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Ally Solutions Architect in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Description Serves as the technical architectural expert for business and IT stakeholders. Provides guidance and leadership to project teams in the ideation, elaboration, design, and delivery of technology solutions. Provides the necessary governance and system-level designs for the end-to-end solution including inter-system/application structures. Additionally, ensures the solution adheres to Ally standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes. Drives short-term and long-term architecture strategy for the overall technology project portfolio for key business segments. Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and process improvement to enable business strategy. Communicates and validates architecture with technical leadership, program management, business line leadership, and executive level stakeholders. This is a senior-level position that will serve as an esteemed mentor to more junior architects. Job Responsibilities * 7+ or more years of strong hands-on experience in Java and experience with backend or middle ware processing * Extensive experience in designing and implementing large scale platforms with high resiliency, availability, and reliability. * Strong experience in applications with high throughput and performance * Experience w/ Cloud Computing w/ focus on AWS; EC2, Lambda, ECS, EKS, Fargate, RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, Kinesis, MSK, SQS, S3. * Experience with micro services architectures and service mesh technologies is preferred. * Strong written, verbal communications, presentation skills, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills. * Proven collaboration skills along with the ability to influence without authority * Hands on experience in the following environments is preferred: Java, JS, Kotlin, Node, Go, Vert.x, React, Envoy, gRPC, ProtoBuf, JSON, CouchBase, Cassandra, DynamoDB, Redis, Jenkins, docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Drools, Elastic Stack, Kafka, Spark, ML, AWS * Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or related field required Qualifications * Perform rapid POCs to experiment and build rails for the engineering team * Support engineers and project managers in rapid development and deployment * Actively participate in team and enterprise-wide architecture and engineering discussions. * Lead cross-functional team to drive peer reviews, gain consensus, and finalize proposed solutions with all stakeholders. * Introduce enterprise architectural paradigms and solutions into the portfolio. * Drive both high level and detailed design and conduct design reviews * Supports the development of architecture principles, styles, patterns and standards for systems across the business, translating corporate strategy into technical strategy. * Engage and work with cross-functional leaders to understand and help define business principles, goals and strategy within scope of responsibility. * Communicate and validate architecture with executive IT stakeholders, architects, and technologists. * Review legacy architecture, identify components strategically aligned for re-architecture, monitor technology usage for end-of-life cycle. * Mentor engineers and solution architects to ensure technology complexities are understood very clearly to implement solutions expeditiously with high quality * Review legacy architecture, identify components strategically aligned for re-architecture, monitor technology usage for end-of-life cycle 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 Ally’s Information Technology (IT) organization is focused on supporting and improving the position of our 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. 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. 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: benefits to help you plan for the near and long term including 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 family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally and financially. * Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy and fertility support as well as benefits that help you take care of your family -- 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. 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. 2D Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled