Serves as a high level technical expert in application and/or business architecture for software development / infrastructure teams. Acts as SME for project teams in the planning, design, and delivery of technologysolutions. In application architecture: designs the inter-system/ application structures, advises teams of Ally standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes. In business architecture: defines cross-business function processes, advises teams of consistent processes and common business functions. Drives short and long term architecture strategy for the overall technology project portfolio for key business segments. Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and process improvement to enable business strategy. Communicates and validates program architecture with technical leadership, program management, business line leadership, and executive level stakeholders. This is a mid-level to senior-level highly technical role with potential responsibility for managing a small team of more junior architects and will report to a Director of Architecture.
Uses a broad and deep understanding of business and/or technical concepts in multiple specialized fields to develop solutions to problems and critical design issues.
Advises teams of Ally standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes.
Contributes to the development of RFPs/SOWs and participates in the vendor selection process.
Work assignments are typically focused on critical products for the organization.
Works independently and may have direct management responsibility for a small team.
Will manage relationships with suppliers/vendors and/or business partners.
5+ years of experience
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information System, or other relevant field of study perferred
Ability to manage, mentor and coach a technical team
Expert knowledge of standards in IT architecture and infrastructure
Ability to develop enterprise guidelines and standards
Expert knowledge of the software development process and how it fits within the IT architecture and infrastructure
Expert knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs
Expert knowledge of enterprise platforms and operating systems or expert knowledge of key business functions and processes.
Understanding of Information Security Policy and Procedures how they fit within the IT architecture and infrastructure
Ability to lead or interact with and provide architectural design guidance to project teams made up of employee, business partner, and/or supplier resources
Ability to effectively communicate with other senior leaders of IT on program strategies and plans and negotiate quality solutions
In-depth technical knowledge with the following specific technologies:
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.
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.
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