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Job ProfileSoftware Engineer I at Citizens Bank

Full Time
Long Term Employee
Johnston, RI
Westwood, MA
Phoenix, AZ
and 3 others

What will you do in this job?

This position is part of Citizens’ hiring program to increase colleagues who are neurodiverse in our workforce. Launched in 2021 designed specifically for neurodiverse individuals on the autism spectrum, it has since grown to include other areas of neurodiversity, such as ADHD and dyslexia. Our hiring program aims to provide meaningful employment opportunities that put to use the unique strengths of neurodiverse colleagues as well as champion the growth and empowerment of our colleagues from all backgrounds, abilities and life experiences. Through this program Citizens provides support for neurodiverse jobseekers during the recruitment process and the duration of the assignment once a candidate is hired.
Any disclosure of disability made as part of the Citizens’ Autism at Work Program will be used solely for legitimate business purposes related to the position you are applying to as part of that program

Get ready to make your mark! Kicking off your career with us means working on projects that matter alongside colleagues from a diverse set of backgrounds.

We know that everything is driven by technology. It’s why we’ve made a substantial investment to build and support our in-house tech firm. In our Technology Development Program (TDP), you will help build next-generation services and collaborate with fintech partners on innovative solutions. Bring your whole self to work, including your passion for what’s possible and your critical thinking skills. Joining us on our transformation journey means you’ll get to reinvent what banking looks and feels like for millions of people!

Software Engineer Rotation

In this year-long program you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to have a successful career.  You’ll have three different Software Engineer Rotations across various business lines, including Consumer Technology, Commercial Technology, Colleague Technology, and Architecture & Strategy. Each of these rotations will offer unique opportunities to participate in meaningful, hands-on projects in an agile environment. Sample responsibilities include:

  • Designing, modifying, defining, and implementing technology solutions; building modern, architecturally sound components, tools and applications to meet strategic business goals.
  • Maintaining and enhancing iOS and Android applications.
  • Helping to build APIs that support multiple data formats and can integrate easily.
  • Assisting with the delivery of an enterprise-grade Microservices framework that enables rapid development of modern apps.
  • Researching and gathering documentation to ensure the quality of user documentation; create progress reports.
  • Improving system quality by identifying issues and common patterns, and developing standard operating procedures.
  • Enhancing applications by finding opportunities for improvement, making recommendations, and designing and implementing systems.

All TDP colleagues from each rotation program will spend their first 4 weeks together for on-boarding, orientation, and our in-house Kickstart Academy.

Early Career Development Program (ECDP)

All Technology Development Program participants will participate in the Early Career Development Program (ECDP) – a robust, 4-month program designed to give our new colleagues a solid foundation of Citizens. ECDP runs concurrently with your technology development and rotations.  Through the ECDP, you’ll experience:

  • 2-day Orientation with all bank-wide development program colleagues (90+ colleagues in 2022)
  • Professional development workshops (such as Agile Methodologies and Presence & Presentation)
  • Networking opportunities with senior leadership across all areas of Citizens
  • Dedicated community service activities to include direct service or skills-based volunteering to local organizations across our footprint.

Life after the program
Upon successful completion of the Program, graduates will be placed on a software engineering team where you will continue to develop your career.


Basic qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development or other technology-related degree.
  • Expected graduation date of May 2023.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Solid understanding of one or more of the following programming languages, frameworks, libraries and data formats: Java, JavaScript, C, Swift, Python, .Net, Node, React, SQL, JSON.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous professional exposure to software development and/or engineering.
  • Experience with CICD pipeline (CircleCI, Jenkins, or equivalent) preferred.
  • AWS/AZURE/GCP experience preferred.
  • Understanding of the banking industry, specifically the functions of custodial and consumer banking.

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.

Hours and Work Schedule
Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5pm

Preferred Qualifications

Entry level


Bachelor's degree in one of the following subjects below:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science

Other Credentials

    Hard Skills

    Keep in mind, you may not need ALL of these skills to be a great fit!


    Medical InsuranceVision Insurance401(k) PlanVacation and Paid Time Off


    Between 80000 - 80000 USD
    Per Year



    Standard Hours (9am-5pm)

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