Ally Senior Application Developer (Power BI/Data Visualization) in Detroit, Michigan

Position Description

This role within Dealer Financial Service (DFS) Warehouse Reporting and Analytics will serve as a central point of contact for business partners to help design effective and creative solutions to understand large, complex sets of data through visual representation. This person will leverage existing analytical toolsets to present data in a way that effectively drives fact-based decision making. This person will possess extensive experience delivering solutions via Microsoft Power BI (Client/Cloud Service/Administration) as well as extensive knowledge of the Office 365 architecture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage directly with business partners, project stakeholders, and application development teams to understand objectives and requirements to implement analytic centric solutions.

  • Produce training and documentation while establishing best practices regarding the creation of effective data visualizations to be leveraged by business partners and technical staff.

  • Work with technology partners to define and implement a best in class data visualization and reporting infrastructure designed with our customers in mind.

  • Design and develop top to bottom visualizations that allow business partners to story tell and make key decisions to drive business results using the Microsoft Power BI platform.

  • Lead and mentor others on design and implementation of visualization tools.


  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, analytics, computer science, or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of experience with data visualization tools, interactive user interface, or product design.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Power BI is a must. Additional experience in other modern data visualization software (Cognos, SAS, Tableau, etc.) is desirable.

  • Expertise in data set ingestion and transformation, Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) language for formula creation, report/dashboard creation.

  • Expertise interpreting large data sets with advanced understanding of SQL programming to understand data leveraged by business partners.

  • Experience in delivering solutions via SaaS and IaaS technologies (Microsoft O365/Azure and AWS).

  • Knowledge of visualization/dashboard design techniques for effective data analysis and presentation

  • Must have ability to troubleshoot issues quickly and resolving them independently and in a timely manner.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills ensuring effective communication and requirements documentation between business customers and technical teams.

  • Ability to collaborate and excel in a multi-functional team environment.

  • Creative thinking, pushing beyond boundaries of existing practices and mindsets

  • Analytical mindset, differentiating 'needs' from 'wants', deriving necessary and implicit requirements.

  • Knowledge of visual perception and cognitive theory.

  • Financial background/subject matter expertise is highly desirable.

Ally Overview

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function

Ally's Information Technology (IT) organization is focused on supporting and improving the position of our industry-leading business franchises through cost effective, innovative IT solutions, as well as overseeing critical functions that enable the day-to-day operations of the entire Ally Financial enterprise. IT is also responsible for the administration and execution of information protection, disaster recovery and IT risk management.

Total Rewards Information

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid time-off program with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally offers a variety of benefits to protect your health and well-being, provide financial security and balance your work-life needs including:

  • Industry-leading 401K Retirement Savings Plan including Matching and Company Contributions

  • Comprehensive wellness program with financial incentives designed to help you achieve your best health

  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

  • Pre-tax dependent care and commuter benefits

  • Other work-life integration benefits including Paid Parental & Caregiver Leave, Adoption Assistance, Back-up Child & Adult/Elder Care, Child Care Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, Weight Watchers and other employee discount programs

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Job Title: Senior Application Developer (Power BI/Data Visualization)

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Information Technology

BU Function: IT

Requisition ID: 18-6753