Ally Security Data Scientist in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Description

Reporting to the Sr. Information Security Director, the Information Security Data Scientist position at Ally is a member of the Information Protection and Risk Management (IPRM) team and is responsible to support IPRM Advanced Analytics, particularly as it pertains to managing and leveraging data as a strategic asset. IPRM's Advanced Analytics team is expanding and this position will be responsible for working with leadership to set the strategic direction for the development of IPRM's Advanced Analytics program. Duties are focused around translating complex data models into actionable solutions that deliver real value. As a IPRM Data Scientist, you will work directly with security teams, partners, and technical staff to understand business needs, develop technical plans, and deliver data-driven analytical solutions that solve problems.

Job Responsibilities

Under general direction, the Info Security Data Scientist will primarily support Cyber & User Behavior Advanced Analytics objectives related to 1.) Ensure high quality on time delivery of the User Behavior & Cyber Analytic Roadmap and projects, 2.) Play a central role in the Action, Insight & Analytics team providing insight and new ideas for both growth and efficiency opportunities leveraging user data and analytics, 3.) Develop solution strategy and provide guidance for enterprise best practices for Advanced Analytics. 4). Help implement IPRM's Advanced Analytics process, partnerships and solution to manage internal and external threats. 5). Create and deploy predictive models from a wide variety of data sources and types using the latest mathematical and statistical methods


  • Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, mathematics, computer science or related discipline

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems or relevant field of study

  • CISSP, CISM or CISA preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience working with data and deploying analytical solutions

  • Experience developing a consistent analytic development methodology and process

  • Strong knowledge of current identity management threats, techniques, and landscape, as well as a dedicated and self-driven desire to research current information security landscape

  • Excellent problem solving skills and troubleshooting skills with a strong attention to detail

  • A strong customer/client focus with ability to manage expectations appropriately and provide superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Experience gathering and facilitating the development of business and system requirements within a broader project team required

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong administrative, coordination and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MS Access)

  • Desired knowledge and experience with machine learning, predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, risk analysis, streaming analytics, anomaly detection, exploratory data analysis, ETL, event log processing, mathematical modeling, graph/network analysis, data visualization, text mining, data access, storage and retrieval

  • Ability to identify and evaluate risk to IT systems, communicate risk to management

  • Working knowledge of SharePoint

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 Description

Information Protection and Risk Management (IPRM) is responsible for the administration and execution of information protection, disaster recovery and IT risk management. IPRM is led by the Chief Information Security Officer and focused on ensuring technology and information assets Ally relies on to run and manage the business are recoverable, secured and protected in compliance with various state, federal and international regulations and laws.

Total Rewards

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: Security Data Scientist

Company: Ally Financial Inc.

Category: Information Technology

BU Function: IT

Requisition ID: 17-5698