IT Rotation Development Program Trainee (Jan 2024 Start)

Program Overview

Attention upcoming and recent student graduates! Are you ready to kickstart your career in the fast-paced world of Information Technology? Look no further, as Tractor Supply Company has just the program for you.


Join our 12-month rotational training program designed to provide a strong foundation in technology within a retail business. Our Information Technology Rotation Development Program is carefully crafted to offer participants a broad understanding of IT processes and equip them with the skills and attributes necessary to thrive in their IT careers at Tractor Supply Company.


Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to learn about our company's mission, values, history, and unique culture. You will also gain insights into basic retail processes and become familiar with our innovative systems. However, the real highlight of this program lies in the rotational assignments within our four identified technology functions: Information Security, Cloud Engineering, Enterprise PMO, and Application Development. Within these functions, you can expect to assume roles such as software developer, engineer, or analyst across various technology domains. 

What you can expect

As a participant in our Information Technology Rotation Development Program, you will have a range of essential duties and responsibilities that will shape your experience and help you grow within Tractor Supply Company. Here are the key aspects of the program:


  1. Complete Rotations: You will have the opportunity to rotate through various areas of Information Technology at our Store Support Center (SSC). These rotations will encompass Information Security, Cloud Engineering, Enterprise PMO, and Application Development. Experiencing different functions will give you a comprehensive understanding of our IT processes.

  2. Shadowing: To understand the process flow and our business as a whole, you will have the opportunity to shadow experienced team members. This will give you insights into the day-to-day operations and the interconnections between different IT functions.

  3. On-the-Job Activities: You will actively contribute to our business through guided on-the-job rotation activities. These practical assignments will allow you to apply your knowledge and skills, develop valuable experience, and make a tangible impact within your assigned department.

  4. Training and Learning: Group and individual training sessions will be provided to enhance your technical skills and soft skills. Topics such as time management, change management, strategic thinking, and personal accountability will be covered. Completing program assessments will demonstrate your learning and growth throughout the program.

  5. Application of Skills: You will apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills to complete duties within your assigned department. By doing so, you will gain hands-on experience and contribute to the success of our company.

  6. Team Project: Collaborating with internal partners, you will work on a team project that leverages the knowledge gained during your rotations. 

What we look for

To excel in our IT Rotation Development Program, we seek individuals with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities that will contribute to their success and growth within Tractor Supply Company. Here are the preferred attributes we are looking for:


  1. Demonstrated Analytical Ability: We value candidates with a strong analytical mindset and the ability to leverage data to drive retail profitability and improve inventory productivity. Your ability to analyze information, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions will be crucial in optimizing our IT processes.

  2. Intellectual Curiosity and Personal Drive: We encourage individuals with high intellectual curiosity and personal drive to apply. We seek naturally curious individuals who continuously seek out new technologies and have a genuine passion for learning and problem-solving.

  3. Proven Team Player and Collaboration Skills: Our IT operations rely heavily on teamwork and collaboration. We value candidates who can effectively work in team environments, actively contribute ideas, and build strong relationships with colleagues. The ability to collaborate across various organizational levels and functions is essential for success in this program.

  4. Skilled Verbal and Written Communication: Effective communication is crucial in IT. We value candidates who can articulate their ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written form. Communicating effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders will be essential in collaborating and conveying information within our organization.

  5. Ability to Manage Multiple Tasks and Meet Deadlines: Our IT operations involve handling multiple tasks and working with tight deadlines. We seek individuals who can effectively prioritize and manage their workload, ensuring that deliverables are completed on time and with high quality. Your ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently will be key to succeeding in this fast-paced environment.

  6. Detail Orientation and Organizational Skills: Attention to detail is critical in the IT field, particularly regarding coding, system configurations, and troubleshooting. We value candidates with a keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills. Your ability to meticulously manage your work, document processes, and maintain accurate records will be essential for success in our IT roles.


Bachelor's degree is preferred
Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions

Physical Requirements

Standing (not walking)
Lifting up to 10 pounds


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.


You must apply or refer a friend through our internal portal


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