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Senior Director of Digital Portfolio Delivery .

Company: Ally Financial
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC



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Friday, September 17, 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 Senior Director of Digital Portfolio Delivery will be responsible for supporting, enabling, and expanding our agile delivery practice across Digital Technology at Ally. This group is responsible for our digital experience across our customer facing channels including Web, Mobile, and AI. - -This position will serve as a portfolio lead under the guidance of the Executive Director of Digital Technology and will be responsible for an organization of Delivery Managers and Scrum Masters in direct support of our cross-functional 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.
The Work Itself
The Senior Director of Digital Portfolio Delivery will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery execution plans for digital initiatives. - This position partners with the line of business through requirements gathering, technical design, and then ultimately, aligning the plan across multiple agile team roadmaps to delivery and release of software. - This includes managing dependencies, overseeing timelines, handling risks and adjustments base on project obstacles, and managing the end-to-end software delivery across a large, distributed set of teams. - This is a role where thought leadership, the ability to communicate effectively, an understanding of Digital technology and the drive to empower agile teams through a consistent, continuously improving operating model come together to enable value delivery.Management and support of agile teams embedded within a fixed capacity ecosystemLeads and supports a team of software delivery managers to focus on sustainable high-quality deliveryCollaborates 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 designBring transparent delivery metrics supporting our delivery with a focus on continuous improvementEnable organizational capacity planning and corresponding program incrementsResponsible for resolving issues and mitigating risks across teams, escalating issues/risks when appropriate.Manages scrum masters, 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 Technology and Business Partners; develops/maintains strong relationship with vendor teams and vendor management.
The Skills You Bring
Technical SkillsBS and 10+ years of technology work experience or equivalent work experienceExperience with transforming entire organizations to agile at scaleDedicated scrum master or agile coaching experience with a background in portfolio management and reporting in an agile ecosystemFamiliarity and technical understanding of digital technologies and experiences preferredAbility to influence change across a matrix organization and collaborate with business and technology teams to deliver solutionsCustomer Focus -- proven track record of customer satisfaction and delivery success and ability to establish and maintain appropriate relationships with business and IT stakeholdersConsulting/Problem Solving -- ability to work in an advisory capacity to identify key technical and business problems, develop and evaluate alternative solutions and make recommendationsSystems Delivery -- extensive experience in all aspects of the software development life cycleTechnical Project Management -- expertise in project management including project planning and estimating, project budgeting, staffing, change control, and status reportingManage teams of technical delivery managers and scrum masters focused on technical deliveryBehavioral & Communication SkillsExcellent communication skills at all levels, from team members to senior managementAbility to exchange constructive and respectful feedback, collaborating with other groups on standards/best practicesMust be able to communicate ideas and best practices to more junior developers (the why and the how)Enthusiasm and a desire to be part of an innovative teamA commitment to quality, and a desire to improve
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 child care discounts.Work-Life Integration: -other benefits including LifeMatters Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers program and other employee discount programs.Who We AreAlly 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 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 Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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