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Solution Architect - Human Capital Management (HCM)

Detroit, Michigan
14 Jan 2023
Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliché 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

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.

Ally is seeking an innovative and passionate individual who can plan, coordinate, architect, and supervise low-level design activities related to the standing up Human Capital Management (HCM) and integration to the current applications, and third-party solutions as required to meet the business requirements of the organization.

The Solution Architect collaborates with other architects, the technology delivery team, and the technology infrastructure team to define architectural approaches and solutions, conducts business reviews, document current systems in the portfolio, and recommend how to proceed with the applications (replace, retire, maintain, etc.). The position develops and tailors application design concepts and implementation plans for the efficient transformation of the current application portfolio. The SA is also responsible for developing and maintaining application design patterns, overseeing the development of application components and overseeing performance and security testing of application modules and interfaces. This role will also identify emerging trends and thought leadership in software development and introduce these to the application/project as well as the enterprise.

The Work Itself

The Solution Architect discipline defines the application architecture for Ally's corporate technologies focusing on the mapping of IT capabilities to business needs. The focus is on defining the relationships, flows and implementation of business (processes/activities/functions/information), applications, data and technology in the organization and the transitional process necessary for implementing technology in response to changing business needs.
  • Create and maintain architectural best practices by addressing application, data, and technology in the context of business processes across the division
  • Articulate the value proposition of solutions/services to senior teams from client/prospect with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements and solutions by planning, developing, and refining to-be architecture
  • Design and development of event processing-based applications and effort estimation
  • Provide leadership direction and accountability for strategic application architecture plans, system design, and implementation

The Skills You Bring
  • Required: 7+ years formal solution architecture, integration design and implementation experience in HCM Products (preferably Workday and any related certifications), as well as developing and implementing application strategies, patterns, processes, and procedures
  • 5+ years of experience in implementing solutions in public cloud (preferably AWS Cloud) and SaaS applications
  • Demonstrated ability to identify gaps of cross-functionally between HR processes and HR systems, as well as implementing process improvements and technology to ensure operational excellence and instill innovation
  • 10+ years overall IT experience involving:
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    • Design Patterns (Core, J2EE and EAI)
    • Capacity Planning for High Availability: Application Servers and Database
    • DevSecOps
    • Test Automation
  • Preferred: in-depth HRIS experience and HR data management including working with confidential information and critical business processes with a solid understanding of HR business procedures and practices
  • Preferred: in-depth and hands-on experience in HCM suite of tools (preferably Workday), and solid understanding of reporting analytics, Data Warehousing concepts and methodologies

It's not expected that any single candidate would fulfill all these characteristics. For instance, we have wonderful team members who are really focused on their customers' needs and building continuously available environments, but didn't work on banking systems before joining Ally. We encourage you to apply if you're interested in this Solution Architect - HCM role!

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.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pay Range: An individual's position in the range is determined by the scope and responsibilities of the role, work experience, education, certification(s), training, and additional qualifications. We review internal pay, the competitive market, and business environment prior to extending an offer.







Incentive Compensation: This position is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan.

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  • Job Reference: 875434412-2
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Ally
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application