Information Technology Development Program

About the Information Technology Development Program

The Information Technology Development Program (ITDP)’s objective is to recruit and hire high potential, early career associates and develop them into high performing IT professionals through broad exposure to various experiences. Early career associates entering the IT Development Program will be placed in a minimum of two, one year long rotational assignments, with an optional third rotation. Each participant will have a variety of rotation options, which allows for a unique experience for each associate. Some potential assignments are listed in the areas above. Participants are expected to work with all levels of management and will be able to develop a vast company wide network over the two to three year time frame. ITDP is the entry point for early career associates into Goodyear IT within North America.

Global Information Technology Description

The Global Information Technology organization works closely with all other functional areas of the business including Finance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Research and Development, and Retail to support Goodyear’s activities. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Analysis
  • Applications Support & Development
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Cyber Security, Risk Management, and Access Management
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Retail Point-of-Sales Solutions 
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP)

Education and Qualifications

Applicant Requirements:

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, preferred majors include:  Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other business/technology related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated leadership and growth potential
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment

Ideal Candidates:

  • Have completed atleast one prior internship
  • Have a passion for technology
  • Seek a wide range of opportunities for growth and development
  • Are capable of interacting with all organization levels, ranging from entry-level associates to Goodyear’s senior management
  • Value and appreciate diversity and working in a global environment
  • Prefer a culture of open communication and want to contribute
  • Are fast learners who are able to keep up with the rapidly changing technological field

Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

"After completing my internship in IT, I'm now working in a department that gets to develop future technologies that will shape the way Goodyear does business. This is the best opportunity out there for new IT professionals to get hands on experience early in their career."

- Travis Kahler,
The Ohio State University

"Goodyear's Internship and Development programs have supported my passion and provided me with the ability to learn and grow in a career. My experience at Goodyear has also inspired me to pursue my Master's degree in this field. Without the invaluable opportunities that were given to me throughout the program, I would not have had the chance to work in a department where I desired to be.  In my current role, I get to defend and secure information that is vital to this Company."

- Katie Wise,
University of Akron

"The IT Development Program helped introduce me into Goodyear's business while teaching me skills that I will use for the rest of my career.  In the several departments that I rotated to I created a massive network of associates, learned new IT technologies, and was a part of critical processes in our business.  I was given the opportunity to deliver on highly visible and high stakes projects.  The IT Development Program was a unique position and I am privileged and grateful that I was a part of it."

- Mike Pacenta,
Ohio University

"The IT Development Program (ITDP) provided me with the opportunity to gain broad exposure across multiple areas of the IT organization. Additionally, it enabled me to begin my career with like-minded individuals as well as build a strong professional network throughout the company. Overall, I felt the ITDP was a great opportunity for me at the start of my career to develop myself as a professional."

- Chloe Russell,
Bowling Green State University

"The Development Program gave me the opportunity to explore different aspects of IT and ultimately led me to my ideal job.  In my permanent role, I’m able to draw from my ITDP experiences like managing projects, developing IT strategies, working in a plant, and piloting new SAP functionality.  The Development Program’s focus on broadening skills made me more well-rounded and enabled me to make an impact on our organization very early in my career."

- Breanna Tilton,
Ohio University

"The IT Development Program has been a great opportunity to explore my interests in technology and how it interfaces with Goodyear’s business units. I have been able to develop both business and technical skills that have helped me become a better IT professional while making a difference at Goodyear."

- Mason McClelland,
The Ohio State University