We clear and settle trades for the options industry.
Chicago, IL

Associate Principal, UI Design at OCC

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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 3 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


Lead the vision and strategy for the Visual Design System at OCC, an application shared across all development teams, and heavily used by UX team. Collaborate on and lead brand guideline discussions with Corporate Communications, ensuring OCC Brand implementation on all digital assets. Lead the brand consolidation of all OCC digital assets, including theocc.com, myOCC, OIC, Options Conference and all of Renaissance UI. Mentor and coach junior colleagues across the org to become self sufficient in the design tools, creating re-usable templates from which they can produce on-brand artifacts. Create a governance model to ensure any/all colleagues producing design work are on-brand.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

• Manage FIGMA application for OCC – driving adoption and ensuring all designers leverage the OCC Design System

• Lead effort to build on existing OCC Design System, incorporating any new modules

• Follow creative work through from concept to delivery.

• Provide expert design advice and recommendations to Product and UX teams.

• Effectively communicate UI designs using site maps, user flows, wireframes, mockups and other deliverables to create an engaging web presence.

• Collaborate with developers to apply design to digital platforms and to ensure cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility.

• Ensure the successful representation of OCC’s brand across all media channels.

• Create and maintain design style guides.

• Manage project workflow and coordinate with project teams and management on schedules, requirements, goals and assignments.

• Adhere to all policies and procedures and maintain or update related documentation as needed.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


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. • . Exceptional portfolio showcasing solid conceptual, color, composition, typography, imagery skills, as well as Design System examples.

• Effective and creative brainstorming, ideation, and rapid-prototyping/wireframing.

• Ability to work with UX team and lead adoption of Design Principles. 

• Ability to articulate design concepts to colleagues and management.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.

• Team-oriented individual who can communicate effectively with teammates and management verbally and in writing.

• Exceptional attention to detail, critical thinking, and organizational skills.

• Mobile and responsive design experience required.

Technical Skills:

• Expert knowledge design tools such as FIGMA, InVision, Adobe Suite.

• Experience building or maintaining a Design System. 

• Advanced knowledge of web design, usability, and information architecture principles.

• Understanding of HTML and CSS.

• Experience in working with cross-functional teams.

Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, interaction design, art, creative, or a related field.

• Five to seven years of progressive experience in UX, UI and digital design.

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Where we are

Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. 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.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
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 $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
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 just recognized as a best place to work for working parents! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/Newsroom/Views/2021/04-26-OCC-Designated-as-Best…

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.


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