Cybersecurity Engineer - IAM-10498 at Ally Financial (Detroit, MI)

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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC



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Monday, December 13, 2021

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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

Ally Financial is looking for a Cybersecurity Engineer to join its Workforce Identity and Access Management Engineering team. The Cybersecurity Engineer will act a technical resource on a team of IAM engineers focused on our Workforce Identity and Access Management (WIAM) platform and execute on enterprise-wide projects using experience and domain expertise to address IAM and cybersecurity challenges. The ideal candidate will be relentlessly passionate about security, innovation, and automation. The Cybersecurity Engineer will be responsible for engineering and implementation of Ally's Workforce Identity and Access Management platform.

The ideal candidate is experienced in collaborating with global, multi-functional engineering teams, and the integration of homegrown and 3 rd party applications. This individual will serve as a key resource on enterprise-wide projects working directly with Technical Leaders, Business Partners, and project stakeholders to drive implementation of WIAM technology solutions for Ally.

The Work Itself
• The Cybersecurity Engineer is responsible for the implementation of solutions which support the WIAM program
• Under direction from the Cybersecurity Engineering Manager and in line with project objectives, this person will engineer, implement, and integrate systems into the Ally WIAM platforms
• Work with project managers and other project resources to successfully implement projects on time and on budget
• Responsible for ongoing incremental engineering required to continuously achieve the best coverage and operation of the technology and assist in fixing system degradations and outages if required
• Act as an expert for authentication, authorization, and provisioning services across Ally Financial including Okta, Active Directory, SailPoint IdentityIQ, SSO/MFA, automated provisioning, or related IAM technologies
• Responsible for working closely with project managers, application teams, and vendors to deliver high quality solutions
• Integration of IAM Platform with in-house and third-party applications
• Development, configuration, automation, and management of Workforce IAM systems across the enterprise
• Participate in security and application troubleshooting and incident problem resolutions
• Execute support activities to maintain the overall Workforce IAM environment
• Quality control and quality assurance of deliverables for newly developed and/or enhanced IAM solutions
• Discover opportunities to improve how existing IAM solutions are implemented
• Remediation of security risks and exposures by implementing automated security reviews, evaluations, and risk assessments

The Skills You Bring
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as an IAM Engineer
• Demonstrated experience working with 2 or more of the following:

o Okta Single Sign-On & MFA

o Okta Access Gateway

o SailPoint IdentityIQ Governance or Lifecycle Management

o BeyondTrust Privileged Identity

o Symantec Privileged Access Management

o Employee & Non-Employee Lifecycle Management

o Internal & External regulatory compliance and audit remediation (SOX, PCI, FRB)

o Identity Warehouse development and application integration
• Experience integrating applications using Okta out of the box (OOTB) connectors, SAML, OAuth, SCIM, and OIDC
• Experience developing custom connectors to Okta, SailPoint IIQ, Active Directory, etc. and experience utilizing Java and/or REST APIs
• Understanding of Active Directory, Azure AD, LDAP directories, OU structures, and identity attributes
• Experience integrating AWS, Azure, & GCP with an Identity Provider such as Okta to facilitate user lifecycle management and access provisioning
• Highly motivated and capable of working with little instruction to resolve demanding tasks, as well as work with internal teams
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• A strong customer/client focus with ability to manage expectations appropriately and build long-term relationships
• Effectively works as part of a technical team on projects and resolving incidents.
• Experience gathering and facilitating the development of business and system requirements
• Ability to learn and use business productivity and management software, including Jira

Preferred Experience:
• Microsoft Active Directory administration background is a strong plus
• CISSP, CISM, or related certifications preferred
• Understanding Agile methodology
• Knowledge of Role Based Access Controls (RBAC)
• Okta, AWS, Cloud IAM experience preferred
• Identity governance solutions, especially SailPoint IdentityIQ
• Privileged Identity Management (PIM), CA Privileged Access Management (PAM) experience
• Experience managing and securing machine to machine, service account, and application run-time account access.

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 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

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.

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.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 271 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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