Lead Application Developer at OCC

| Chicago
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Summary 

The Lead Front End Developer will be responsible for the development and delivery of business features in that application, integrating with a variety of upstream data-sources and presenting data through the user interface, all while enriching and advancing the platform. This software must achieve a blend of data-rich presentation, performance, user experience, and the capacity to support the busiest trading days in the world economy with rock-solid reliability. The candidate must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and proactively engage in technical decision making to achieve these objectives. The Lead Front End Developer will be a team player and work well with business, technical and non-technical professionals in agile environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Contribute to front-end design, technical direction and front-end architecture including collaborating with various teams to build fit for purpose solutions

• Applies expert knowledge of JavaScript, NodeJS, ReactJS and middle-ware technologies in independently designing and developing key services with a focus on continuous integration and delivery

• Participates in code reviews, proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues and defects as well as assisting with continuous improvement

• Drives continuous improvement efforts by identifying and championing practical means of reducing time to market while maintaining high quality

• Must be a willing self-starter, independent and comfortable with a fast paced, dynamic environment

• A team player who assists the team as required to achieve collective goals & delivery milestones including knowledge-share

• Embraces and advocates for Agile best practices for software development discipline (be true to Agile Manifesto)

• Actively participates in creation and review of both business and technical user stories, providing constructive feedback and input on both work effort estimation as well as architecture/design improvements

• Integrating disparate data from REST and WebSocket services within a cohesive user interface.

• Participating in innovative design and proof of concepts with emerging technologies and solutions

• Embrace industry best practices like continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated testing, TDD etc.

• Follows agreed upon SDLC procedures to ensure that all information system products and services meet: both explicit and implicit quality standards, end-user functional requirements, architectural standards, performance requirements, audit requirements, security rules are upheld, and external facing reporting is properly represented.

• Writes unit and integration tests based on chosen DevOps frameworks.

• Performs application and project risk analysis and recommends quality improvements.

• Assists Production Support by providing advice on system functionality and fixes as required

• Assist with departmental and new employee training

Qualifications

• 10+ years of Front End, User Experience, development

• 8+ years of experience in JavaScript skills

• 5+ years of experience in NodeJS application development

• 3+ years of hands-on HTML5/CSS3 experience

• Experience with popular Javascript frameworks such as React, Vue, Angular 2.0; React experience preferred

• Experience of working with websockets, HTTP 1.1 and HTTP/2

• Experience with RESTful APIs and JSON RPC

• Ability to write clean, bug-free code that is easy to understand and easily maintainable

• Experience with BDD methodologies & automated acceptance testing

• Experience following Git workflows

• Working knowledge of DevOps tools. Eg Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm and CI/CD pipeline etc.

• Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, AppDynamics

• ‘Get stuff done’ and flexible mindset for greater good of the organization.

• Intellectually curious and eager to learn.

Technical Skills:

Education and/or Experience: • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field required. Masters preferred.

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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.

Yemi

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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