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Associate Software Engineer, Graduate Program - London - September 2024

Requisition ID:  46119
Business Unit:  Fitch Group
Category:  Early Talent

London, GB

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2023

Fitch: together we equal more


Company Overview:

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research.  Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise.  The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.


At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective


Fitch Group is currently seeking Associate Software Engineers based out of our London office.


The 12-month program will give candidates the training they need to become a successful software engineer within the Enterprise Technology team. The program is rotational and each graduate trainee will receive intensive induction training before undertaking three, four-month placements within specialist areas of the team. Placements will include multiple assignments working across a combination of our Centers of Excellence, end-user computing, and other Enterprise Technology teams. Throughout the program we will provide training in a variety of subject matter, covering information about the Fitch Ratings business and the current and next-generation technologies. 


The Enterprise Technology team uses its technical expertise to deliver world-class and innovative solutions to its Fitch Ratings customers, providing critical information and capabilities that are used to run the business. The aim is to enable the Ratings business to operate more effectively, with better information, to produce the best quality ratings and research in a timely manner. 


What We Offer:

  • Access to regular training sessions hosted by senior members of the technology team
  • Proper guidance by mentors, team leads, and peer buddies
  • Opportunity to work on real-time projects from day one
  • Experience working in a variety of different teams within the tech department


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Implement stories from the backlog and develop expertise in analysis, design and development of software applications using modern application development frameworks, front-end, and SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Work with teams to design and build comprehensive, scalable, and secure API’s. 
  • Utilize code in the AWS application and develop knowledge of cloud-based computing and infrastructure.  
  • Apply test driven development techniques to optimize the software development process with experienced QA team members.
  • Execute code leveraging cloud native services and develop knowledge of cloud-based computing and infrastructure.  
  • Work closely with the technology team to implement software best practices/standards.
  • Collaborate with Product Owners to understand the vision of Fitch Products and their objectives. 

What You Need to Have:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in engineering or science disciplines with strong background in computer information systems, software engineering, or data.
  • Graduated in 2023 or 2024
  • Less than 6 months of full-time software engineering experience


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • High levels of creativity, quick problem-solving capabilities; out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Great collaborator and team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven software engineering experience/interest through previous internships, work experience, or coding competitions.
  • Keen interest in learning new technologies




Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.


Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

For more information about this policy, please visit the Code of Ethics and Conduct page.

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