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General information

Career area
Technology
Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Remote?
Yes
Ref #
11027
Posted Date
Thursday, February 3, 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

·       The Principal - Tech Delivery Management will manage a portfolio of technology projects in the Digital technology space, specifically supporting strategic initiatives to enhance the practice of Conversational AI and ML Engineering at Ally.

·       You'll serve as the project lead to Business Partners, other IT groups, and vendor partners and will communicate scope, progress, and issues/risks to stakeholders at various levels--supporting multiple in-flight initiatives at once.

·       You’ll need an eye for detail, a steady and organized approach for managing complex interdependencies and topics, experience summarizing project status and impediments to technology executives, and a knack for creative problem-solving.

·       Keeping calm under pressure, a relentlessly positive and can-do attitude, a strong focus on team personal and professional well-being, and continuous improvement are also required.

The Work Itself

·       Deliver solution that accomplishes organizational objectives with on-time delivery, budget adherence, and exceptional quality.

·       Collaborate with senior management and executive leadership to solidify project objectives and scope.

·       Develop and drive technical strategy for IT projects based on project objectives and business requirements

·       Work across business and technology workstreams to identify, align and coordinate both independent and inter-dependent activities. Capture and track key dependencies, identify resulting issues and risks to functionality and schedules.

·       Allocate and direct technical resources to accomplish project tasks ensuring effective utilization

·       Identify and manage project issues/risks to closure and provide proper visibility to stakeholders

·       Generate an inclusive workgroup environment, which encouraged cross-group collaboration

·       Participate in team routines to maintain an integrated view of progress and issues, support teams in resolving cross-team issues and blockers where needed.

·       Facilitate joint planning and problem solving across technology teams and activities, including internal teams, vendor teams where applicable, and other supporting partners.

·       Collaborate with product owners, technical leads and other team members to identify and manage technology risks, identify mitigation strategies, and track results.

The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years of technology work experience or equivalent work experienc
  • Experience with transforming organizations to agile at scale 
  • Dedicated agile experience with a background in portfolio management and reporting in an agile ecosystem; JIRA administration & subject matter, a plus. 
  • Familiarity and technical understanding of digital technologies and experiences preferred 
  • Ability to influence change across a matrix organization and collaborate with business and technology teams to deliver solutions 
  • Customer Focus -- proven track record of customer satisfaction and delivery success and ability to establish and maintain appropriate relationships with business and IT stakeholders 
  • Consulting/Problem Solving -- ability to work in an advisory capacity to identify key technical and business problems, develop and evaluate alternative solutions and make recommendations 
  • Systems Delivery -- extensive experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle 
  • Technical Project Management -- expertise in project management including project planning and estimating, project budgeting, staffing, change control, and status reporting Behavioral & Communication Skills 
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, from team members to senior management 
  • Ability to exchange constructive and respectful feedback, collaborating with other groups on standards/best practices 
  • Must be able to communicate ideas and best practices, and influence implementation at all 
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to be part of an innovative team 
  • A commitment to quality, and a desire to improve 
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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.