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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

At Ally, you get a startup feel, but experience the benefits of a company that’s worked out the kinks and is fulfilling its purpose. We’re always evolving and see that as a good thing. From owning our work to seeing its impact in the real world, our team is relentless in finding new ways technology can help make experiences better and help people. We are problem solvers, we value diverse thinking, we support one another, and we challenge ourselves to think bigger in the journey to deliver customer-obsessed tech solutions.

We are looking for a talented and trustworthy application security engineer to cover all aspects of application security. Primary responsibilities include acting as a subject matter expert for all facets of AppSec, assisting with the design and implementation of the AppSec and Security Champions Programs, coaching developers, assisting with secure developer training, and performing AppSec testing activities.  The ideal candidate in this role must be able to bridge the gap to work with both development and DevSecOps teams to integrate security activities into their SDLC with an eye for automation and visibility (governance). To ensure success, you should have advanced knowledge of computer and internet security systems, advanced level hacking skills, and the ability to automate processes, reporting, and governance activities. Candidates must have the skills necessary to quickly identify security flaws and provide actionable recommendations on how to improve the security and protect information systems and data.

The Work Itself

  • Perform penetration testing against products and systems, including web applications, web services, and mobile devices.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop remediation strategies.
  • Assist with delivery of secure development training.
  • Demonstrating practical/working exploitation of security flaws.
  • Develop and enhance process to automate the delivery of application security metrics.
  • Review SAST/DAST/IAST output for false positives. Assist development with remediation.
  • Serve as an application security subject matter expert for projects.
  • Participate in threat modeling exercises.
  • Effectively communicate vulnerability details, risks, and potential impacts to, application owners, developers, stakeholders, and partners. 
  • Act as a mentor for junior team members/interns.
  • Design, implement, and support security-focused tools and services.
  • Develop low-level tools that improve security testing, reporting, and monitoring.


·       Thorough understanding of cloud technologies and environments (AWS, Azure, Google).

·       Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding, at an enterprise level, of application, network, infrastructure, and data security architecture.

·       Excellent analytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment, and meet overall objectives.

·       Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities.

·       Knowledge of web application frameworks, deployment technologies and security software.

·       Scripting capabilities for creating custom scripts to identify/exploit vulnerabilities.

·       Strong writing skills to produce detailed reports for consumption by stakeholders at all levels from operations to executive.

The Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in manual penetration testing of web and mobile applications.
  • Proven work experience in manual secure code review.
  • Experience working with GitLab Ultimate CI/CD technology, shift-left tools, and application security workflows.
  • GPEN, OSCP, CISSP, GWAPT, CEH, or similar certifications, preferred.
  • Ability to identify, research, and evaluate current vulnerabilities, provide remediation and configuration guidance. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop remediation strategies.
  • Ability to interact with company personnel at all levels and across all business units to comprehend business imperatives. A strong customer/client focus, with the ability to manage expectations appropriately, to provide a superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships.
  • Ability to work independently at an advanced technical level.
  • Produce well-written, detailed reports that describe vulnerabilities/risks and that provide specific remediation guidance.
  • Desired scripting experience: One or more of Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, shell script, Ruby, PHP, LUA etc.
  • Inherent passion for information security and service excellence.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations and the desire to learn and stay current with AppSec trends, threats, and risks.

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • The starting pay for this role is $110,000 per year.  In addition, this role is eligible for an annual bonus program with a target of 11% of annual base pay, based on individual and corporate performance. This is the starting pay for this role. Actual offers to be negotiated based on applicant’s qualifications and experience.
  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  #LI-Remote