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Ally Enterprise Architect 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 This person will contribute in-depth technical knowledge to lead the design of platform core systems development. This role combines strong technical architecture expertise, a solid understanding of core business functions, and a broad knowledge of hardware/software products/platforms to deliver and maintain application solutions to meet business needs. Provides enterprise leadership in the development and implementation of technology solutions and standards. Leads the enterprise in identifying, developing, and managing architectural patterns and key objectives that help drive strategy and resiliency for lines of business, application development, and other IT projects. In this role the person will have to gain a detailed understanding of all major related technology initiatives as they relate to products and use this information to lead development projects as well as design the target state enterprise architecture and key architecture patterns needed to support platforms, systems and applications. This individual will be working with a variety of external groups in a rapidly growing environment so excellent communication skills and quick learning abilities are a must. Additionally, this person should be well versed on emerging technology trends and be able to utilize this knowledge to lead the business unit architecture teams in exploiting these trends. This is an enterprise leadership position and the candidate should have proven experience of leading senior technologist across an enterprise. Experience with leading enterprise architecture and platform implementations is a must. The Work Itself * Capable of leading Enterprise and Program level efforts at scale, managing directly and indirectly organizational approaches to technology changes * Responsible for ensuring technical leaders across, operations, infrastructure, and engineering teams have accurately architected systems to achieve long lasting success. * Leads senior technologists outside of their domain * Ensures business units are practicing excellent architecture hygiene through technology assessments, technology strategy reviews, internal consulting and developing enterprise patterns. * Develops metrics and scorecards to influence the technology teams on industry best practices for cloud development * Directs Solutions Architecture and Engineering teams in defining platform and technology strategy and roadmaps * Works with key partners and teams to refine technology and application architectures * Provides technical expertise and advice to technology teams * Represents the infrastructure organization to LoB teams that will help define future direction around Private and Public Cloud designs and usage The Skills You Bring * Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or related science or relevant experience * Preferable Certifications: Amazon, Microsoft, or comparable experience * 7+ Years working within financial industry * Familiarity with Public Cloud Architectures such as AWS, Azure, Google * Understands and can lead best practices around large-scale implementation concepts of critical components in infrastructure * Engineering and architecting enterprise grade solutions for hardware and Software issues. * Strong working knowledge of resiliency engineering/architecture and how to apply to cloud implementations. * Experience leading critical cloud projects through completion * Proven ability to motivate and organize senior technical leaders through an enterprise 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