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

Associate Principal - Software Engineering - Enterprise Monitoring Engineer

| Chicago
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Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization.

Founded in 1973, The 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.

The 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 The 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

What You'll Do

Provide subject matter expertise for implementation and ongoing support of enterprise monitoring integration technologies in production and non-production environments. 

Work under general supervision; typically reports to a project leader or manager. Provide senior level technical expertise to Enterprise Monitoring staff. Manage day to day activities when called upon.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Install, configure and maintain software components classified as enterprise monitoring on multiple operating system platforms.

  • Write automation scripts using common automation tools

  • Interface with 3rd party applications using API’s.

  • Design and develop enterprise monitoring solutions for cloud environments

  • Design and develop enterprise monitoring solutions for microservices technologies

  • Resolve complex support issues in both production and non-production environments.

  • Advise on industry best practices as it relates to new product selection.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on enterprise monitoring technologies, to maintain the appropriate phase of their lifecycle.

  • Configure production, development and testing environments and ensure availability of these application services. 

  • Prepare management reports including service metrics.

  • Participates in or leads projects of medium to high complexity.

  • Use subject matter expertise with products to advise on design and assist with development of applications using these tools. 

  • Provide performance tuning of components and services.

  • Design disaster recovery solutions for enterprise monitoring technologies to comply with business continuity objectives.

  • Resolve configuration-related problems. 

  • Manage day to day activities of the enterprise monitoring staff when called upon to do so.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Special Note:

Flexibility to be on call from 5 PM to 7 AM for 3 months per year


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 multi-task and 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

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Technical Skills:

  •  Expert understanding of:

    • Systems administration and change management practices

    • Enterprise Monitoring and reporting tools

    • Experience scripting and coding against API’s.

    • Solid understanding of network technologies

    • Experience with cloud native applications

    • Experience with technologies used to support microservices

    • File transfer protocols including SFTP

    • Encryption technologies (SSL/TLS, PKI Infrastructure management)

    • Solid understanding of security controls as applied to software technologies.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area

  • 7-10 years of related experience

    • Minimum 7 years experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment.

    • Minimum 3 supporting enterprise monitoring technologies

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Cloud Certification is a plus

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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
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • 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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