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Career area
United States
Work Location(s)
4000 Lexington Ave. North, Shoreview, MN
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Posted Date
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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The Opportunity

As an iOS Principal Engineer on the Digital Solutions' mobile team, you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of Ally native iOS mobile applications. You must exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills and have experience working with product owners as well as internal and external technical teams and resources. You'll be delivering in an Agile operating model in which collaboration and a sense of team is paramount to your success.

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 Work Itself

Assist in defining specifications for significant new projects and perform professional software development tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of iOS applications according to the specifications. Additionally, provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products, services and processes including:

  • Lead an Agile mobile development team, while writing high-quality, versatile code (60-75+% development)
  • Partner with external technology teams including Solution Architects and API delivery teams to design and integrate best-in-class solutions to industry standard methodologies
  • Partner with product owners to prioritize and define roadmaps that deliver capabilities, aligning with commitments to partners
  • Conduct and participate in code review sessions to ensure quality and performance
  • Create and communicate reports and presentations to senior leadership and other business partners
  • Support the system integration and user acceptance testing resources by providing timely defect analysis, remediation, and resolution
  • Deliver secure solution inclusive of remediation of items discovered in security scanning process
  • Know the latest within mobile technology landscape by researching, experimenting and analyzing emerging technologies for use within Ally's mobile channel

The Skills You Bring

  • 5+ years of experience in designing, developing and delivering cohesive, resilient and high-performing native iOS mobile applications
  • 3+ years of experience in managing and leading a team of developers to drive the delivery of ios/android native app features
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following:
  • iOS
  • Objective-C, Swift and their interoperability
  • Swift UI ( Declarative UI )
  • XCode
  • Foundational Elements of iOS including Coredata, Grand Central Dispatch, UIKit, Keychain, Codeable, URLSession, and SwiftUI
  • Experience in CocoaPods, Swift Package Managers etc..
  • MVC, MVVM, Declarative UI, design patterns, Human Interface Guidelines
  • Performance testing with Instruments, Unit tests with XCTest, Automation tests with XCUITest
  • Significant experience integrating internal and external RESTful APIs
  • Significant experience evaluating and integrating Third Party SDKs
  • Significant experience translating product requirements into design specifications
  • Significant experience working with accessibility frameworks
  • Experience in working on AWS capabilities like Amplify, Pinpoint etc..
  • Preferred knowledge in cross platform hybrid technologies – ReactNative/Flutter etc..
  • Experience with at least one SDLC methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall)
  • Extensive Debugging and problem-solving skills
  • Experience coordinating application enhancements with Business partners
  • Strong sense of ownership, passion to build quality products for massive scale in collaborative, agile environment and excitement to learn.
  • Ability to provide expert level support and maintenance of core software functionality to solve problems and implement changes
  • Interest in new technologies and vision to identify opportunities for improvement within the team and broader business unit
  • Experience developing large scale, highly available distributed systems
  • Experience in a financial services or brokerage environment is a plus
  • BS / MS / PhD in in Computer Science, Math or related engineering fields or equivalent practical experience

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally's legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (member FDIC), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies. 


Business Unit/Enterprise Function

Ally’s Information Technology (IT) organization is focused on supporting and improving the position of our industry-leading business franchises through cost effective, innovative IT solutions, as well as overseeing critical functions that enable the day-to-day operations of the entire Ally Financial enterprise.  IT is also responsible for the administration and execution of information protection, disaster recovery and IT risk management.


Total Rewards Information

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: benefits to help you plan for the near and long term including 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 family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy and fertility support as well as benefits that help you take care of your family -- parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and child-care discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Ally is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's 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.