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Associate Principal, DevOps Engineering at OCC (Chicago, IL)

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The candidate will be part of the Good Software Delivery (GSD) Practices team at OCC. The team is responsible for developing code to automate verifications of Security, Quality and Key controls for applications and releases that are integrated in the development teams build (CI) pipelines. The team is also responsible for building automated deployment (CD) pipelines for application releases. The goal of the team is to provides one path to production via automated build and deploy pipelines integrated with security and key controls across a large, complex

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Collaborate with development, platform automation and security teams to create and continuously improve a simple to use standardized repeatable automated application pipeline that includes testing, security and automated deployment to development and QA environments.
  • Develop deployment automation for infrastructure and application releases, including rollback capabilities
  • Develop the programs, scripts and tools required to provision, configure and monitor AWS infrastructure and its applications.
  • Troubleshoot environments as problems arise, test fixes, and perform follow-ups to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.
  • Collaborate with development, platform automation, security teams & senior IT management to create DevOps health reporting, metrics, and dashboards.
  • Other job-related 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.

· Strong collaboration and presentation skills reaching across functional borders including technical and non-technical audiences.

· Understanding of Kanban and/or Agile methodologies.

· Hands-on experience working in Agile and DevOps cultures, focusing on process improvement and automation.

· Experience of working both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, change oriented, and demanding IT environment with a strong focus on business outcomes.

· Self-starter – takes the initiative to research, learn, and deliver. Anticipates the play.

· Team player – humble, collaborative, and focused on making sure the entire team succeeds.

Technical Skills:

  • 6+ years software development experience, with at least 3 years in DevOps and Application development
  • Python programming experience required, strong hands on experience writing code unit/integration tests with adherence to development standards and best practices
  • Hands on experience with DevOps tools
    • GitHub (branching strategies, peer reviews)
    • Jenkins (building CI/CD pipelines for multi-application reusability)
    • Terraform/ansible (provisioning & configuration management of applications/AWS resources)
    • SonarQube
    • Artifactory
  • Experience in following technologies 
    • Kubernetes & Helm
    • Hashicorp Vault
    • Docker (containerize applications & best practices)
    • Harness is a plus
  • Knowledge of 3 musketeers pattern (make, docker and compose)

Education and/or Experience:

· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

Certificates or Licenses:

· Relevant industry certifications such as AWS Solutions Architect Associate or similar are a plus.

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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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