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

Associate Principal, Software Engineering: UI/UX

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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 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

What You'll Do

In this role you will help define and drive the front-end vision across all product engineering teams at OCC. You will lay the foundation of what the best in-class front-end architecture looks like in collaboration with our front-end engineers, designers and product managers while keeping our front-end tech stack up to date with the front-end community. This role in the central UX/UI team will serve as a partner to all Product Dev teams and set the standard by which technology will be delivered at OCC.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Drive front-end engineering practices, design patterns, and standards.
  • Design, develop, test, debug and maintain UI Container Application - Single Client Exterior (SCE).
  • Maintaining and communicating CI/CD Pipeline Templates (Jenkins) and Base Images (Docker) for Micro-frontends utilized across product engineering teams.
  • Work with Product team UI Devs in adoption of a Single Client Exterior (SCE) / micro-frontend architecture, troubleshooting and problem-solving user interface challenges from both a development and design perspective.
  • Build on OCC’s Design System leveraging ReactJS, Storybook and Figma. Work with Product team UI Devs to enhance and refactor components for reuse and contribution to the larger Design System.
  • Work closely with our design and UX teams to deliver next generation experiences across our applications.
  • Champion reusability, best practice component design & execution, and accessibility (a11y) within the business while acting as a primary contributor.
  • Evaluating third-party UI packages and champion the security assessment and procurement processes.
  • Engage security engineering for testing and compliance with security controls.
  • Continual learning of emerging technologies/industry trends — Service Workers, React Lazy, Suspense, Intersection Observers, Web Components etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to UI Devs.
  • Mentor on standards and best practices for the DEV/Architecture community at OCC.


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 understanding of web security [OAuth / Authentication / Authorization]
  • Strong understanding of the high-level concepts behind modern JavaScript frameworks and the ability to both architect and execute project work as needed (using tools such as ReactJS, NodeJS)
  • Experience with Micro-front-ends architecture, Single SPA framework, and module federation.
  • Experience with authentication/authorization models as it relates to Single SPA and Single Client Exterior. (ex. Okta integration)
  • Experience with Git, Agile and CI/CD techniques and deployment strategies
  • Proficiency with performance optimization techniques, including caching, minification, advanced Webpack packaging configuration
  • Proficiency with testing tools
  • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate (both verbally and written) technical issues in a clear, collaborative and open-minded manner with both technical and non-technical peers.
  • Desirable: Understanding of WCAG accessibility compliance
  • Experience in using front-end observability tools to monitor, troubleshoot and identify performance issues

Technical Skills:

  • Micro-front-ends architecture, Single SPA, ReactJS, Git, Agile, CI/CD. DevOps, AWS.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 7-10 years of experience developing and architecting web applications

Certificates or Licenses:

  • None

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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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