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Citizens Bank Technology Development Program: Software Engineer I - Consumer (June 2021) in Phoenix, Arizona


Jumpstart your future while helping us build the bank of the future!

The financial industry is evolving and Citizens is striving towards becoming a top technology destination for customers and colleagues. Our technology team is rapidly transforming by digitizing our business and driving “Next-gen” technology experiences for our customers.

Join our Technology Development Program (TDP) and unlock your full potential as a technologist! As a participant, you will help drive exceptional and efficient customer experiences through transformative projects and initiatives, from FinTech partnerships and digital payments to modern application environments and cloud computing.

Based on your skills and interests, you will be placed in one of several tracks. Tracks include software development and engineering, network and systems engineering, data engineering, and testing.

In addition to our assignments, comprehensive training and exposure to dynamic leaders, you will also experience an environment that fosters equality - where all colleagues and customers can feel valued, respected and heard. After all, diversity and inclusion is an essential element of our success here at Citizens.

Software Engineer Track - Consumer

As a software engineer, you will work alongside a group of talented engineers as you pursue a broad range of initiatives. By leveraging your technical skills and thirst for innovation, you will produce disruptive Middleware technologies that will ensure Citizens’ market leadership. As a future leader, you will work on multiple solutions spanning our consumer banking applications.

The Software Engineer l will be responsible for:

  • Designing, modifying, developing and implementing technology solutions; building modern, architecturally sound components, tools and applications to meet mission-driven strategic business goals.

  • Participating in an environment rapidly transforming to the Agile methodology, adhering to best practices and collaborating effectively with your team mates.

  • Infusing quality of service characteristics, such as scalability, manageability and maintainability, into distributed service-based framework to create or expand business or technical capabilities.

  • Employing industry best practices to evaluate, correct and prevent vulnerabilities during the software development process.

  • Documenting development iterations; ensuring the quality of technical documentation; creating progress reports.

  • Participating in code and design reviews with Middleware teams to ensure that solutions meet current enterprise standards.


Program Information

Within this program, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate concurrently in Early Career Development Programming (ECDP) – a robust, 4-month program designed to give our new colleagues a strong foundation of Citizens. Through the ECDP, you’ll experience:

  • 2-day Orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide development program colleagues

  • Professional development workshops (such as Agile Methodologies and Presence & Presentation)

  • Customer and client site visits

  • Networking opportunities with senior leadership

  • Dedicated community service activities

  • Strategic Challenge where you’ll work in small teams to solve for an organizational problem and present your recommendations to a panel of executives



What you’ll need to apply

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, CIS, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or other technology-related degree

  • Expected graduation date of May 2021

  • Minimum GPA 3.0

  • Experience in software development

  • Familiarity with full-stack development

  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a team environment; strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Understanding of multiple programming languages, including at least one front end framework (Angular/React/Vue), such as Python3, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, C, C++, etc.

  • Experience with collecting requirements, creating software designs and developing efficient implementations

  • Understanding of data structure concepts such as linked lists, dictionaries, arrays, custom object creation, etc.

  • AWS/AZURE/GCP experience preferred

  • Knowledge of CICD pipeline (CircleCI, Jenkins, or equivalent) preferred

Please note that U.S. Immigration sponsorship or work visa is not available for this position and candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.

Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, colleague or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, genetic characteristic, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, family status/parenthood, victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.