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Associate Software Engineer Graduate Program, New York - September 2024

Requisition ID:  46079
Business Unit:  Fitch Group
Category:  Early Talent

New York, NY, US

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2023

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 


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 Group is currently seeking Associate Software Engineers based out of our NY & Chicago 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 four, three-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 between December 2023 and June 2024 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • 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


Why Fitch?

At Fitch Group, the combined power of our global perspectives is what differentiates us. Our global network of colleagues comes together to accomplish things greater than they ever could alone.


Every team member is essential to our business and each perspective is critical to our success. We embrace a diverse culture that encourages a free exchange of ideas, guaranteeing your voice will be heard and your work will have an impact, regardless of seniority.


We are building incredible things at Fitch and we invite you to join us on our journey.


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.

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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 be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.


Fitch Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.


Expected base pay rates for the role will be $85,000 per year. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors.  Base pay is one part of Fitch’s total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch. 




Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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