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Ally Director of Mobile Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina

Ally and Your Career Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliche 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 Opportunity As the Director of Mobile Engineering, you will be responsible for leading multiple teams through design, development and delivery for Ally’s native iOS and Android mobile applications. This person will support the mobile delivery organization by implementing ways to increase efficiency and execute on delivery. To be successful in this role, you must display excellent communication skills as you will be required to work closely with both internal and external technical teams as well as a variety of cross-functional teams. You will be delivering in an Agile operating model in which collaboration and a sense of team is paramount to your success. The Work Itself Define strategy for mobile platform and mobile technical foundations. Collaborate with broader enterprise technical groups and supporting teams to determine an ecosystem on which mobile projects can be designed and delivered. Assist in defining specifications for significant new projects and perform professional software development tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of iOS or Android applications according to the specifications. Additionally, provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products, services and processes including: * Lead an Agile mobile development team, while writing code to experiment with new technologies. * Manage and lead multiple agile delivery teams to execute and deliver mobile features to customers * Inspire and motivate the technology team to excel in their role and bring the best out of them * Partner with external technology teams including Solution Architects and API delivery teams to design and integrate best-in-class solutions to industry standard methodologies * Partner with product owners to prioritize and define roadmaps that deliver mobile foundational capabilities * Enable team to experiment and research on industry trends on new libraries and tools and effectively partner with EUC to enable its usage in delivery teams. * Experiment with cross platform technologies like ReactNative and Flutter etc. and identify use cases where these will be a better fit. * Conduct and participate in code review sessions to ensure quality and performance * Define secure solution inclusive of remediation of items discovered in security scanning process * Conduct Hackathons, techtalks etc. and encourage and contribute to techblogs, opensource/innersource initiatives. * Use cloud based technologies like Bitrise to enable and implement CI/CD pipelines for mobile app features rollouts. The Skills You Bring Technical Skills : * 7+ years of experience in designing, developing, and delivering cohesive, resilient and high-performing native iOS or Android mobile applications. * 7+ years of experience in technology related leadership roles on development, design and implementing capabilities on the digital channel including web, mobile, services, databases etc.. * Hands on experience in building apps on relevant platforms ( iOS - Objective-C, Swift ) ( Android – Java, Kotlin) with additional knowledge on Flutter, ReactNative, Kotlin Multiplatform and their interoperability * Experience in using IDEs such as XCode/Android Studio/VSCode * Foundational Elements of iOS including Coredata, Grand Central Dispatch, UIKit, Keychain, Codeable, URLSession, and SwiftUI (knowledge) * Foundational Elements of Android including RX Java, Retrofit, Coroutines, Constraint Layout, Jetpack compose, GoogleMaps APIs, Google Streaming APIs etc.. * Mobile application design patterns (MVC, MVVM, MVP, Human Interface Guidelines, Material design) * Performance testing with Instruments, Unit tests with XCTest, Automation tests with XCUITest, Espresso * Complete understanding of Android/iOS native platforms * Experience in AI/ML concepts and its applicability in mobile platform ( Core ML, ML Kit, tensorflow lite etc.. ) * Performance testing with CPU Profiler, Unit tests with Junit, Automation tests with Espresso * Significant experience integrating internal and external RESTful APIs * Significant experience evaluating and integrating Third Party SDKs * Significant experience translating product requirements into design specifications * Significant experience working with accessibility frameworks * Experience with at least one SDLC methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall) * Extensive Debugging and problem-solving skills * Experience developing large scale, highly available distributed systems * Experience in a financial services or brokerage environment is a plus Leadership Skills: * Extensive experience in collaborating with Business partners/Product teams to plan, prioritize and execute mobile capability delivery. * Strong sense of ownership, passion to build quality products for massive scale in collaborative, agile environment, and excitement to learn. * Ability to provide expert level support and maintenance of core software functionality to solve problems and implement changes * Be a change driver that propels the mobile technology space at ally to be the best in class. * Interest in new technologies and vision to identify opportunities for improvement within the team and broader business unit Education: * BS / MS / PhD in Computer Science, Math or related engineering fields or equivalent practical experience How We’ll Have Your Back 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: 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 child care 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. 2D Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled