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Ally Financial Inc.

Senior Director of Software Development, Digital

Ally Financial Inc. - Charlotte, NC

Senior Director of Software Development, Digital



North Carolina

The Senior IT Director (software development) reports to the CIO - Digital Channel Technology and will have responsibilities for all aspect of digital software development. Candidate should have deep engineering expertise in Web / Mobile / Rest APIs / Security. Experience with NLP / ML is a plus. Candidate should have natural passion for building and nurturing world class engineering teams and provide leadership support for building teams / tools / technologies.

Job Responsibilities

Work with the CIO and IT peers to identify, assess and drive IT technology roadmap.

Actively participates in long-range strategy planning and manages policy development to address complex business issues, providing leadership to cross-functional teams. Serves as the primary point of contact from project/program inception to delivery.

Defines and develops project management infrastructure, manages a methodology driven quality plan, monitors and controls the quality of the deliverable, as well as manages the project completion process through customer acceptance.

Works with business unit managers and forms alliances on projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements/conflicts and budgets.

Ensure seamless delivery of IT/Business projects and initiatives within IT and to champion and execute the current IT vision.

Improve agility, optimize processes and improve time to market for IT delivery model by optimizing processes, improving communication and removing duplication efforts across IT organization.

Manage costs by establishing clear prioritization and accountability of projects.

Provides direction for technical and business resources.

Provides leadership and management through coaching, empowering and facilitating teamwork for all staff, including the administration of personnel actions and reviews.

Develops associates to their fullest potential and provides challenging opportunities that enhance associates career growth. .

Recruits and develops appropriate talent pool to insure adequate bench strength and succession planning.

Recognizes and rewards associates for accomplishments.


15 years of professional experience in IT and enterprise applications delivery, including 10 plus years of information systems experience.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Business and/or an advanced degree (MBA, MCS)

Prior experience with Web and Mobile Technologies preferred.

Must have proven business and technology skills, with success providing customer-oriented technology solutions environment.

Demonstrated success as a change agent leading significant transformational initiatives in organizations.

Must be a fast-paced and solution-focused driver for results in a performance culture, but also achieve results in a collaborative manner.

Must be an effective communicator and considered to be a developer of people who is comfortable working with a broad cross section of people in direct and matrixed relationships.

Business Unit/Enterprise Function

Ally's Information Technology (IT) organization is focused on supporting and improving the position of its 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.

Job Title:

Senior Director of Software Development, Digital


Ally Financial Inc.


Information Technology

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Senior Director of Software Development, Digital Ally Financial Inc. - Charlotte, NC, United States


Location: Charlotte, NC

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.