Senior Architect, Solution

Full-time National Grid in Utilities Email Job
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About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Job Purpose


National Grid IT solution engineering provides Integration platform engineering services and agile-at-scale software delivery. The Senior Solution Architect for Integration platform will be responsible for providing technical leadership to the National Grid IT Integration BAU and new projects working in an agile team under the supervision of the solution engineering manager and the resources from various offshore/onsite delivery/SI partners and be technically accountable for engineering and design aspects of several projects and programmes in the Integration application area from initiation to completion that deliver business change and subsequent benefits. As a key member of the project delivery/agile release trains, the Senior Solution Architect is expected to leverage the expertise and technical depth of knowledge in Integration platforms like M

About the role


The Senior Solution Architect for Integration platform will provide the technical guidance, leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required for the development of National Grid’s Integration platform and integration with other applications & products. The Senior Solution Architect for Integration platform will also create deliverables that help develop target-state software design artefacts (reusable Integration Patterns, API standards, guidelines, individual parts and configurations) for evolving the platform across the National Grid application estate, in order to enable business strategy and deliver targeted business outcomes. The Senior Solution Architect for Integration platform will facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical leadership in a project or across multiple projects.



About you

•    Demonstrated experience of leading enterprise Integration projects in an agile delivery environment as tech lead working with software engineers, scrum masters and product owners supporting the successful execution of the project/projects. Experience in MuleSoft, Digital & Cloud Technologies, DevOps, Microservices & Integration Domain

•    Subject-matter expert of Integration platforms like MuleSoft CloudHub & RTF, Azure Service Bus, appreciation of AI/ML, IoT as applied in the utilities sector•    A deep understanding of Integration Domain and API Microservices Architecture•    In-depth understanding of Integration standards, best practices•    Good understanding of Application Integration, B2B•    Good understanding of API Life Cycle Management, Agile•    Demonstrated ability to lead technical discussions with engineering team members, other architects, and the Integration product owners and resolve conflicts. •    Proven ability to engage with wider stakeholders, external OEM and SI delivery partners and other stakeholders in a constructive and collaborative relationship•    Good working experience of onsite/offshore, leading remote teams, provide solution architectural governance, and serve as a technical coach and mentor for more junior members of the team.



Educated to at least a degree level in engineering, computing or a relevant discipline or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


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A competitive salary

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

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