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Career area
Consumer Analytics
United States
Work Location(s)
2911 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, TX, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Working 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

    • Responsible for new model development and sophisticated analytics - statistical and predictive analytics, machine learning modeling, etc.
    • Partner with a cross-functional team of Business Analysts, data scientists and product managers to identify model use cases and implement model for use in decision making
    • Effectively coach, mentor and motivate teammates and foster teamwork and a cross learning culture
    • Identify opportunities to enhance validation and AR processes
    • Engage in R&D work for alternative modeling techniques
    • Clearly communicate and document findings to internal and external stakeholders in a collaborative manner
    • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with participants / stakeholders within Ally's model risk management community

The Work Itself

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in computer science, mathematics, finance, economics, statistics or another quantitative discipline, or sufficient work experience and professional certificate
  • 7+ years model development or validation experience specific to market, credit and/or operational risk measurement methodologies and quantitative analytics
  • Strong familiarity with market risk (in particular, interest rate risk) and prepayment models 
  • Detailed knowledge of financial instruments and derivative pricing
  • Familiarity with financial markets and portfolio management theories
  • Experience with vendor solutions (Bloomberg, FINCAD, BlackRock) is preferred
  • Strong familiarity with regulatory guidance in the model space (i.e., SR 11-7)
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with credit risk (underwriting, CECL loss reserving, portfolio management), operational risk measurement, and stress testing methodologies / quantitative analytics is a plus
  • Knowledge of applied statistics such as Regression Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning/AI, etc.
  • Ability to assess model conceptual design, back-testing of model results, theoretical underpinnings and assumptions, model owner controls over data flows, model execution, and compliance of model results with intended application by model users 
  • Ability to challenge model frameworks through benchmark/challenger model development using advanced modeling techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex financial and mathematical concepts to both technical and business audiences
  • Proficient in programming languages including SAS, R, Python; knowledge of Cloud model implementation is a plus

The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years of analytics experience preferred.
  • PhD preferred.
  • Experience with logistic regression, decision trees, survival analysis, mathematical program is a plus.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Strong application knowledge of SAS.
  • Strong analytical, communication (written and oral), and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and balance multiple initiatives and efforts.
  • Ability to respond quickly to a changing environment.

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.