Associate Principal/Senior, Software Development (Functional Development)

| Chicago

Summary

About Us

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the largest equity derivatives organization in the world. We provide central counterparty clearing and settlement services for equity options, futures, options on futures, and securities lending transactions. We serve approximately 115 clearing members and 15 exchanges including CBOE, Nasdaq, and NYSE.

What We Need

We are building a culture that empowers continued learning, authentic innovation, and constant creativity. We are looking for an individual to join our team as a Software Engineer with the following skills and abilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

What You’ll Do

You’ll be working alongside experts that are building OCC’s next generation blockchain-based securities lending system, and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry by:

  • Collaborating with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems.

  • Continuously thinking about the next steps while improving yourself and others around you.

  • Developing solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

  • Optimizing application performance through analysis, code refactoring, and system tuning.

  • Recommending technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of OCC’s systems and development processes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Functional-based software development experience (Scala or minimum 2 years with React.js preferred).

  • Web/mobile application development experience.

  • Experience working with two or more of the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

  • Experienced with AGILE project management techniques.

  • Deep understanding of technical troubleshooting approaches, tools and techniques, and the ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve technical (hardware, software, application or operational) problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of application delivery methodologies, including the ability to utilize these in order to deliver new or enhanced applications.

  • 5+ years of application design activities, tools and techniques; ability to utilize these to convert business requirements and logical models into a technical application design.

  • Packaged application integration experience preferred, including knowledge of and the ability to implement packaged application software and integrate it with technology platforms.

Technical Skills:

  • Functional-based software development experience required.

  • Web application development experience preferred.

  • Experience working with two or more of the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

  • Fluent in functional programming, object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.

  • Strong testing experience which includes developing test plans, automated test cases, and working with test frameworks.

  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Preferred AWS Solutions Architect – Associate

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SwiftLanguages

Location

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

Culture
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.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
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.
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