Global Emerging Technologies Lead

País/região: PT Cidade: Porto or Lisbon Unidade de negócios: EDP ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL EDP is a global energy company that leads based on the values of Innovation, Sustainability and Human

País/região: PT

Cidade: Porto or Lisbon

Unidade de negócios: EDP ENERGIAS DE PORTUGAL

EDP is a global energy company that leads based on the values of Innovation, Sustainability and Humanization. Using the technology of the future we create solutions highly focused on the needs of our people and our customers, never neglecting our role and contribution to society.

The Digital Global Unit (DGU) is an area of EDP SA and its mission is to challenge the organization to think differently and go beyond, in a context of increasingly frequent and faster technological, economic and social changes, creating and disseminating a digital friendly culture, favorable to the development and experimentation of new solutions that create value for the various stakeholders of the EDP Group. To support us in this role, we intend to recruit for the Foundations Architecture area.

Main responsibilities:

  • Define, support and advance the strategic direction and priorities of Emerging Technologies (Blockchain & Metaverse, IoT, Data & AI, and others) across EDP, by fostering open communication and active collaboration with IT teams and business units;
  • Monitor, research and evaluate emerging technologies relevant for digital and energetic contexts, formulating and developing appropriate emerging technology strategies and programs to support EDPs efforts for digital transformation and energetic transition;
  • Establish governance models for prioritizing and managing emerging technology investments across the organization;
  • Lead the awareness for Emerging Techs for EDP chain of value by engaging stakeholders across levels, geographies and business units within the organization;
  • Provide guidance and input for internal teams that are building Emerging Tech assets in terms of architecture and engineering best practices, including the potential effects of emerging information technologies and trends on the current and future IT initiatives;
  • Managing work cross-functionally across the organization to understand requirements and plan architecture and solutions;
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to identify and capture innovative technology solutions and drive the design execution from concept to completion;
  • Provide leadership on the reporting, analysis, technology, and governance recommendations to accelerate integration of emerging technologies across the enterprise;
  • Align with internal providers and contract management teams to Onboard and integrate emerging technology, digitization, and automation companies – working with Procurement, Legal, and other partners within the organization as needed to execute contracts, integrate into our technology stack, product, operational and processes as appropriate;
  • Build and engage Emerging Techs team, define and monitor the objectives of each team member, supporting their evolution, namely through the identification of Training needs;´
  • Business and IT Processes alignment with the value and possibilities of each Emerging Technology.

Looking for people with the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Management Informatics or similar;
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge in all emerging technologies defined (Data & AI, IoT, Blockchain and Metaverse);
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership +8 Years;
  • Application of emerging technologies in enterprise environment;
  • Product development demonstrated experience;
  • Rapid analysis and Complex problem-solving capacity;
  • Experience in strategy analysis and definition;
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated experience.

Joining EDP is to have access to:

  • A professional experience in a leading international company in its sector, with flexible working arrangements and hours and an Indefinite Contract;
  • Recognition through remuneration compatible with the position and other additional benefits;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development (transversal projects, mobility, volunteering, etc.).

About EDP:

As a socially responsible company, we incorporate our values and practices with the principles of Diversity and Inclusion. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organization. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of the EDP Group.

What makes us proud as an employer:

  • TOP Employer Certification by TOP Employers Institute (EDP Portugal; EDP Renewables);
  • Gender Equality Index by Bloomberg (EDP Portugal; EDP Renewables);
  • Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by Fundación Másfamília.

If you consider you have profile for this opportunity, apply until 13/07/2022, through the link: Global Emerging Technologies Lead (

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