Director, Risk Systems/Solution Architect - Capital Markets at OCC

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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 an Information Systems Architect with the following skills and abilities:

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

What You’ll Do

  • 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 business and technical challenges while collaborating with others.

  • Analyzing, documenting, refining, and governing architectures that you develop.

  • Creating strategies and transition plans to deliver target state architectures.

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

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience.

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

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

  • Experience working with enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF.

  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.

  • Experience with high speed distributed computing frameworks eg - AWS EMR, Hadoop, HDFS, S3, MapReduce, Kubernetes, Mesos, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink, Apache Beam etc.

  • Experience with distributed data stores Eg - HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, AWS Dynamo DB etc.

  • Experience with some messaging frameworks. Eg- Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon Kinesis, etc.

  • Experience with Big Data architectures and BI solutions

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

  • Working knowledge of risk analytics, measures and quantitative models, ideally including credit risk and Monte Carlo models

  • Experience designing integration of quantitative libraries and working with quant development teams

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of AWS services like EC2, RDS, S3, KMS, AWS CLI, Networking, AWS Security and IAM etc.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Java-based software development experience.

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

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

  • Experience working with enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF.

  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.

  • Experience designing and developing service-based, component architectures

 

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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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Director, Diversity and Inclusion

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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