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Associate Principal, Software Engineering (AWS DevOps)

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What You'll Do:
Provide subject matter expertise for ongoing support of applications deployed to OCC's non-production AWS environments and supporting 3rd party applications. Identify root causes and automate solutions in support of development.
This role requires a deep understanding of DevOps practices, leadership skills, and expertise in various tools and technologies. You will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, using cutting-edge tools and cloud technologies. Manage day to day activities when called upon.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Desing Develop release and support, Cloud Native applications running on Containers Kubernetes and Docker within AWS.
  • DevOps Strategy: Develop and implement DevOps strategies and best practices to enhance development, testing, and deployment processes.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with DevOps tools and technologies, including but not limited to GitHub, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, Kafka, AWS, Apigee.
  • Support the lower environments for incident and problem management.
  • Resolve complex support issues in non-production environments.
  • Create procedural and troubleshooting documentation related to cloud native applications.
  • Write complex automation scripts using common automation tools, such as yaml, Json, Bash, Groovy, Ansible, Terraform and python,
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with management to prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrate strong confidence in abilities and knowledge.
  • Ability to work well in crisis situations.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to be on call from 5 PM to 7 AM for 3 months per year.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Technical Skills:

  • Expert understanding of:
    • Expertise on Kubernetes and Docker, including best practices
    • Expertise in cloud containerization; design, develop and troubleshoot
    • Strong programming or Scripting skills in yaml, Helm Charts, Json, Bash, Groovy, Ansible, Terraform, python or Java.
    • Advance level on Networking technologies
    • CI/CD tools such as Artifactory, Jenkins, and GIT, SonarQube
    • Experience with cloud-based systems such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, including expertise in IaC and CaC; Ansible, Terraform
    • Experience with Kafka infrastructure and processes
    • Understanding of software development methodologies and Agile practices
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues
    • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Familiarity with monitoring and logging tools such Elk stack, Splunk.
    • Familiarity with Technologies used to support microservices.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area
  • 7+ years of related experience
    • Minimum 7 years experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment.
    • Minimum 3 years experience working with Kubernetes.
    • Minimum 3 years experience working on Scripting or Programming

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Cloud Certification a plus

About Us
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.
What We Offer
A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:
A hybrid work environment, up to 2 days per week of remote work
Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely
Generous PTO and Parental leave
Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision
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OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, BYOD program with technology stipend up to $2,000 every three years, $35 per month pay to offset costs of mobile data plans. Open offices, online health coaching.

Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Partners with nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
2 days per week work from home program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
HSA or FSA accounts available for those enrolled in medical plans.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Includes back-up child or elder care along with other wellness programs.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 12% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
12-week paid parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid volunteer time
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $10000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recently recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Company in Financial Services! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/newsroom/press-releases/2022/06-23-linkedin-list…

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