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Ally Financial Inc.

Dir Application Development

Ally Financial Inc. - Troy, MI

Dir Application Development




Position Description

Lead a high performing Agile team focused on developing and implementing the next generation of systems for Ally Auto's Commercial products.

The Director of Application Development will lead our development teams to enhance our Agile delivery capabilities and deliver new functionality to our Commercial Auto business. In this role, the leader will bring new ideas forward to create roadmaps, resource plans, lead and mentor a set of Scrum teams, drive issue resolution and manage to firm timelines. The ideal candidate will champion quality feature development while ensuring application performance, security, maintainability, and integrity. A successful candidate for this position must possess a deep background in Agile software development across a wide breadth of technologies.

Job Responsibilities

Partner with other functional areas to deliver software functionality that meets business needs

Manage all software development methods, metrics, resource allocation and delivery

Create and execute development plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing priorities

Contribute to the design and technical solutions

Coordinate with the architecture and program teams to ensure alignment on execution

Manages communication and schedule across all stakeholders

Manage and motivate multiple cross-discipline teams to deliver high-quality products in an Agile environment

Be the servant leader providing technical leadership and mentorship to the team members

Grow and develop the software development staff through coaching, mentoring and hiring individuals that match our standards and culture

Interface closely with product managers and business leads to help groom and package the Agile backlog

Work with Portfolio managers to ensure that priorities are understood and that delivery aligns to the product roadmap


Experience leading and managing Software Development teams

Experience establishing metrics and quantifiable goals for iterative software development projects

Strong technical experience in software development and development operations in an Agile environment

Working knowledge of Agile practices, tools, techniques and challenges

Demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts

Demonstrate the discipline to follow established methodology

Demonstrate a solid understanding of Java development practices

Maintain high personal standards and expectations and expect others to maintain a similar commitment.

Ability to provide and support a vision and direction for a large multi-location organization

Superior interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills

Ability to deliver quality solutions and develop process improvements

Exceptional communication skills, evidence by the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of an organization in writing, verbally and via visualizations

Results-oriented individual with strong coaching, decision making, influencing, negotiation, problem solving and situational analysis skills

Bachelor's degree or 10-20 years of equivalent experience

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's world-class IT

organization supports an information technology-driven business. We deliver industry-leading IT solutions to the Best Online Bank (Money Magazine, 2011 and 2012) and the leading Auto Finance Company. IT oversees critical functions that enable the day-to-day operations of the entire Ally Financial enterprise.

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.

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Ally Financial Inc.


Dir Application Development Ally Financial Inc. - Troy, MI, United States


Location: Troy, MI

Company Profile:
Ally Financial Inc. was founded in 1919 as the General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), a provider of financing to automotive customers. Since then, the business has expanded to include insurance, direct banking and commercial finance. See the timeline to trace Ally's evolution.