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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Ally Financial
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

General informationCareer areaTechnologyWork Location(s)15 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MIRemote?NoRef #21-7201Posted DateThursday, September 9, 2021Working timeFull-timeAlly and Your CareerAlly Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some clich-- people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?The OpportunityPrimary responsibilities will be focused on design and development of Angular web apps with Java backend API microservices using Spring and serverless in a cloud-native environment. Through consultation and collaboration with architecture and IT leadership, this role provides architecture, design, development leadership and guidance to the team as well as providing senior level development skills, including mentoring, definition of best practices,, design, planning, effort estimation sessions, and retrospectives. Following Ally's Agile practices, you'll guide the team through emergent design while staying within the boundaries of the defined architecture. Solid design, integration, and architectural patterns experience strongly preferred - especially as they pertain to complex, enterprise-scale, transactional systems. Coach more junior team members using powerful questions rather than authority, drive quality through continual improvement, foster collaboration in a team-centric environment, rely on experience and judgement to accomplish goals, exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well under pressure and aggressive timelines, and think beyond the day-to-day activities to ensure big-picture objectives are achieved.The Work Itself

  • Experienced Agilist who embraces and expands 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.
  • Assist in the definition of correct system architecture, guiding activities of software developers, and ensuring team takes ownership of overall solution quality; lead technical team members and "communicate in code"
  • Demonstrate practices to write clean, quality, and testable applications that supports rapid delivery via Continuous Integration, Delivery, and automated deployments
  • Ensuring overall solution quality through solid, automated-testing strategies, which include test-driven-design
  • Creating and reviewing technical documentation and specifications, as necessary
  • Identifying and unblocking technical risks
  • Contributing to the successful completion of deliverables on time and within budget
  • Performing root cause analysis and helping troubleshoot technical issues
  • Advising team members on Ally standards, security requirements, methodologies, and processes
  • Interacting and communicating with technical and non-technical audiencesThe Skills You Bring
    • Holds BS (preferably MS) in Computer Science or related field preferred
    • 5+ years of software development experience. 3+ years in a team leadership role preferred
    • Demonstrates developmental knowledge of coding, testing, supporting and debugging as a full-stack engineer
    • Financial services or auto finance experience preferred
    • Shows deep knowledge and understanding of enterprise-scale platforms and architectures, with an eye for security, scalability, and maintainablility.
    • Possesses strong analytical, problem-solving skills and exhibits strong leadership skills
    • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps best-practices. Background in AWS or another cloud provider highly preferred.
    • Able to interface with business partners as well as internal and external technical teams
    • 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 in full stack development preferred with as many of the following as possible: OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes, Micro Services, Java, Spring/Spring Boot, Angular, CSS/HTML5, Responsive Design, AWS (Lambda, API Gateway, S3, RDS, SQS), MySQL, ElasticSearch, ActiveMQ/Kafka, REST, Hibernate, Git/BitBucket, JenkinsHow We'll Have Your BackAlly'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: plan for the near and long term with 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 your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
      • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
      • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters - Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers - program and other employee discount programs.
        Who We Are:
        Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.
        Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.
        We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

Keywords: Ally Financial, Aliso Viejo , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Aliso Viejo, California

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