Director Enterprise Architecture

| Chicago

About Enterprise Architecture at OCC

Business outcome driven team that strives to align the business and technology visions to build systems for a more efficient enterprise. We collaborate across the organization and optimize solutions to promote efficiencies in the technology infrastructure. We promote reuse and ensure compliance with regulations.

What you’ll do it at OCC?

Are you ready to be part of transformation journey? OCC is modernizing technology to better serve market participants. As the Director Enterprise Architecture, you’ll help in building the IT strategy and roadmap to modernize the OCC core systems. Ensure developed designs adhere to corporate standards and are compliant with regulations. Collaborate with business, technology partners and Solution Architects to develop adaptable architecture solutions. Define technology architectures to achieve business outcomes.

Who is right for this position?

A business technologist, negotiator, a problem solver and excellent communicator. Individual who can lead design discussions with technical and non-technical members of the organization to develop conceptual designs to achieve business goals. Able to evaluate vendor/technology by measuring their performance against functional and non-functional requirements. Someone with experience working in highly regulated environments, with a solid understanding of current cybersecurity practices.

Skill required to succeed in this role:

  • Modern design thinking and experience.
  • Consulting, big 4 or management consulting background, or equivalent experience at a software company, with exceptional communication and leadership skills.
  • Problem solving, driving towards business outcomes, ability to manage IT as a business, with proven ability to lead and collaborate with cross functional teams.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills – champion at conveying options to solve business problems.
  • Experience in building enterprise applications using modern architecture techniques such as microservices and event-based architecture developed using cloud platforms (AWS preferred), Java, Python and Web technologies.
  • Experience in Cloud/SaaS application design, development, and management.
  • Financial services/Capital Markets experience (Banking, Clearing, Trading) and prior Enterprise and Business Architecture experience is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications (Must-haves)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in consulting, software development or related field.
  • Experience in developing architecture artifacts such as conceptual, business and solution architecture.
  • Experience with projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies, platforms and data.
  • Experience in modern software development methodologies (Agile, Kanban, Scrum)

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Location

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

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

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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 stand up
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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of 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
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
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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