Undergrad/Grad Summer Intern - Technology- Rockville, MD and New York, NY

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2019 Summer Internship Program.

FINRA is dedicated to providing you with an internship opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the securities industry with an employer that places a high value on the professional and personal growth of our employees. We set the bar high - we are looking for interns that are strong academically, can bring results, and are committed to exceeding expectations. We need you to represent the highest standards of personal integrity and organizational values. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, then consider an Internship with FINRA.

We are seeking well-qualified individuals for variety of positions in our Technology Department in both our Rockville, MD and New York, NY locations. The Summer Internship Program runs from May 20, 2019 through August 9, 2019. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers . No phone calls or submissions via U.S. mail, please.

Job Summary: The following intern positions are available.

  • The Associate Analyst Intern is responsible for understanding business area technology needs/challenges and creating technical specifications that help shape a solution. This position provides support to technology initiatives in one or more of these disciplines; Project Management, Business Analyst, or Architecture (Software, Hardware, Infrastructure) support.

  • The Junior Developer Intern provides support to small and highly efficient teams in enhancing and maintaining application code. In addition, the junior developer will be involved in reviews of requirements, test cases, and other project artifacts.

  • The Application Security Engineer (ASE) Intern works in the Information Security office with a team of security engineers by applying expertise in software development, common web application security vulnerabilities, and software security assurance methods to ensure the security of FINRA's application portfolio.

  • The Associate Quality Assurance Intern works under direct supervision and assists with providing comparing, measuring, and monitoring of a process(s) to reduce/eliminate errors and mitigate risk.
  • The Associate User Experience Intern works with the UX Design team and is responsible for supporting the creation of a FINRA Design System and the development of standard components for a UI Pattern Library. The intern will also be involved in various UX activities, including design reviews, usability tests, and prototyping.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Complete subtasks and/or tasks under the direction of manager as part of a larger technology effort or initiative.

  • Develop an understanding of FINRA technology approaches, tools and methodologies.

  • Develop artifacts, as required and ensure documentation meets/exceeds FINRA standards.

  • Ensure approaches support FINRA's Technology strategy and follow FINRA guidelines.

  • Participate in project team meetings and provide status updates, as appropriate.

  • Effectively communicate activities and findings in both oral and written formats.

  • Escalate new or recurring issues to the technology leadership for resolution, as necessary.

Perform other duties, as assigned by role:
  • Develop project plans based on technology initiatives

  • Track project progress, milestones, risks & issues

  • Participate & document technological discussions & decisions

  • Develop and maintain code and scripts

  • Provide input and analysis

  • Develop and deliver presentations on project assignments

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Working toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Technology Management, Business Management, Computer Science (CS) Engineering, or related discipline

  • Capacity to work in a fast-pace software delivery environment

  • Capability to maintain focus and develop proficiently in new skills rapidly

  • Demonstrated proficiency with use of a desktop computer, and the full suite of electronic office product applications

  • Facility to be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts/techniques and apply knowledge

  • Ability to maintain focus and develop proficiency in new skills rapidly

  • Experience in coding languages, such as Java, JavaScript, SQL beneficial

  • Knowledge of web technologies, such as HTML, XML, or AJAX favorable
  • Experience in producing interactive prototypes using HTML/CSS/JS
  • Working knowledge of Sketch and/or Invision, a plus

Working Conditions:
  • Work is normally performed in an office environment.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

To be considered for our Summer Internship Program, please submit the following to the Internship opportunity that is the best match to your ambitions:

A cover letter (i.e. outlining your area of interest, what you hope to achieve through this program, what you can contribute to the organization and your current GPA) and

Your current resume.

Note - A transcript is not required with your initial resume submission, but those students selected for an interview may be required to submit a transcript at that time.

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Important Information

FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions , and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.


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