Lead Automation Software Engineer

Ally Whitemarsh , PA 19034

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Description

Are you an innovative lead engineer that enjoys understanding and breaking down complex, critical business processes and workflows? Are you looking to apply your expertise to emerging and disruptive technologies, including robotic process automation and artificial intelligence? At Ally, we're building up a new technology and automation practice to design and deliver solutions for our internal business partners. We're looking for curious, highly motivated self-starters who never tire of asking "Why?", and those who thrive on implementing clever solutions to complex human and computer challenges. This opportunity is for a team-lead role reporting to the Director of Technical Delivery.

Job Responsibilities

  • Understand and identify pain points in processes and workflows through interaction with end-users

  • Recommend automation opportunities by engaging with business leaders

  • Write technical specifications for building maintainable software systems and applications

  • Participate in every step of the Agile SDLC to deliver software bots, applications, and integrations with internal and external APIs

  • Architect and develop automated solutions that leverage AWS services and are maintained via Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

  • Lead, assess, and mentor members of the team via knowledge sharing, pair programming and code reviews

  • Delegate engineering assignments and assess engineering performance

  • Design and deliver automation best practices and maintain technical responsibility for project delivery

  • Identify and propose emerging software engineering technologies, methodologies and/or approaches


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Solid oral and written communication skills with the ability to relate complex information to larger groups

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • At least 10 years of application development and implementation experience

  • At least 4 years of tech lead experience

  • At least 2 years of automation experience

  • Experience with AWS and IaC with Terraform

  • Senior level database skills -- RDBMS

  • Proficiency with Scrum based Agile SDLC and workflow management technologies

  • Experience with being part of, or leading a DevOps team is a plus

  • Experience with RPA software -- Automation Anywhere is a strong plus

  • Experience integrating with third parties such as Salesforce, FIS or Fiserv is a plus

  • Experience with artificial intelligence is a plus

Ally Overview

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. Plus, we have a flexible paid-time-off program including time off for volunteer opportunities. Ally's Total Rewards Program is designed to enrich your life at work -- and outside of it and includes:

Industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions

Wellness program encouraging healthy living with financial rewards

Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

Pre-tax commuter benefits

Other work-life integration benefits including parental and caregiver leave, adoption assistance, backup child and adult/elder day care program, child care discounts, tuition reimbursement, 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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