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Senior Associate, Data Analytics Engineering

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What You'll Do

This role will support the expansion of OCC’s analytics capabilities by making internal application data accessible, usable, and visible throughout the organization while also informing the needs and prioritization of data to be ingested into and curated within our centralized data hub infrastructure. Through regular interface with stakeholders and OCC’s corporate application data, this role will lead end-to-end development of highly visible end-user facing solutions and/or consultation of stakeholders on leveraging data to self-service their own solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Lead the end-to-end development of end-user facing analytics solutions, including intake of requests, definition of stakeholder objectives, sourcing and wrangling of required data, full development of and delivery into production of appropriate solutions, and support or transition of future maintenance.

  • Create documentation and testing to ensure developed data solutions are accurate and easily understood by others

  • Discover and share best practices on data and analytics development with members of the team and analysts throughout the organization

  • Invest in continued learning on data and analytics best practices and evaluate application to OCC’s analytics solutions/infrastructure

  • Assist analysts across the organization with general analytics questions/challenges, as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:



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.

  • [Required] Ability to collaborate with stakeholders to craft or advise on solutions that achieve business objectives while also aligning development with internal delivery and security standards

  • [Required] Ability to communicate technical concepts with audiences of varying levels of technical background and synthesize non-technical requests into technical output

  • [Required] High attention to detail and ability to think structurally about a solution

  • [Required] Ability to navigate constraints and resolve most issues independently

  • [Required] Ability to learn new business domains and relevant technology to enrich our team culture and practices

  • [Preferred] Experience working within an agile environment

  • [Preferred] Experience using Jira/Confluence

  • [Preferred] Familiarity with the OKR goal-setting framework

Technical Skills:

  • [Required] Proficient in functional programming (e.g., Python and/or R) to write and deploy testable scripts to extract, integrate, and wrangle data

  • [Required] Experience with a data visualization/reporting tool (e.g., Tableau)

  • [Required] Ability to write analytical SQL (e.g., JOIN, WHERE, UNION, CASE, subquery/CTEs) against relational databases

  • [Preferred] Experience working with REST APIs for data extraction (e.g., Basic Auth, Oauth, HTTPS, pagination, parsing JSON)

  • [Preferred] Experience with a source code versioning tool (e.g., Git/Github)

  • [Preferred] Experience setting up environments, configuration files, and application code with Linux shell (Bash)

  • [Preferred] Exposure to data orchestration tools (e.g., Airflow) or schedulers (e.g., cron or task scheduler)

  • [Preferred] Understanding of applied statistics and hands-on experience applying these concepts

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] Bachelor's degree in quantitative/analytical discipline (or equivalent professional training or work experience)

  • [Preferred] Master's degree in quantitative/analytical discipline

Certificates or Licenses:

None required

Who We Are

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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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 Benefits
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 Benefits
Generous parental leave
12-week paid parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
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 Benefits
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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