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Rotational Development Program - Technology

Northern Trust
Chicago, IL 60602
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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

Technology - Information & Cyber Security

Identify risks associated with the use of technology for internal systems and hosted external systems.

Ensure that risk management programs communicate security policies and requirements so people know, understand and can follow.

Collaborate with Information Security, Privacy, and Risk Management teams to provide continuous improvement to Information Security and Technology Risk Policies and frameworks.

Participate in cyber security incident response as required.


Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university (preferred majors listed below) with expected graduation dates between December 2021 through Summer 2022 (Start dates June/July 2022) preferred

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Applicants must not now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status to work in the United States

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

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Knowledge and interest in Northern Trust and the financial services industry

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.)

Preferred majors:

Computer Science

Computer and Electrical


Information Technology (IT)

Management Information Systems


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.

Placement Opportunities:

Business Solutions

Information Services Analyst

Information Security Analyst

Applications Analyst (Software Engineer)


Data Scientist

DevOps Engineer

Site Reliability Engineer

Information & Cybersecurity

Information Security Analyst

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 a role with us we ask you to complete a few 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.

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.

Stage 3 - Interview.

If you are selected to move forward in the process for the role you have applied to, you will then be invited to participate in interview(s) where we will ask you some competency/behavioral based questions and give you an opportunity to ask us some questions.

Keep an eye on your email, including your spam folders. We also recommend adding NorthernTrust@invalidemail.com and Campusrecruiting@ntrs.com to your safe sender list so you do not miss important emails.

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.

Good luck, we are looking forward to learning more about you.

Additional Information

Campus : RDP

Campus Cycle: 2021-22

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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