Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

Name of Employer:

The Options Clearing Corporation

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer


125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606


Responsible for the design and implementation of complex business and technical solutions. Design, code, test, debug, and document programs. Analyze end-to-end system solutions including planning, design, testing, and implementation. Design and develop event based secure distributed systems and REST APIs based on API-driven architecture using Java 8, Spring framework and Oauth. Develop microservices based on event-driven architecture using Kafka messaging. Design and develop database systems capable of handling a minimum of 1 million transactions per second using relational databases, including DB2. Participate in code reviews and application transition to support team. Develop and leverage automation tools to market delivery of project solutions. Act as a mentor to application developers, transferring application business, systems and architectural knowledge. *This position qualifies for The Options Clearing Corporation’s Employee Referral Program.*

Education & Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering and three (3) years of experience in application development.

Special Skills Required:

Must have work experience with each of the following: 1. Designing and developing event based secure distributed systems and REST APIs based on API-driven architecture using Java 8, Spring framework and Oauth; 2. Developing microservices based on event-driven architecture using Kafka messaging; and 3. Designing and developing database systems capable of handling a minimum of 1 million transactions per second using relational databases such as DB2 or POSTGRESQL.




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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.

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
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) 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.
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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