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Technology Development Program

The banking industry has fundamentally evolved. The way we interact with customers has changed from in-person to predominantly digital over the last decade. Our technology team is rapidly responding to this evolution by digitizing our business and driving amazing experiences for our customers.

Our Technology Development Program is designed to help tech enthusiasts channel their skillset and make a meaningful impact in the world of banking. Through significant assignments, comprehensive training and exposure to dynamic leaders, you’ll develop into a well-rounded professional while helping us build the bank of the future.


  • Opportunity for you to experience a 1-year program with potential exposure and final placement in multiple areas of Information Technology
  • Development of skills and knowledge necessary to support critical IT systems in a complex enterprise environment
  • Exposure to Technology Services executives and senior leaders on a day-to-day basis
  • An established mentorship program designed to guide you through your first year
  • A competitive compensation program


  • Johnston, RI location at our new state-of-the-art campus
  • Hands-on training during each rotation that enhances your knowledge of Information Technology systems, Citizens Bank applications, infrastructure and data management processes
  • Technical training focusing on Agile Methodologies, Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence
  • Unique volunteer activities, networking events and business competitions that offer exposure to our customers, community and executives
  • Prospective areas of specialization include Software Engineering, Digital Development, Scrum, Cloud Engineering, Data Engineering, Quality Assurance, Robotics & Process Automation, Systems Engineering, Infrastructure, Network Engineering, Cybersecurity, IT Risk


  • 2-day orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide Early Career Development Program colleagues
  • Branch and customer site visits (such as the Harpoon Brewery)
  • Dedicated community service activities with your peers
  • Early Career Program development days
    • Several development/training days, where executives in the bank will speak to you 
      about high-level banking operations and offer advice on how to succeed
  • Strategic Challenge – All Early Career colleagues are split into mixed teams and assigned 
    an organizational problem
    • Over the first 3-months of the program, you and your team will schedule calls and 
      meetings to develop a plan to win and solve the problem statement
    • Your team will present to a panel of judges in September and the winning team will 
      be given the opportunity to present to an executive counsel the following month


  • Recent college grads have been placed in the following types of roles:
    • Software Engineer
    • Application Developer
    • Infrastructure Engineer
    • Solutions Architect
    • Cyber Defense Specialist
    • IT Security Specialist
    • Business Systems Analyst
    • IT Analyst
    • IT Risk Specialist