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Career area
Technology
Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Remote?
No
Ref #
11264
Posted Date
Friday, February 18, 2022
Working time
Full-time

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.

Are you passionate about data engineering, architecture, software development and analytics with hands-on opportunity to work with Hadoop, data warehousing, data integration, and API development solutions? Do you believe in modern software development methods, teamwork, creativity and collaboration within a diverse development environment to produce the next generation of data - analytics platforms and services? If so, then we are interested in talking to you! Ally is seeking a Principal Data Engineer to provide thought leadership within Ally's data technologies development space. The ideal candidate will have personal experience implementing data lakes, data analytics, and master data management solutions, including data ingestion, data transformation - data preparation, data quality checking and management, structured and unstructured data processing, relational and no SQL data processing and applications, API development, advanced analytics, and business intelligence. Experience with modern self-service data capabilities, data management and governance, data modeling, and data architecture is also a plus. Responsible for creating, maintaining, and optimizing data pipelines and related enterprise data processes in support of strategic analytics and data science at Ally. The selected candidate will be tasked with building solutions, such as master data management functions, data ingestion, meta-data design and implementation, data transformations, data analytics and data governance. The ideal candidate should have 5+ years of proven data management experience including master data management, data analytics, data quality, data governance, and data modeling.

The Work Itself

  • Design, build, and maintain appropriate data pipelines, models and structures in support of analytics, data profiling, data quality rules and data lineage.
  • Design and develop quality process and procedures to ensure effective availability, definition, and integrity of data assets.
  • Work with data stewards to define data rules, develop reference data and master data to support business initiatives and projects.
  • Analyze and profile data to identify new business opportunities and others to implement a solution that impacts business in a positive manner.
  • Develop and maintain documentation on execution of the processes and data including data lineage, metadata, and required data governance outputs.
  • Ensure compliance to Enterprise Data Governance policies and standardswhile defining the data definition and data quality framework for MasterData Management.
  • Collaborate with the data owners from the line of businesses (LOB) to define data transformation and data integration rules to build the program in support of data integration.
  • Capture the data validation rules to develop the requirements to drive thoughtful API development.
  • Identify and propose new data sources to enhance the breadth and quality of the data captured and processed.
  • Maintain necessary processes, controls and procedures to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  • Share your technical and organizational knowledge to mentor junior staffmembers.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to business stakeholders in making decisions related to data rules.
  • Subject matter expert in banking systems.
  • Develop reconciliation programs to monitor the integrity of the production system data.
  • Develop and present professional quality presentations and demonstrations to both engineering and business stakeholders on system strategy, design, and project progress.

The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years of data engineering and data analysis experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field of study preferred.
  • Strong Data Pipeline Engineering background.
  • Strong background and understanding of enterprise information management, including metadata, reference data, data quality, data lineage practices and big data solutions.
  • Expert and proven experience with SQL programming.
  • Working knowledge of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance line of business.
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud stacks.
  • Working knowledge of DataStage, Python, SAS, R and other analytical tools a plus.
  • Experience in enterprise data governance to design, develop and document data related policies, standards, procedures, and processes.
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance.
  • Effective and professional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner.
  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members.

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 www.ally.com.

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 work@ally.com. 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-Hybrid