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Associate Principal, Software Engineering DevOps

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Successful candidate will collaborate with various product, infrastructure, operations, security, and production control teams to elicit and fulfil technical requirements of these teams.

  • Guides the implementation using CI/CD pipelines in Kubernetes environment
  • Directs Review, configure, and execution of Terraform Ansible automation pipelines delivered by product teams
  • Guides the setup of common infrastructure platform like multi-region Kubernetes and Kafka cluster, etc
  • Elicits requirements for deployment of application and sizing for managing expected workload
  • Monitors the performance of applications and tune working with product teams
  • Confers with product teams leads and practitioners to create deployment plans
  • Confers with the Ent. Architecture and Renaissance architecture teams to devise implementation architecture
  • Promotes standards across applications security & configurations
  • Collaborates with IAM/security teams on setting up roles/permissions for machines/users
  • Collaborates with the integration/performance testing team to leverage integrated release tested in Integration/Release Acceptance environment
  • Collaborates operations/enablement teams to deliver infra and apps to start testing
  • Collaborates with production controls teams on monitoring, failover, logging, etc
  • Provides guidance to systems engineering, Dev/Ops professionals for building highly performant environment
  • Implements infrastructure failover scenarios
  • Confers Network team on all connectivity plans and issue resolution (including between on-premises and AWS)
  • Establishes agile program level practices for efficient collaboration and delivery
  • Performs deployment of applications in VM based as well as container-based deployments
  • Develops documentation for ORT technical infra/architecture support

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications & Experience

  • [Required] Understanding of Kanban and/or Agile methodologies
  • [Required] Able to succeed in fast-paced environment with frequent changes
  • [Required] Comfortable communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • [Required] Self-starter - takes the initiative to research, learn and deliver. Anticipates the play
  • [Required] Team player - humble, collaborative, and focused on making sure the entire team succeeds

Technical Skills & Background

  • [Required] AWS EC2, Kubernetes, Kafka, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, Hashicorp Vault
  • [Required] Microservices and streaming data intensive application architecture
  • [Required] Application architecture, networking, and security in the cloud
  • [Required] Setting up platform in AWS for high performance requirements
  • [Required] Broad experience in API based development [Required] Git and Artifactory for sourcing artifacts
  • [Required] Multi-AZ, Multi-region failover architecture
  • [Required] Fluent with different types of data formats and structures, like Json, Protobuf, Avro
  • [Required] SQL and NoSQL databases, in-memory data stores
  • [Required] Java/Python/Scala/Golang software development
  • [Required] Two or more of the following skills: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms
  • [Required] Fluent in industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles
  • [Required] Enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF
  • [Required] Ability to define and document architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains - business, information systems (applications & data), and technology
  • [Required] Ability to define service-based, component architectures
  • [Required] Ability to demonstrate visualization of enterprise architecture concepts.


  • [Preferred] AWS certified solution architect/DevOps Engineer certification
  • [Preferred] Kubernetes, Kafka certification
  • [Preferred] Project/program management certifications

Education & Training

  • [Required] BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • [Required] 5+ years of experience in building large scale, data-centric solutions
  • [Required] 5+ years of experience (recent) participating on a DevOps team or as product owner for DevOps team

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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