Solutions Architect - Data at OCC

| Chicago
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The candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering scalable and resilient hybrid and Cloud-based data solutions supporting critical financial market clearing and risk activities; helping to drive the strategy of transforming the enterprise into a data-driven organization; lead through innovative strategic thinking in building data solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

You will be part of the Data team, a diverse group of dedicated engineers who are very passionate about data. As the Data team member, you will be responsible for crafting and building large cloud-based data systems that will serve as the backbone for the enterprise data management and analytics capabilities. You will join the core team responsible for the design, development, and implementation. You will work closely with business and technology partners, internal and external. We will define system architecture, technology stack and its tactical implementation. You will help us take on unique technical challenges associated with handling large datasets and managing streaming data in public cloud and hybrid environments, build large and complex data pipelines, integrate data coming from diverse sources in different formats, implement continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines, automate everything we can get our hands on, and be part of the API-first design principle implementation. You will have a rare and challenging opportunity to apply your technical skills, knowledge and experience, acquire new skills and grow with us.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of technical experience building data-centric solutions within regulated industries
  • 2+ years of solutions design and architecture experience
  • Experience working with Cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and technologies such as Terraform, GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus/Artifactory and CI/CD pipeline.
  • Good understanding of data integrations patterns, technologies and tools
  • Knowledge of SQL, data warehousing design concepts, various data management systems (structured and semi structured) and integrating with various database technologies (Relational, NoSQL)
  • Hands-on development experience with multiple programming languages such as Python, Java, and Scala
  • Hands-on experiences with JavaScript, web platform and services
  • Hands-on experiences designing and implementing RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with Big Data processing technologies and frameworks such as Presto, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark.
  • Familiarity with Stream processing technologies and frameworks such as Kafka, Spark Streaming, Flink.
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC) in Waterfall, Lean, and Agile work environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Desire and ability to learn other programming languages.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Hands-on experience with BI tools, such as Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, or Qlik.
  • Good understanding of data integration technologies and tools such as Pentaho, Talend or IBM DataStage.
  • Experience working with Apigee Edge or similar API management solution.
  • Financial markets work experience, knowledge of trade and settlement lifecycle.
  • Understanding of data governance and master data management processes.
Certificates or Licenses:
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate Level is a plus

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

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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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