REMOTE - Cloud Engineer at Ally Financial (Detroit, MI)

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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI



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Posted Date

Thursday, March 10, 2022

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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

This position can sit in Detroit or remote.

At Ally, you get a startup feel, but experience the benefits of a company that's worked out the kinks and is fulfilling its purpose. We're always evolving and see that as a good thing. From owning our work to seeing its impact in the real world, our team is relentless in finding new ways technology can help make experiences better and help people. We are problem solvers, we value diverse thinking, we support one another, and we challenge ourselves to think bigger in the journey to deliver customer-obsessed tech solutions.

The Cloud Governance team is responsible for Ally's cloud platform and is focused on engineering and maturing the central core infrastructure/policy of Ally's cloud platform with a keen focus on cloud security and posture management.

The Cloud Engineer delivers technology solutions specifically focused on Cloud Engineering, partners with infrastructure teams to provide the business with the best possible solutions, and keeps up to date on technology trends.

The candidate should have hands on experience with technical implementations and solutions as well as the capability to market those solutions internally.

The Work Itself

  • Deliver solutions of public cloud technology problems around core cloud components
  • Partner with internal security teams to improve Cloud Security
  • Mature protections & guardrails related to public cloud account configuration and networking
  • Documents and publish new standards and design patterns
  • Release new core features to the cloud platform
  • Reviews cost and compliance metrics
  • Provides technical expertise and advice to developers and other departments
  • Ensures a risk management mindset when considering Cloud solutions
  • Other duties as assigned

The Skills You Bring

  • Preferable Certifications: AWS Certifications or comparable experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or related science or relevant experience
  • Subject matter expert of Amazon Web Services' public cloud and service offering
  • Vast knowledge in AWS IAM, and defining least privileged policy
  • Experience with core central networking and organizational AWS services/components (AWS Organization, VPC, Transit Gateway, Firewall Manager)
  • Automation skills using software defined infrastructure such as Terraform
  • Proficient in Python and respective cloud libraries/SDK's (boto3) or another language
  • Knowledge around DevOps practices and Source Control management tools such as GitLab, BitBucket, and Jenkins
  • Engineering and architecting enterprise grade solutions that are modular and scalable
  • A demonstrated ability to triage, debug, fix, and optimize infrastructure running in AWS
  • 1+ years working experience with a broad range of technical solution around technology architectures, solution design, and cloud implementations. Must be proficient with engineering solutions focused on AWS Cloud offerings

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:
  • Starting Pay: The starting pay for this role is $78,000 per year. In addition, this role is eligible for an annual bonus program with a target of 5% of annual base pay, based on individual and corporate performance. This is the starting pay for this role. Actual offers to be negotiated based on applicant's qualifications and experience.
  • 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 251 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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