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Ally Financial
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (remote)
11 days ago
Ally Financial
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
11 days ago
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Job Function


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Work Location(s)
500 Woodward Avenue, MI, 601 S. Tryon Street, NC


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Posted Date
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Anticipated Application Closing Date

Working time
Full time

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?

Work Schedule: Ally designates roles as (1) fully on-site, (2) hybrid, or (3) fully remote. Hybrid roles are generally expected to be in the office a certain number of days per week as indicated by your manager. Your hiring manager will discuss this role's specific work requirements with you during the hiring process. All work requirements are subject to change at any time based on leader discretion and/or business need.

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. To read more about what our tech team does, be sure to visit our tech blog at

We are looking for a talented and trustworthy application security engineer. Primary responsibilities include acting as a subject matter expert, performing AppSec testing activities, coordinating vendor pen testing with development teams, and coaching developers.To ensure success, you should have advanced knowledge of computer and internet security systems, advanced level web application penetration testing skills, and the ability to automate processes, reporting, and governance activities. Candidates must have the skills necessary to identify security flaws and provide actionable recommendations on how to improve the security and protect information systems and data.

This role can be based out Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC, or remote.

The Work Itself

  • Perform penetration testing against products and systems, including web applications, web services, and mobile devices.
  • Assist with coordination of vendor pen testing services with internal development teams.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop remediation strategies.
  • Demonstrating practical/working exploitation of security flaws.
  • Develop and enhance process to automate the delivery of application security metrics.
  • Review SAST/DAST output for false positives. Assist development with remediation.
  • Serve as an application security subject matter expert.
  • Participate in threat modeling exercises.
  • Effectively communicate vulnerability details, risks, and potential impacts to, application owners, developers, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Act as a mentor for junior team members/interns.
  • Design, implement, and support security-focused tools and services.
  • Develop tools that improve security testing, reporting, and monitoring.

The Skills You Bring


  • 5+ years ofexperience in manual penetration testing of web and mobile applications.
  • Identify,research, and evaluate current vulnerabilities, provide remediation andconfiguration guidance. Collaborate with stakeholders to developremediation strategies.
  • Ability tointeract with company personnel at all levels and across all business unitsto comprehend business imperatives. A strong customer/client focus, withthe ability to manage expectations appropriately, to provide a superiorcustomer/client experience and build long-term relationships.
  • Competent towork independently at an advanced technical level.
  • Producewell-written, detailed reports that describe vulnerabilities/risks andthat provide specific remediation guidance.
  • Understandingof cloud technologies and environments (AWS, Azure, Google).
  • Ability todemonstrate a clear understanding, at an enterprise level, of application,network, infrastructure, and data security architecture.
  • Excellentanalytical skills, able to manage multiple projects under stricttimelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment, and meet overallobjectives.
  • Ability towork under pressure and manage competing priorities.
  • Knowledge ofweb application frameworks, deployment technologies and security software.
  • Scriptingcapabilities for creating custom scripts to identify/exploitvulnerabilities.
  • Strong writingskills to produce detailed reports for consumption by stakeholders at alllevels from operations to executive.

Desired Skillset, Experience, and/or Training

  • Proven workexperience in manual secure code review.
  • Experienceworking with GitLab Ultimate CI/CD technology, shift-left tools, andapplication security workflows.
  • GPEN, OSCP,CISSP, GWAPT, CEH, or similar certifications.
  • Desiredscripting experience: One or more of Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, shellscript, Ruby, PHP, LUA etc.
  • Bachelor'sdegree in Information Technology or Computer Science, or equivalentexperience.
  • Inherentpassion for information security and service excellence.
  • The abilityto adapt to new situations and the desire to learn and stay current withAppSec trends, threats, and risks.


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. Our Total Rewards program includes industry-leading compensation and benefits plus additional incentives that are designed to meet your needs and those of your family so you can get the most out of your career and your life, including:

  • Time Away: 11 paid holidays, 20 paid time off days, and 8 hours of volunteer time off, yearly (paid time off is prorated based on start date)
  • 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 pay downs and 529 educational save up assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee stock purchase plan, and financial learning center and financial coach access.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including medical, dental and vision, employee, spouse and child life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions, Healthcare FSA, critical illness, accident & hospital indemnity insurance, 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 assistance as well as paid parental and caregiver leave, Dependent Day Care FSA back-up child and adult/elder care days and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including Mentally Fit Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.
  • Other compensations: depending on the role for which you are considered, you may be eligible for travel allowances, relocation assistance, a signing bonus and/or equity.
  • To view more detailed information about Ally's Total Rewards, please visit this link:

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 Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Base 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.

Job ID: 73823530

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