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United States
Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Friday, May 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

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.

The Cloud FinOps Engineer delivers quality code and solutions within Ally’s public cloud environment. They continuously innovate and improve our path on cloud financial controls and optimization, while helping drive a culture of accountability regarding efficient cloud usage / spend. 

The Work Itself

  • Design and implement scalable analytic solutions around cloud costs and compliance
  • Implement solutions that anticipate and react to cost changes in Ally's public cloud environment
  • Implement automation that validates controls for costs, budgets, and compliance
  • Implement solutions that make staying under budget easy for other teams
  • Work with others on the team, taking initiative and direction to ensure the consolidation and refinement of our data architecture
  • Synthesizing of analysis and research into strategic insights and practical recommendations
  • Partners with cloud engineers, information security, core infrastructure teams and application developers to enable agility through best-in-class automation
  • Learn and lead by example in a team of highly skilled, talented Cloud Engineers
  • Collaborate and partner with counterparts in Security, Enterprise Architecture, and CIO application teams
  • Champion a collaborative development approach in tune with our Agile methodology that encourages and accepts cross-team contributions and emphasizes transparency
  • Assist with the architecture and implementation of infrastructure-as-code and policy-as-code objectives

The Skills You Bring

  • Deep understanding of cloud-based services usage and pricing; AWS
  • Unique ability to bridge finance and technology
  • Experience with hands on technical implementations in the public cloud 
  • Experience connecting to APIs through programming languages to automate data collection
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud engineering and development
  • Architecting solutions that help foster data transparency in the public cloud
  • A background in data structures, data gathering, and data enrichment
  • Experience with Python or another similar scripting language
  • Experience gathering and merging data from separate APIs to help build enriched data collections
  • Experienced with databases (NoSQL or relational) and other ways to store data (S3, etc); able to construct a cohesive and scalable data architecture
  • Experience with testing your code and automating those tests
  • Good facilitation and influencing skills; strong collaborative mindset
It’s not expected that any single candidate would fulfill all these characteristics. For instance, we have wonderful team members who are really focused on their customers’ needs and building continuously available environments, but didn’t work on banking systems before joining Ally. We encourage you to apply if you're interested in this Cloud FinOps Engineer role!

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.