Sr Automation Engineer at Ally Financial (Detroit, MI)

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United States

Work Location(s)

500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI



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Posted Date

Tuesday, March 23, 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

  • The Sr Engineer - Software Test will be a Software Developer focused on optimizing testing code and practices. This individual will work closely with architects and product team(s) to design robust automated test strategies to transform QA to enable agile and continuous testing. Will also work within agile teams as a mentor / guide on best testing practices, techniques and strategies.
  • 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 Work Itself

  • Collaborate with the development team in reviews of technical specifications and program code with an emphasis on testability.
  • Assurance of Clean Code Development: readability, changeability, extensibility and maintainability.
  • Analysis of legacy code for advisement and coaching to adhere to clean code development and build the appropriate tests.
  • Analyze the requirements and help with defining the acceptance criteria for the features that are being developed.
  • Work closely with the Product team to understand their expectations of how a feature would function.
  • Decompose user stories/requirements to identify what tests need to be created and automated across the full solution stack (business logic, contract, journey, accessibility, visual, performance).
  • Work in tandem with the developers to automate tests for the full solution stack (business logic, contract, journey, accessibility, visual, performance).
  • Work with the development and operations teams to debug testing failures.
  • Actively monitor post-release metrics to identify any defects that may have slipped through the cracks.
  • Write tests that expose the defect before any fix is attempted.
  • Evaluate existing testing methodologies and suggest new techniques that will help deliver high-quality features faster.
  • Improve, maintain, and execute automated testing across the full solution stack.
  • Maintain a solid understanding of QA workflows and test automation best practices.
  • Maintain proficiency in application and use of systems, tools, and processes.

The Skills You Bring

  • 3+ years of experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other relevant field of study preferred.
  • Experience decomposing user stories/requirements to create automated tests.
  • Experience writing code in programming languages.
  • Experience automating tests for the full solution stack (business logic, contract, journey, accessibility, visual, performance).
  • Experience in developing automated tests for APIs (Web Services [REST and SOAP]).
  • Experience using frameworks and tools like Junit/TestNG (Java), Qunit/ Chai (Java Script), Postman, SoapUI Pro, Selenium RC/WebDriver, UFT, Tricentis Tosca.
  • Experience creating and leveraging mocks and stubs to fulfill test automation requirements.
  • Experience with technologies like: GitHub, Jenkins, Maven, Docker.
  • Experience in delivering test automation at the unit, business logic, and integration level testing.
  • Experience building and writing code with unit level tests for web applications and/or services/APIs.
  • Working knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts (CI - CD), and test suite development and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of application software development lifecycle concepts and test environment and configuration management concepts.
  • Working knowledge of Automated Test Driven Development (ATDD) or Test Driven Development (TDD) approach preferred.
  • Ability to critique work of self and others constructively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code.

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 258 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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