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Ally Principal - Data Science in Remote, New York

Principal - Data Science.

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Career area

Consumer Analytics

Work Location(s)

1000 N. West Street, Wilmington, DE



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Posted Date

Monday, February 28, 2022

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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

This role will join the Data Science team within the Ally Card business. This team is responsible for building and maintaining the statistical models that support strategy decisions across the business. This is an opportunity to join a highly talented and driven team working on solutions to core business problems using cutting-edge analytics. In particular, this individual will play a key role in ensuring that the modeling process is well-managed with appropriate controls throughout the model Lifecyle.

Ally announced the acquisition of Fair Square Financial, a digital-first credit card provider, in October of 2021 . Ally Credit Card is a team that has combined the experience of seasoned talent from across the card industry with advanced analytical and machine learning techniques to develop and optimize our business. Our integrated and entrepreneurial team built the business up from scratch in 2016 to 1MM plus customers, with significant growth opportunities in the future.This is your opportunity to join our diverse and innovative Ally Credit Card team as we focus on growing the business and delivering compelling products that focus on doing the right thing for our customers.

The Work Itself

  • Perform rigorous testing of new models prior to and following implementation

  • Clear documentation of testing processes, results and research/resolution of anomalies

  • Ongoing scoring of batch models

  • Stand up andmaintainautomated monitoring of input attributes including alerts for significant deviations

  • Stand up and maintain automated monitoring of score outputs (scores, adverse action reasons) with alerts

  • Monitor real-time scoring dashboards and identify issues in a timely manner

  • Research, resolve, communicate and document scoring issues

  • Maintain model performance monitoring dashboards

  • Assist model owners in completing Development Documents

  • Ensure Model Inventory view is kept up-to-date

  • Act as the primary point of contact for Model Audits

The Skills You Bring

  • 2+ years of credit modeling/data analytics experience

  • Advanced Degree (Masters/PhD) in quantitative/statistical fields such as Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Econometrics, or Engineering

  • High degree of expertise with Python/SAS, SQL and other data analysis tools.

  • Detail-oriented, the candidate must be extremely comfortable with working hands-on with large analytical datasets to perform complex data analysis and extract business insights.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn rapidly and solve problems dynamically.

  • Self-starter; comfortable with ambiguity and open-ended problems.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • High degree of initiative with a strong drive for results.

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