Lead Software Engineer, Technical Delivery


Waltham, MA, US, 02451-1120

Division:  IT CRM & Digital US
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Requisition Number:  27498
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Job Function:  Information Technology

About us


National Grid is hiring for a Lead Software Engineer for our digital department in Waltham, MA.


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.

Job Purpose


As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be involved in the product development process from ideation to launch, working closely with software engineers, product managers, UI/UX designers, and key stakeholders across the organization to deliver the best digital experiences for our users. You will actively contribute to the success of the team by innovating, participating in technical discussions, and contributing to the development of products that will transform the organization. 

Key Accountabilities


  • Front-end and/or back-end software engineering 
  • Write well-designed, testable, and efficient code 
  • Contribute to the Integration of software components into a fully functional software system  
  • Contribute to software verification plans and quality assurance procedures  
  • Document and maintain software functionality  
  • Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders on the development of digital products  
  • Consult with end users to refine, redesign, and perfect large-scale solutions  
  • Contribute to IT standards, procedures, and process 
  • Contribute to software verification plans and quality assurance procedures  
  • Document and maintain software functionality  


Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required


  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with third party suppliers/vendors.



  • Bachelors
  • 5-10 Years experience
  • Software engineering experience in a structured team and environment  
  • Exhibited best practices in software engineering  
  • Code and version management experience  
  • Knowledge of some form of Lean software development methodology (eg, Agile SCRUM)  
  • Full software development life cycle knowledge  
  • Practical knowledge of RESTful API’s 
  • Practical knowledge of database technologies 
  • Practical knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery 
  • Demonstrate flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the business 


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.