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General information

Career area
Technology
Work Location(s)
601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Remote?
Yes
Ref #
12675
Posted Date
Thursday, June 2, 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

As part of Ally’s rapidly growing LendTech team you will be responsible for building APIs and software components for a major strategic expansion of our point-of-sale lending business. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an agile development team that will implement our vision of a modern API platform that will converge servicing capabilities via a unified, scalable, consistent, and secure API to accelerate product development and evolution of the lending line of business. As part of this, you will implement reusable application frameworks, components and constructs that will accelerate delivery of our top project initiatives. Additionally, as an engineer in this dynamic team, you will seek to continuously enhance and streamline developer experiences with tools and automation controls that will accelerate speed-to-market and improve the quality of software. You will use your technical expertise, industry knowledge and passion for continuous learning to help shape the roadmap for platform modernization, reduce operational overhead and enable Ally to offer best-in-class customer experiences.

 

This role will provide you with ample opportunity to apply problem solving, software architecture and design concepts, and latest technology to implement systems and solutions that drive real business results. You will collaborate with developers and architects from other enterprise teams and participate and lead technical communities of practice.

 

Excellent coding, communication, problem-solving and thought leadership will help propel your career. You should lead by example and with a personal sense of commitment to meet and exceed your goals. 

 

On this team, we make relentless progress to deliver on our commitments. We support each other, strive to foster a culture where each team member is valued, and can bring their best to work. Our #1 goal is to be successful as a team and our people are above all else.

The Work Itself

  • Serving as a core member of an agile team that leads user story elaboration, design, development, testing and implementation of software application and infrastructure-as-code.
  • Writing code and unit tests, automation, and conducting code reviews and testing
  • Collaborating with other team architects, engineers and vendors as necessary
  • Identifying exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • Performing ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement
  • Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Working with product managers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
  • Working along with stakeholders to understand and analyze the requirements
  • Leading a culture of innovation and experimentation, engage in fun and outcome-oriented culture, and always be ready to try new concepts without fear of failure.
  • Actively studying new and emerging technologies, rapidly prototype and carrying out POCs
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Maintaining documentation, coding standards, and style guides
  • Optimizing application performance, quality, and delivery to defined organizational standards and best practices
  • Managing your own time, and working well both independently and as part of a team
  • Influencing team members with creative changes and improvements by challenging status quo
  • Serving as a mentor for junior and new engineers and peers in the software development practice to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers

The Skills You Bring

  • 3+ years of software development experience in a professional environment
  • Knowledgeable in modern API technologies, architecture and design practices and protocols with hands-on experience using one or more API technologies (Open API, REST, RPC, GraphQL, Micro-Services, Serverless)
  • Have experience in designing and building Cloud native applications. Experience in cloud technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Terraform is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of public cloud (e.g. AWS) is a plus
  • Proficient in at least one of the languages used at Ally (e.g. NodeJS, Java, React)
  • Able to apply core programming concepts to learn a and develop in a new language to meet project requirements.
  • Experience in using NoSQL databases and distributed messaging systems such as Redis, Kafka, Couchbase, Cassandra in the context of low latency and high transaction volume systems.
  • A self-starting mentality and passion for experimentation, with interests in game changing technology and identifying unconventional opportunities for success
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment tools such as Gitlab Runners/Jenkins/GitHub
  • Ability to learn and deep dive into new technology and business domains, question status quo and think outside of the box.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

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.