Lead Developer (Java)

Ally Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 3 months ago

Position Description

Seeking experienced Technical Lead to join Ally IT's Agile Remarketing team. Primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the digital transformation and white-label enablement effort for Ally's SmartAuction platform. Through consultation and collaboration with the Chief Solution Architect, this role provides architecture, design, development leadership and guidance to the product team. Following Ally's Agile practices, guide the team through emergent design while staying within the boundaries of the defined architecture. Solid design, integration, and architectural patterns experience strongly preferred -- especially as they pertain to complex, enterprise-scale, transactional systems. Coach team members using powerful questions rather than authority, drive quality through continual improvement, foster collaboration in a team-centric environment, rely on experience and judgement to accomplish goals, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well under pressure and aggressive timelines, and think beyond the day-to-day activities to ensure big-picture objectives are achieved. Willingness to roll-up-their-sleeves and get-the-work-done, participate in code reviews, and mentor team members a must.

Job Responsibilities

  • Experienced Agilist who embraces and expands Ally's Agile practices through thought-leadership and integrating industry best practices

  • Deep understanding and application of Agile approaches and techniques, such as XP, Scrum, Kanban, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, etc.

  • Assist in the definition of correct system architecture, guiding activities of software developers, and ensuring team takes ownership of overall solution quality; lead technical team members and "communicate in code"

  • Demonstrate practices to write clean, quality, and testable applications that supports rapid delivery via Continuous Integration, Delivery, and automated deployments

  • Ensuring overall solution quality through solid, automated-testing strategies, which include test-driven-design

  • Creating and reviewing technical documentation and specifications, as necessary

  • Identifying and unblocking technical risks

  • Contributing to the successful completion of deliverables on time and within budget

  • Performing root cause analysis and helping troubleshoot technical issues

  • Advising team members on Ally standards, security requirements, methodologies, and processes

  • Interacting and communicating with technical and non-technical audiences


  • Holds BS (preferably MS) in Computer Science or related field preferred

  • 10+ years of software development experience with at least 5+ years in a technical leadership role

  • Demonstrates developmental knowledge of coding, testing, supporting and debugging

  • Shows deep knowledge and understanding of enterprise-scale platforms and architectures

  • Possesses strong analytical, problem-solving skills and exhibits strong leadership skills

  • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps best-practices preferred

  • Able to interface with business partners as well as internal and external technical teams

  • Can articulate business requirements and objectives and translate those into software development solutions

  • Passionate about developing, configuring, connecting and integrating systems in a complex enterprise application environment.

  • Grasps new technologies and can adapt to rapid shifts in priorities

  • Self-motivated, self-starter with clear communication skills who thrives working in a team environment

  • Experienced full stack development with as many of the following as possible: OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes, Micro Services, Spring/Spring Boot, Angular, CSS/HTML5, Responsive Design, Oracle RDBMS, ElasticSearch, ActiveMQ/Kafka, REST, Hibernate, Git/BitBucket, Jenkins, VersionOne, JUnit, Selenium, Confluence, SonarQube, Contrast

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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