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1960 Technology Dr, Troy, MI, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliche 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.

As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and automating systems, tools, and processes to grow and support Ally’s platforms. You will collaborate with technology team members and subject matter experts to design and build solutions for automating, building, and maintaining the next generation infrastructure for Ally’s key Financial Application. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where ownership, adaptability, sense of urgency and collaboration are key ingredients of success.

The Work Itself

  • Work with Application and Infrastructure teams to optimize the current AWS cloud platform
  • Ensure availability, reliability, and performance of AWS IaaS Platform using Terraform and Ansible
  • Provide coordination of any project tasks, toll gates, and milestones
  • Assist the SAP Operations team to triage and troubleshooting of production and non-production issues around AWS Pipeline deployment, Terraform and Ansible
  • Identify and contribute to opportunities that bring efficiency, consistency, and reliability via automation activities
  • Implement automation that will support regular operational activities - patching, health checks, application operational tasks, etc.
  • Provides technical expertise in the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions
  • Requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications
  • Provide guidance on patching, software implementations, and upgrades to Redhat and Oracle Linux
  • May be required to work varied schedules, including on-call responsibilities

The Skills You Bring

  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience designing and supporting cloud IaaS Models and architecture
  • 3+ years of experience as a technical AWS engineer with strong Unix operations Background
  • 3+ years’ Experience with automating and provisioning infrastructure and/or applications using Terraform for automation and Configuration management using Ansible.
  • 3+ years’ experience with DevOps practices and supporting CI/CD workloads or related automation (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Gitlab, Jenkins, etc.)
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience of programming & Scripting experience such as Python, Ruby, Shell Scripts.
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle and delivery using Agile practices
  • Experience designing and implementing reliability features into existing software
  • Strong understanding of network fundamentals (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, TLS/SSL, IP networking, VPN's, load balancing and firewall etc)
  • Strong understanding of application load-balancing strategies (DNS, Proxy, etc) and API Gateways
  • Experience with Git and version control platforms (Github, GitLab, Bitbucket, etc)
  • Experience with monitoring and log aggregating frameworks such as Splunk, App Dynamics, extended monitoring using native AWS toolset.
  • Experience implementing and designing cloud native security concepts, DevSecOps or MLOps.
  • AWS Certification(s) such as Solutions Architect Pro, DevOps Engineer Pro, SysOps Admin, Developer Associate. etc
  • Strong presentation, verbal communication, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to participate & collaborate with multiple teams, preferably from a professional services organization or similar.

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-Hybrid