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Rotational Development Program - Technology Track

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Trainee/Co-Op
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20070 Requisition #
The Northern Trust Rotational Development Program (RDP) is designed to develop the technical skills, business acumen, and leadership abilities of early career professionals. During the 12-18 month program (dependent on the track), participants will have the opportunity to perform meaningful assignments in various rotations while gaining a broader perspective, along with exposure to leadership of the different departments in their chosen career track. Rotations are selected based on the business need as well as the RDP member’s career interests, goals, and skills.

RDP Support and Development
The program provides participants with dedicated ongoing support and professional development opportunities that include:
  • Two program mentors
  • Monthly speaker series
  • Learning & Development sessions
  • Career Development opportunities
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Social Events
  • Access to RDP Alumni Network
The Rotational Development Program offers five tracks:
  • Corporate Finance Track 
  • Asset Management Track
  • Technology Track 
  • Asset Services of America Track
  • Credit Track 
Technology Track
The Technology track includes three 6-month rotations in either the Business Solutions Group or Engineering Group.
Members of the Technology Track contribute to key IT initiatives designed to expose them to Northern Trust’s various technologies and systems, allowing them to accelerate their understanding of the bank’s underlying applications and architecture. Core rotations may be completed in application development, data management, enterprise support, infrastructure engineering, systems architecture, and security. Additional rotations will increase in complexity to promote fast-paced, progressive learning throughout the program and may allow for specialization in a specific technology.

Examples of potential responsibilities (note: work varies by rotation and business need):

Technology - Business Solutions
  • Participate in all phases of full software development lifecycle
  • Design, code, implement, and test new features and modules for trade processing systems
  • Collaborate with business analysts to understand and translate product specifications
  • Work with testing teams and business partners to support testing and fix defects
  • Estimate work effort, schedules, milestones, risks and project status as it relates to product development
  • Define and identify risks associated with the use of technology for internal systems and hosted external systems
  • Review and assess controls through established frameworks for third party risk assessments, application control assessments, infrastructure control assessments, and other due diligence initiatives
  • Manage, streamline and automate deployment and build process of an internal or vended solution
  • Create and continuously improve support documentation and transition new support requirements to resources
  • Draw and write up detailed software design diagrams with use-cases for appropriate stakeholders
Technology - Engineering
  • Design, code, implement, and test new features and modules for infrastructure systems
  • Research ways to use modern Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms and techniques to identify problems and root causes that may not be readily apparent with classical approaches
  • Leverage big data systems such as Splunk and Hadoop to analyze vast amounts of data for anomalies
  • Develop and design event driven programs using advanced distributed queuing systems such as Kafka 
Placement Opportunities:

Business Solutions
  • Information Services Analyst 
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Applications Analyst (Software Engineer)
Engineering
  • Data Scientist
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
Members of Northern Trust’s Rotational Development Program possess the following:
  • Intermediate proficiency in programming – minimum of 3 courses completed
  • Strong interest in technology and innovation
  • Analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • Knowledge and interest in Northern Trust and the financial services industry
Suggested majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Informatics

Recommended Attributes:
  • Working knowledge of common programming languages (i.e., Java, C#, Javascript, Python, C/C++, Unix, SQL, etc.)
  • Understanding of agile methodologies (i.e. Scrum, TDD, devOps)
  • Familiarity with popular version control software (i.e. Git, TFS)
  • Excellent problem solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work independently and adapt quickly to new technologies/systems
  • Strong sense of personal courage (active meeting participant, asking for help, etc.)
After successfully completing the program, qualified Associates will apply for a role that best leverages the experiences they’ve gained throughout their rotations and meets their career interests. Participation in the Program is not guaranteed for any period of time, nor is it a promise of employment since participants are employed at will.  

We do not/will not sponsor candidates for work authorization, including H-1B petitions.
Application Process: 
 
At Northern Trust, we place a huge value on “fit” – our clients, the services we provide, the technology we create, and most importantly, the people we hire.
 
As an applicant to an Early Career role, we want to get to know you - what you value, how you solve problems, what you aspire to, and whether we’re a good “fit” for your skills and career goals.  To help us understand your “fit” for an Analyst role with us we ask you to complete 4 stages. 
 
Stage 1 – Online Application. 
Click on Apply for Job and complete your online application where we ask you for personal information, academic history and check your eligibility. After completing this stage satisfactorily you will receive an email invitation to complete Stage 2.
 
Stage 2 – Career eNTry online assessment. 
Take a brief online assessment so we can identify key skills and attributes important for working at Northern Trust. On passing the assessment you will receive an email invitation to complete Stage 3. 
 
Stage 3 – On Demand Video Interview (Optional). 
You’ll be invited to record answers to a number of short interview questions. You may be asked about your knowledge of Northern Trust your strengths and your motivations to start your career with us.
 
The video interview is an optional part of the process - if you decide not to complete the on demand interview the Recruiter will review your application and assessment and contact you for a telephone interview only if you are shortlisted.
 
Once you have completed all 3 stages a Recruiter will review all the information you have provided and contact you if you have been selected for stage 4 - an in person interview. 
 
Keep an eye on your email for the invitations, including your spam folders. Add noreply@email.montagetalent.com to your safe sender list.
 
Good luck, we are looking forward to learning more about you.
 
Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email us at myhrhelp@ntrs.com.
 

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Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center or call 1-800-807-0302 (North America), +630-276-5353 (Asia Pacific), 1800-425-0333 (India), +44(0)207 982 4357 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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