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Career area
United States
Work Location(s)
601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
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Posted Date
Monday, April 4, 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

Ally is looking for a Technical Lead to own key components of Ally’s next generation Customer Communication Platform (CCM). You will work with within and across technology teams, product teams and subject matter experts to build and enhance core capabilities of a platform that communicates relevant messages to Ally customers across all lines of business. The ideal candidate will be a technical expert, a natural leader, and possess attention to detail with a track record of flawless execution.

As an Ally, you’ll get a startup feel with the experience and benefits of an established company with clarity of purpose and goals. As an Ally Tech Lead, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cloud-based applications hosted on the serverless cloud. As a member of an Enterprise Platform Team, you’ll have the opportunity interact with people across the organization while working with cutting edge cloud technologies.

You will serve as technical champion for the platform, will collaborate closely with a team of talented developers and will ensure high quality code and continuous improvement of the platform. You will have experience developing and regularly deploying software in an agile environment utilizing modern DevOps practices. We are looking for a high energy, team player interested in joining a group of Relentless Allys to make a positive impact on the financial lives of our customers.

The Work Itself

    • Communicate with senior management to obtain information
    • Coordinate and drive deployments from Innovation through Production
    • Perform code reviews on any promoted code and ensure that others do as well
    • Ensure that application and infrastructure code (serverless cloud infra) meet established and implied standards for security, maintainability, test coverage, observability, scalability, performance, accuracy, and resiliencyPresent technical status and raise impactful issues/solutions as appropriate
    • Manage daily standups and other agile routines as part of daily responsibilities
    • Use your technical knowledge, your creativity, and leverage the talent of the team to create solutions and enable capabilities in line business and technical priorities
    • Encourage documentation of technical standards and processes
    • Collaborate with Technical Team and Product Owners to manage sprint backlog, write technical stories
    • Responsible for execution of new features and for ongoing optimization of the Platform
    • Expect to design, write, review, and deploy code 60-70% of the time
    • Create technical designs (Activity Diagrams/Sequence Diagrams, API service specifications and message models) by working closely with Technology and Business partners.
    • Lead/mentor/guide an agile team of cloud application engineers in end-to-end platform component development

    The Skills You Bring

    • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in designing, developing, and delivering high performing, highly available AWS cloud applications
    • 3+ years of experience leading, mentoring, and motivating developers
    • A clear understanding and ability to articulate not just the what but the why for any problem or solution being addressed
    • Strong knowledge of multiple, modern programming languages such as Node, Java, GO, Python. Node experience is a requirement.
    • Experience with AWS serverless cloud devops tooling including:
      • Terraform
      • Git/Gitlab
    • Specific experience and demonstrated skills with AWS Services:
      • Lambda, SQS, DynamoDB, Aurora / RDS, Kinesis, Event Bridge, IAM, OpenSearch, Kibana
    • Comfort and familiarity with databases:
      • Relational databases including DML, DDL, SQL
    • Experience creating and consuming web services with tools including:
      • JSON/REST
      • API Gateways, specifically Apigee
    • Be a technical authority and work with other team members
    • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, an ability to anticipate, and an appetite for learning
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other related subject area preferred

    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.