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General information

Career area
Technology
Work Location(s)
601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Remote?
Yes
Ref #
13203
Posted Date
Friday, July 1, 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 - Software Test will be a highly advanced Software Developer focused on optimizing testing code and practices. This individual will work closely with architects and product team(s) to design robust automated test strategies to transform QA to enable agile and continuous testing. Will also work within agile teams as a mentor / guide on best testing practices, techniques and strategies.

The Work Itself

  • Implement shift-left test disciplines and “quality through automation” practices within the sprint team 

  • Collaborate with API developers and DevOps engineers and provide constant feedback to continuously improve test strategy 

  • Analyze the business requirements and assist technical leads and Product Owners with defining the acceptance criteria for the features that are being developed 

  • Decompose requirements to identify what tests need to be created and automated across the full solution stack 

  • Perform testing responsibilities within the agile team including writing, executing and debugging automated test cases using automation framework. 

  • Work with the development and operations teams to debug testing failures and implement solutions to fix reoccurring issues 

  • Actively monitor post-release metrics to identify any defects that leaked into production. 

  • Continuously improve test bed and write tests that expose the defect before any fix is attempted. 

  • Evaluate existing testing methodologies and suggest new techniques that will help deliver high-quality features faster. 

  • Improve, maintain, standardize, and execute automated testing across the full solution stack.

The Skills You Bring

REQUIRED SKILLS:  

  • Hands-on experience in designing and testing APIs 

  • Solid understanding of modern Cloud platforms such as AWS 

  • 5+ years of experience in using build automation technologies and CICD pipelines like Gradle, Maven, Jenkins, Jira, Bitbucket, GitLab, CI/Testing 

  • Collaborative style with an ability to achieve consensus 

 

 

Preferred Skills: 

Information Security and Financial Services domain knowledge a plus 

 

 

TECH STACK:  

  • Java, Rest API, GraphQL, SQL  

  • Proficiency in computer science fundamentals using object-oriented design and data structures. 

  • Modern Cloud platforms such as AWS  

  • Automation technologies and CICD pipelines like Cucumber, RestAssured, Junit, Maven, Jenkins, Jira, Bitbucket, GitLab, CI/Testing

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.

 

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.