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Ally Sr. React Tech Lead in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Description

Seeking an innovative and passionate Tech Lead to manage and grow a front-end development team in building the next generation of our award-winning, online banking web applications used by millions of customers. The ideal candidate should possess technical leadership experience and be passionate about front-end technology and great user experience. Candidates should have strong HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills. Additionally, ideal candidates will have extensive experience developing responsive, large-scale web applications using modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, and Node.js, and a solid understanding of cloud-based computer systems.

Job Responsibilities

As a Tech Lead, you will help champion your team on its journey to create innovative digital banking products for our customers.

  • Partner with business, UX design and back-end API teams to create world-class customer experiences for the online channel using Agile development methodologies

  • Guide development teams to review business requirements, design documents, test plans/test cases

  • Partner with architecture and external development teams to design technical solutions

  • Effectively communicate solution recommendations to senior level management

  • Lead the development and deployment of new features with your team

  • Enforce performance & code quality standards through peer code reviews and automated testing

  • Assist with hiring, onboarding and mentoring of new developers for your team

Qualifications

Technical Skills

  • Expert level experience with browser-based technology, user interface development, responsive web design and engineering cross-browser, cross-device compliant code

  • Expert level experience with HTML5 and web template engines -- Markdown, Handlebars, JSX, Jade

  • Expert level experience with CSS3 and CSS Preprocessors - SASS, LESS, etc.

  • Expert level experience with JavaScript/ES6/Typescript

  • Strong working experience with creating highly-performant, optimized websites

  • Strong working experience with at least one JavaScript framework - React, Vue, Angular, Ember, etc.

  • Strong working experience with version control (Git/Bitbucket) and branching strategies

  • Strong working experience with command-line utilities, build tools - Webpack, Grunt, Gulp

  • Experience with server-side JavaScript development - NodeJS, Express, Hapi, etc.

  • Experience building web applications using AWS cloud services - S3, Lambda, Elasticache, etc.

  • Experience with JavaScript testing frameworks -- Mocha, Jasmine, Jest, etc.

  • Experience with consuming REST API using asynchronous methods

  • Experience with GraphQL, MongoDB and other NoSQL Data Stores

  • Experience with 508 Compliance/Web Accessibility

  • Enterprise exposure in defect analysis and resolution

Behavioral & Communication Skills

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, from team members to senior management

  • Must have the ability to work in a team within an Agile operating model

  • Ability to exchange constructive and respectful feedback

  • Must be able to help communicate ideas and best practices to more junior developers

  • Must be able to collaborate with wider groups on standards and best practices

  • Enthusiasm and a desire to be part of an innovative team

  • A commitment to quality, and a desire to improve

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.

Job Title: Sr. React Tech Lead

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Information Technology

BU Function: Ally Bank

Requisition ID: 19-5191

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