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IT Director -- Program Lead

Ally Financial Inc. – Charlotte, NC

Management, or General

Salary : $50000 - $80000  / YEAR

Position Description

The IT Director -- Program Lead will be responsible for supporting, enabling, and expanding our agile delivery teams across Digital Channel Technology at Ally. This group is responsible for Web / Mobile and Next Generation customer facing channels supporting enterprise, deposits, auto, mortgage, invest and card. They will serve as a Lead under the guidance of the Sr. IT Director, and will be responsible for leading key IT resources including possibly: employees, contractors, and suppliers in direct support of our Scrum and Kanban teams. They are accountable to deliver joint technology & business solutions, support & optimize team delivery, remove team impediments, and provide overarching governance and budgetary support for the organization.

Job Responsibilities

Management and support of agile teams alongside smaller waterfall programs

Leads and supports a team of scrum masters to focus on sustainable high quality delivery.

Collaborates closely with the business and matrixed technology teams to analyze the current state of processes and systems, then use that information, along with business strategies to formulate a future state process and system design

Provides direction and oversight to project teams to design, develop, deploy and sustain solutions that meet applicable business requirements.

Responsible for a set of projects and/or releases including deliverables, cost, schedule, quality and status reporting.

Responsible for resolving issues and mitigating risks, escalating issues/risks when appropriate.

Manages teams, which may include Ally employee and/or vendor team members, informs the team of its progress; leads/develops Ally staff members.

Acts as team's interface to IT and Business Partners; develops/maintains strong relationship with vendor teams and vendor management.


BS and 10+ years of work technology experience or equivalent work experience

Experience with transforming organizations or teams to agile

Strong technical background in digital technologies

Ability to influence change across a matrix organization and collaborate with business and technology teams to deliver solutions

Ability to manage outsourced development

Customer Focus -- proven track record of customer satisfaction and delivery success and ability to establish and maintain appropriate relationships with business and IT stakeholders

Consulting/Problem Solving -- ability to work in an advisory capacity to identify key technical and business problems, develop and evaluate alternative solutions and make recommendations

Systems Delivery -- extensive experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle

Technical Project Management -- expertise in project management including project planning and estimating, project budgeting, staffing, change control, and status reporting

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. 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.

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