wellness

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