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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX
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Tuesday, May 10, 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.

This role is for a Lead Engineer in our CIAM team which is part of our Information Protection and Risk Management (IPRM) organization.  We work closely with our Information Security teammates, our Digital Partners, Business Customers, and our peer Application teams in a highly collaborative environment.  We implement cutting edge IAM technologies to build safe, modern, and secure methods to Authenticate and Authorize our customers across products and channels.

Reporting to the Director of Customer Identity and Access Management as an agile squad tech lead and a primary engineer, this role includes both hands on implementation and leading/guiding/mentoring other engineers.  This person will be the Lead Engineer for our CIAM Orchestration Platform and our DevSecOps pipeline.

The Work Itself

·       Design and implement modern APIs using a highly customizable COTs solution

·       Create custom microservices to support our APIs in Node or Java

·       Work with other security experts evaluating and addressing risks to protect our customers

·       Lead our DevSecOps pipeline integration and automate everything we can

·       Partner with product owners, business contacts, and other application teams to solicit and define requirements

·       Develop a solution that supports stringent availability, resiliency, and latency/performance requirements while simplifying future solution modifications and support

·       Guide and mentor other engineers

·       Clearly present solutions and roadmaps to other teams and leadership

·       Actively participate in Agile ceremonies

The Skills You Bring

·       API or Web Services design and development

·       IAM engineering (Customer IAM is even better)

·       Relevant Information Security roles

·       Specific knowledge of IAM platforms such as Radiant Logic, Okta, Auth0, Ping, Broadcom/CA Directory/SiteMinder/IDM/Access Gateway

·       Working knowledge of OIDC, OAuth2.0 and other modern IAM protocols

·       Java, JavaScript, NodeJS, Go, Python, C++, and/or C# experience

o   Hands on Cloud experience, particularly AWS

o   Hands on experience with Terraform, Gitlab, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence

o   Modern mature API design


·       7+ years of relevant experience

·       Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other relevant field of study preferred, or equivalent experience

·       A strong background in one or more of:

o   Prior experience with Transmit Security, Forge Rock or equivalent IAM Orchestration skills is super awesome

o   Demonstrable excellence in solving difficult challenges and experience implementing solutions is a must

o   Excellent troubleshooting skills are a must

o   Attention to detail and strong communications skills are mandatory

o   Awareness of the current threat landscape is crucial

o   It isn’t mandatory but any of these skills are helpful

o   A desire to work on an awesome high-profile team developing differentiating solutions for an awesome company and a willingness to have fun doing it!

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:

  • 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