Solutions Development Manager

  • Job Reference: 18128
  • Date Posted: 22 February 2021
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Wokingham (RG41 5BN), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


Solutions Development Manager, Permanent


National Grid IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented Solutions Development Manager to lead our Electricity Balancing Systems Development team within our IT Solutions Development organisation.


The Solutions Development Manager will be responsible for leading a team of software engineers, business analysts, solution architects, and scrum masters who plan, design, develop, test, and deploy applications for IT projects - defining performance objectives and development plans for team members and ensures alignment with department objectives.
As a talented Software Solutions Development Manager, you will manage dedicated software professionals that incorporate customer-centric design thinking practices and standard Waterfall & Agile/Lean software development methodologies. 

About you


You will have extensive experience in a software development leadership role, skilled in leading complex software development teams as part of a large multi-year, business-critical technology program.

You’ll have an in-depth understanding of cloud-native architectures, microservices, and open API’s, and a thorough understanding of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, SAFe).

In the role, you will provide leadership to development teams, and proactively engage with wider IT teams to promote process and organisational improvements that enhance overall effectiveness and prepare and present programme-level communications for executives and stakeholders.


Technically, you will have unrivalled knowledge of SDLC methodologies, requirements, design, development and test tools, and experience in managing/using DevOps Tools, such as Jira, Confluence, BitBuck, Jenkins, Sonarqube, JFrog, Ansible to name a few.


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.

Our values and principles

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.

As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What you'll get


A salary of between £59,000 - £65,000

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.