• Ally
  • Charlotte , NC
  • Miscellaneous
  • Full-Time
  • 1523 W Tyvola Rd

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Position Description

Ally Invest is looking for an experienced enterprise architect to lead an architecture team and assist in driving continuous improvements across our entire technology stack. This team works toward optimizing our distributed collection of services and web applications that work in concert to provide real-time financial solutions. The ideal talent will have experience working directly with business partners as well as software development and QA teams in an agile environment. The ideal candidate for this role is a high energy, team player looking to come join a group of likeminded individuals to make an impact on the market place. We're looking for people who are as excited and invested in technology as we are here at Ally Invest.

Job Responsibilities

* Provides leadership support to solution and application architects within Ally Invest to ensure the initiatives are aligned with the overall enterprise architecture.
* Facilitates discussions with technical leadership to ensure the architecture of the organization remains aligned with business priorities
* Maintains a technology roadmap that helps forecast future state of the technical stack at Ally Invest based on projected growth and the evolution of all applications
* Provides recommendations on competitive frameworks and solutions to address application inefficiencies, increase stability, and support scaling efforts
* Ensures any new software integrations meet the Invest architectural standards
* Maintains open dialogue with other Ally architect groups to ensure all sides have the opportunity to benefit from the research and experiences of the others, including design approaches and software selections
* Ensures that any changes or improvements to the integration points between all lines of business are coordinated appropriately to reduce risk
* Works toward limiting the need for overlapping technologies
* Drives engagement and participation in communities of practice to ensure that valuable input is sourced from all invested parties
* Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
* Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
* Fosters a continuous learning culture by encouraging communication and the sharing of ideas and technical knowledge through mentoring, in-house presentations, case studies, and continuing education opportunities


* A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related discipline; or equivalent professional experience.
* Over 10+ years of experience with enterprise architecture and IT Practices.
* Experienced as a leaders and in management IT practices
* Experience working in the financial services industry with specific knowledge of brokerage back-end and front-end systems
* Software development experience with Java, JavaScript, or .NET is a plus
* Interpersonal and leadership skills - servant leadership, collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills
* Understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture.
* Communication skills - both written and verbal, including being comfortable presenting complex technical information to non-technical audiences
* Motivated to seek out solutions to complicated problems
* A strong desire to provide an exceptional customer experience through the work you produce
* Detail and results oriented and able to prioritize tasks
* Able to exercise independent thought and judgment and adapt to new tasks with little notice.
* Working knowledge of Agile methodologies
* Strong facilitation skills including conflict management issue resolution brokering agreements and removing roadblocks.

Additional Desired Knowledge & Skills

* Knowledge of common design patterns and pattern-based development
* Experience designing microservices architecture and APIs
* Certified Enterprise Architect Certification preferred: TOGAF

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

The Digital Transformation group has the responsibility to plan, design, curate and evaluate Ally's vast ecosystem of digital experiences. With a shared commitment to simplifying complex financial solutions, we represent a collaboration of user experience experts, digital product specialists and industry thought leaders.

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

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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