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Director Innovation & Enterprise Architecture

National Grid
Waltham, MA
  • Job Code
    20171653
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Description: Description About the Position:
We are currently lookingfor an innovative architecture leader who loves to undertake complexchallenges, create groundbreaking ideas, and actualize the final products. As the Utility industry transforms, we need aleader who can act as a technology scout, sense out new opportunities, and helpdefine transformational improvements to guide National Grid in the shift to adigital utility. In addition, we needthis individual to be a practical architect who can set policies and standards,motivate a federated architecture team to follow and support those standardsand who is willing to dive in where necessary to help implement them. This role will report intothe VP IS Strategy, Innovation and Ventures and will require frequentcollaboration with National Grid Labs, Group Technology, US and UK project teams,and operational leadership. In addition,they will work hand in hand with the IS Leadership Team (ISLT, comprised of theCIO and CIO’s direct reports).
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Innovation Evaluate new technologies and provide recommendations for investment Assess the organizational impact of new technologies Capture and share best practices among the IT community Create, prioritize, communicate, manage, and execute innovation roadmaps, project plans, and commitments Design, innovate and build solutions that enable the latest technologies including IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor data processing and voice assistants Set an ambitious and challenging 5 year business innovation and architecture strategy and roadmap Lead market analysis and innovation, driving the team to generate new ideas and business streams to grow the business, improve safety and ensure reliability of our services Participate in the National Grid strategic planning processes, driving the long­ term plan to leverage emerging technologies and simplify our landscape with existing technologies Architecture Leadership Communicate effectively with non-technicalstakeholders Together with Domain Architects, craft acoherent and defensible story explaining why technology choices/approachesappear on our regulatory investment portfolio for the rate case / RIIO period Establish trusted EA team procedures andservices, which include consulting on methods and tools, project delivery,standards and methods development, and governance Lead the implementation of business capability,reference, and target architectures to guide the development and implementationof technical solutions Guide the creation of, and alignment to, 3-5year strategic technology roadmaps Together with the domain architects, layoutdomain specific roadmaps taking into account business specifics whileleveraging the scale of National Grid to promote common solutions and minimizetechnology proliferation Establish architecture standards to drivesimplification and commonality across the National Grid businesses whilemaintaining the flexibility necessary for each of the businesses Drive standards and platforms throughinfluence. Guide domain architects andsolution architects which reside in the business teams Work with and through partners. Ensure highlevels of performance, excellent communication and delivery Ensure that work is always in the best interestsof National Grid and our partners Mentor and coach direct and indirect teams spreadacross the US and UK ·
Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline Well versed with IT fundamentals includingAgile, IT investment /portfolio management, Enterprise Architecture,Information Risk Management, ITIL, and Service Management Experience establishing or developing enterpriseor solution architecture functions Experience working with external and/or internal stakeholders toimplement large-scale solutions Presentation and communication skills with a high degree ofcomfort with technical and business audiences Experience working with startups, accelerators, and incubators Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learnquickly Experience working with stakeholders to identify relevantrequirements and understand how those requirements fit into the broaderenterprise context for the application / platform Have the ability to resolve complex challenges with limitedoversight Significant experience of senior management in a globalorganization Bias for action, ability to drive for results and appetite forrisk without day to day direction Entrepreneurial, capable of selling concepts and engaging othersbehind a shared vision / set of objectives Experience of empowering staff to perform at their best and todevelop to meet National Grid’s long term needs Proven experience of successfully leading on the development ofstrategy and business plans Works well under pressure Excellent team player and that you can also work under your ownsteam. You’re not scared of rolling up your sleeves and doing the hard workyourself Experience working with partners and startups to drive innovationwithin the company Demonstrable experience of contributing to the wider corporateneeds of an organization beyond the immediate job description Excellent communications, influencing and negotiations skills Track record of developing successful, long-lasting relationshipsacross the business to drive forward change initiatives, including ademonstrated ability to engage and influence senior managers. Experience in coaching and mentoring others - demonstrateunderstanding and application of teaching/coaching for performance. Job Dimensions: Directemployees: 4 Travel 25% - 35% UK and US.
National Grid is an equal opportunityemployer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge,experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion thatdrives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communitieswe serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative actionemployer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities andprotected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Job : Information Services Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Information Services Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Jun 29, 2017, 4:00:00 AM Unposting Date : Ongoing

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