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Emerging Technology Intern

at Synchrony

Posted: 2/4/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1900000195
Keywords: summer

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Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Synchrony Emerging Technology Center at UIUC Research Park is looking for interns. The center will focus on advancing our internal capabilities in artificial intelligence, data science, and other emerging technology domains to create long-term value for our customers. Interns will work closely with our Innovation Station and SMEs to deliver projects for our business stakeholders. Projects can range across multiple disciplines such as basic market and technology research, big data analytics, proof-of-concept creation, data visualization, and software development.


    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Critical thinking with excellent judgment and initiative
    • Self-motivator with great attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
    • Proven analytical skills
    • Naturally curious and ability to learn quickly
    • Demonstrated excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Engaging personality with ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Familiarity with Agile project management methods and practices
    • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be registered as a full-time student at the University of Illinois
    • Must be able to commute to the work location
    • Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must be willing to commit 10 - 20 hours per week during the academic semester and/or 40 hours per week during summer break

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must be 18 years or older
    • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process
    • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
    • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles.  Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles.  Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post.  All internal employees must have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

    Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 

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    Grade/Level: 07

    Job Family Group:

    Information Technology

    With roots in consumer finance that trace back to 1932, Synchrony Financial is a leader in consumer credit and promotional financing, providing a range of products for a diverse group of national and regional retailers; including Main Street mainstays, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers. We are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables and we provide co-branded dual card credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. Who do we serve? Hundreds of thousands of customers across the U.S. and Canada spanning the electronics and appliances, home furnishings, automotive, power products and sports, jewelry and luxury, retail and healthcare industries.

    Our purpose is clear: we are committed to pioneering the future of financing, improving the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. This is fitting because when you join Synchrony Financial, you’re joining an organization that recognizes that our people are our greatest asset -every single one of them. That’s why we are deeply committed to investing in the growth of each member of our team. And with 80 years of experience, we know how to develop talent. At Synchrony Financial, we work hard to offer competitive rewards, compensation and benefits. When you join us, you become part of a stimulating work environment with vast opportunities to sharpen your skills and embrace new leadership challenges.

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