Type of Positions
Full-Time Entry Level
LEAP Associate and Technology Intern
Majors or Schools
Lyle School of Engineering
Fidelity Investments – Leap
Leap is Fidelity Investments’ exciting training and development program for new IT graduates.
The program is designed to accelerate the development of recent IT graduates to become best-in-class software developers, systems analysts, quality assurance or infrastructure engineers. Participants in Leap will experience an enriched on-boarding process followed by specific technology, business and professional skills training. The training promises to challenge and excite you with responsibility and visibility. Opportunities for Spring 2012 graduates exist in New England, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Westlake/Irving, TX.
The Software Development, Systems Analysis and Quality Assurance tracks include three months of technical/professional/business training followed by a three month live technical project assignment sponsored by a business unit. Participants will design, develop and test innovative software solutions core to the firm's ability to provide the best products and services to our customers.
The Mainframe Development track includes 8 weeks of technical, professional and business training. Participants will learn a variety of technologies in the areas of mainframe development including: COBOL, TSO, JCL, DB2, VSAM and DB2 stored procedures.
The Technology Infrastructure & Engineering (TIE) track offers a variety of on-boarding, networking, technical and professional development training.. Upon completion of the program associates are placed in Network/Systems Engineering and Systems Administration/Support roles to evaluate, test and implement technology solutions core to the firm's ability to provide the best products and services to our customers.
For more information please visit http://leap.fidelitycareers.com
Software Development Track
Participants engaged in the traditional Software Development track will acquire knowledge and experience in the areas of: Software Development Life-Cycle - focused on agile, systems analysis, design, development, testing and support of software applications OO Development using UML, Java/J2EE, C++ and XML Web application development using HTTP server, Web Services and Open Source technologies (Linux, Struts, Spring MVC, Hibernate and iBatis ORM) RIA, Ajax, Web Services, JSON, XML, Dojo Flex and Flash development Database creation, development, and data manipulation using SQL and PL/SQL (Oracle RDBMS) Quality Assurance - Unit Testing and System Integration Testing Security - Information Security, Secure Application Development, Mainframe Development
Participants will learn a variety of technologies in the areas of mainframe development including: COBOL TSO, JCL, DB2, VSAM DB2 Stored Procedures
Systems Analysis Track
Associates engaged in the Systems Analysis track will acquire knowledge and experience in the areas of: Business requirements elicitation and specification System design specification including UI design Project management for Systems Analysis Business knowledge acquisition and application to IT projects Software Development Life-Cycle - focused on agile, business analysis and requirements gathering, project management, quality assurance and testing, support for design and development OO Design using UML Software Development basics including Java, SQL and PL/SQL Security - Information Security, Secure Application Development Quality Assurance - Test planning, test case preparation and execution using industry standard tools
Technology Infrastructure and
Participants engaged in the Infrastructure Technology Engineering track will gain exposure to the following: System Architectures & Administration (Windows, Linux, Unix) Virtualization Technologies (VMware, Citrix) Clustering Technologies Database Technologies (SQL) Network Protocols & Design Storage Architectures & Management Tools Middleware and Mainframe Technologies UNIX ITIL (IT Service Management and problem resolution)
Quality Assurance Track
Participants engaged in this track will acquire knowledge and experience in the areas of: Test planning basics including test coverage, mapping of requirements to test cases and end-to-end traceability Test Case preparation - user scenarios, manual test cases and creation or mining of data Systems Integration Testing - execution of manual and automated test cases using industry standard tools Software Development Life-Cycle - focused on agile, business analysis and requirements gathering, project management, quality assurance and testing, support for design and development Software Development basics including OO Design using UML, Java, SQL, and PL/SQL Project Management for Quality Assurance
Education and Experience BS degree in
Computer Science/Computer and/or Systems Engineering, IT type major or other
major with a technical minor/concentration Prior technology-related internship
experience is preferred Hands-on technical experience in application
development, databases and/or networking Interest in financial services industry
Skills and Knowledge Able to break
down and creatively solve problems Flexible and adaptable at applying skills to
different situations Eager to learn and continuously improve Proactively seeks
out new challenges Good listener and collaborator Effectively copes with
ambiguity Attention to detail Understanding of Relational Databases
Understanding Software Development Lifecycle & OO programming concepts (Java,
C++ or C#) (Software Engineering and Systems Analysis) Basic Java language
skills or foundations of OO design (Software Engineering and Systems Analysis)
Experience with relational DB access, SOAP or web services in Java a plus
(Software Engineering and Systems Analysis) Hardware and software
troubleshooting skills (Technology Infrastructure & Engineering) Understanding
of network support tools, technical architecture and internet connectivity
(Technology Infrastructure & Engineering)
Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.