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Human Resources
United States
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Posted Date
Monday, June 27, 2022
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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

This Senior Instructional Designer role focuses on IT Systems and environments. 

Spend your day focused on meeting business and learner needs and positively impacting business results. Instructional Designers are responsible for participating in and potentially leading complex projects of varying scope in a highly collaborative project team environment.  Teams align learning solutions to business requirements using adult learning theories, accepted instructional design processes, and L&D ROI methodology. Strong project management, collaboration, and communication skills ensure fast-paced project completion according to requirements and deadlines. Instructional Design authoring tools are used to create learning courses and curriculum that engages learners and drives proficiency and application. 

The Work Itself

  • ·        Execute learning strategies in alignment with objectives that drive business results; ability to identify links between key business issues and assigned learning projects.

    ·        Participate in, and at times lead, collaborative matrixed project teams to develop and present learning proposals including measured learning consultations, performance gap analysis, training need assessments, L&D ROI objectives, resource requirements, etc. for a variety of lines of business and enterprise efforts but primarily focused on IT Systems and environments. 

    ·        Manage individual project plans to meet instructional design deadlines as well as project team deadlines for courses, curriculum and other L&D efforts.

    ·        Write, design, develop, deliver, and evaluate learning content and effective proficiency/application exercises utilizing accepted content development approaches for a variety of audiences and delivery methods including e-Learning, Classroom Instructor led, Virtual Instructor led, video, infographics, job aids, games, etc.

    ·        Design learning assessments and surveys to evaluate course effectiveness, learner application, and learning ROI. 

    ·        Conduct Train the Trainer sessions.

    ·        Use a variety of technology and instructional design software to create and deliver learning assets.

    ·        Apply technical knowledge to identify trends and solutions for L&D products and services. Learn new software and keep current on emerging technology.

    ·        May have responsibility for leading, managing, and developing a team. May act as project team leader.  Coach others on facilitation and instructional design as needed.

The Skills You Bring

  • Prior IT Systems and environment experience related learning and development required.

    Bachelor's degree or Learning & Development Instructional Design related business experience required.  Master’s Degree in Instructional Design preferred.

    4+ years Learning & Development experience including minimum 2+ years of Instructional Design experience required. L&D consulting and project management experience preferred.

    ·        Ability to provide advice/direction in primary areas of expertise

    ·        Leverage technical expertise and relationships to contribute to strategy and drive business results

    ·        Contribute to and manage projects within deadlines

    ·        Knowledgeable in adult learning principles, training need assessment, instructional design methodology, learner engagement and proficiency building

    ·        Ability to learn various areas of the business, processes, and learner application quick to effectively and efficiently build training that delivers required results/proficiency.

    ·        Ability to design and develop learning assets and courses for all delivery methods (Instructor-Led, Virtual Instructor-Led, e-Learning, etc) utilizing a variety of L&D software and course authoring tools. 

    ·        Experience with developing technical systems training, soft skills training, and product and business line content training

    ·        High level of consultation, collaboration, and problem resolution skills.

    ·        High level of experienced proficiency in:

    • Required:
      • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
      • Articulate 360 (full suite)
      • Adobe Captivate
    • Recommended:
      • Vyond (animated video creation)
      • Adobe Premier (video editing)
      • Photoshop (graphic design)
      • Adobe PDF Creator (electronic participant guides & interactive job aids)
    • Other
      • WalkMe (optional)
      • Lectora (optional)
      • Classroom delivery and classroom management (optional)

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.