Global Technology, 12 month Industrial Placement Analyst (Chief Technology Organization) Chester, UK
Job Description & Program Overview
Technology touches every part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and underpins each deal we make. From low latency programming to big data challenges to keep Bank of America Merrill Lynch at the forefront of the world’s financial markets, Technology is critical to our success. Owing to our investment in cutting-edge technology, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Technology and Operations (GT&O) division places growth and success as a central part of its strategy. Why? It gives our business the competitive edge to solve business problems by delivering high quality and practical solutions.
Chief Technology Organization (CTO) technologists meet the needs of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's clients and employees by working alongside development technology teams to design, implement and support cutting edge applications and infrastructure. Teams are either aligned to a business group or enterprise wide function supporting critical systems essential to the success of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Our CTO Industrial Placement program offers you the opportunity to develop and understand the fundamental technical and personal skills that you will need to be successful and to deliver real value to our lines of the business, by collaborating with team mates from across the globe. These teams cover all aspects of our infrastructure including servers, mainframes, networks, storage, backups, desktops, information security, communications and market data.
Whichever team you join, we expect fresh thinking from our technologists; fast turnaround and delivery means work is challenging but also satisfying as solutions move from concept to implementation.
Industrial Placement Analyst interns attend a comprehensive induction and formal training at the start of the program, and a variety of educational speaker events and networking events over the placement to aid you in your professional, technical and personal development. Interns also benefit from our Mentor and a Buddy program to ensure you are fully supported along the way.
As an Industrial Placement Analyst, your key tasks and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Design infrastructure used by multiple lines of business, handling billion dollars of transactions per day
Take responsibility for deploying and supporting core infrastructure that underpins the daily operations of the entire bank
Support the design and implementation of our next generation data-centres
Develop mobile solutions to enable our employees to work effectively in geographically diverse locations
Be responsible for global incident management and event management processes
Work with various platform teams and Business Technology Groups to help build out automated processes
Have exposure to the business management functions
You must be in your penultimate year of study pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university
You should have strong A level (or equivalent) grades and be on track for a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent)
We welcome applicants from varying degree subjects however it may be advantageous to be studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths degree discipline
First and foremost we look for applicants who demonstrate a clear interest and passion for Technology, a drive to self-learn outside of studies, and an interest in improving technical ability
You should display an interest in, and a keenness to further your knowledge of, infrastructure including servers, mainframes, networks, storage, backups, desktops, information security, communications and market data
Demonstrate capacity for innovative thinking and strong problem solving
Display clear motivation for exploring a career within financial services
Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with a variety of people
We look for evidence of strong team-work, leadership and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Fluency in written and spoken English is a pre-requisite
Demonstrates integrity and ethics by earning other’s trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions
Our Commitment to Conduct and Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.
Analyst Internship and Full time recruiting takes place on a rolling basis once applications open. Assessments often begin before the deadline, so it’s best to submit your application early.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.
As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.
We offer a competitive Salary and Benefits package