Ally Sr. Technical Lead in Detroit, Michigan
Seeking experienced Technical Lead to join Ally IT's Agile Remarketing team. Primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the digital transformation and white-label enablement effort for Ally's SmartAuction platform. Through consultation and collaboration with the Chief Solution Architect, this role provides architecture, design, development leadership and guidance to the product team. Following Ally's Agile practices, guide the team through emergent design while staying within the boundaries of the defined architecture. Solid design, integration, and architectural patterns experience strongly preferred -- especially as they pertain to complex, enterprise-scale, transactional systems. Coach team members using powerful questions rather than authority, drive quality through continual improvement, foster collaboration in a team-centric environment, rely on experience and judgement to accomplish goals, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well under pressure and aggressive timelines, and think beyond the day-to-day activities to ensure big-picture objectives are achieved. Willingness to roll-up-their-sleeves and get-the-work-done, participate in code reviews, and mentor team members a must.
Experienced Agilist who embraces and expands Ally's Agile practices through thought-leadership and integrating industry best practices
Deep understanding and application of Agile approaches and techniques, such as XP, Scrum, Kanban, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, etc.
Assist in the definition of correct system architecture, guiding activities of software developers, and ensuring team takes ownership of overall solution quality; lead technical team members and "communicate in code"
Demonstrate practices to write clean, quality, and testable applications that supports rapid delivery via Continuous Integration, Delivery, and automated deployments
Ensuring overall solution quality through solid, automated-testing strategies, which include test-driven-design
Creating and reviewing technical documentation and specifications, as necessary
Identifying and unblocking technical risks
Contributing to the successful completion of deliverables on time and within budget
Performing root cause analysis and helping troubleshoot technical issues
Advising team members on Ally standards, security requirements, methodologies, and processes
Interacting and communicating with technical and non-technical audiences
Holds BS (preferably MS) in Computer Science or related field preferred
10+ years of software development experience with at least 5+ years in a technical leadership role
Demonstrates developmental knowledge of coding, testing, supporting and debugging
Shows deep knowledge and understanding of enterprise-scale platforms and architectures
Possesses strong analytical, problem-solving skills and exhibits strong leadership skills
Experience with CI/CD and DevOps best-practices preferred
Able to interface with business partners as well as internal and external technical teams
Can articulate business requirements and objectives and translate those into software development solutions
Passionate about developing, configuring, connecting and integrating systems in a complex enterprise application environment.
Grasps new technologies and can adapt to rapid shifts in priorities
Self-motivated, self-starter with clear communication skills who thrives working in a team environment
Experienced full stack development with as many of the following as possible: OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes, Micro Services, Spring/Spring Boot, Angular, CSS/HTML5, Responsive Design, Oracle RDBMS, ElasticSearch, ActiveMQ/Kafka, REST, Hibernate, Git/BitBucket, Jenkins, VersionOne, JUnit, Selenium, Confluence, SonarQube, Contrast
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: Sr. Technical Lead
Company: Ally Financial Inc.
Category: Information Technology
BU Function: IT
Requisition ID: 18-6770