Senior Java/J2ee Developer

Ally Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 6 months ago

Position Description

Seeking experienced full-stack Sr. Software Engineer to join Ally IT's Agile Remarketing team. Strong front or back-end experience with demonstrated understanding and willingness to learn broader stack will be considered. Primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the digital transformation and white-label enablement effort for Ally's SmartAuction platform. This role will be integral in all parts of the SDLC, including interfacing with product owners for user story clarification, backlog grooming, story sizing, sprint planning, task breakdown, design, development, and testing. Solid design, integration, and architectural patterns experience strongly preferred. Successful candidate drives quality through continual improvement, relies on experience and judgement to accomplish goals, exhibits strong communication and interpersonal skills, works well under pressure and aggressive timelines, and thinks beyond the day-to-day activities to keep big-picture objectives in mind. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected, along with a willingness to perform code reviews, mentor team members, and work in a pair-programming environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Experienced Agilist who will embrace and expand 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.

  • Design, develop, test, support and debug new or enhanced software

  • Write clean, quality, and testable applications that supports rapid delivery via Continuous Integration, Delivery, and automated deployments

  • Find creative and innovative approaches to complex problems while working, learning, and collaborating in a cross-functional agile team

  • Be passionate and continue to advance software craftsmanship within Ally

  • Size/estimate user stories/tasks and assist in the development of a continuous release strategy

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

  • Perform root cause analysis, provide efficient production support, and maintain/enhance existing applications

  • Interact and communicate with technical and non-technical audiences

  • Create and review technical documentation and specifications, as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred

  • 7+ years of experience in a similar role, with increasing responsibility and technical expertise

  • Demonstrates developmental knowledge of coding, testing, supporting and debugging in a pragmatic agile environment

  • Possesses knowledge of enterprise platforms and operating systems

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

  • Articulate business requirements and objectives and translate those into software development solutions

  • Is 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 Description

Ally Insuranceis a leading provider of automobile-related insurance, vehicle maintenance and reinsurance products, and services for automobile dealers and their customers. The business focuses on developing and maintaining robust and lasting relationships developed directly with our dealers. By partnering with them, we are best able to offer them comprehensive solutions for their business, and valuable products and services to consumers.

The business offers vehicle service and maintenance contracts, including our flagship, industry leading product, Ally Premier Protection which is available for new and used vehicles of virtually all makes and models, as well as other ancillary F-I products, such as our GAP and Tire - Wheel products. Ally Insurance also services the insurance needs of our dealers' businesses by offering dealer inventory insurance, and liability and property protection, as well as provides training and consultative services to help their business' succeed.

Total Rewards

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid time-off program with an emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally offers a variety of benefits to protect your health and well-being, provide financial security and balance your work-life needs including:

  • Industry-leading 401K Retirement Savings Plan including Matching and Company Contributions

  • Comprehensive wellness program with financial incentives designed to help you achieve your best health

  • Flexible health insurance options including dental and vision

  • Pre-tax Health Savings Account with generous employer contributions

  • Pre-tax dependent care and commuter benefits

  • Other work-life integration benefits including Paid Parental & Caregiver Leave, Adoption Assistance, Back-up Child & Adult/Elder Care, Child Care Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, Weight Watchers 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.

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