OCC
We clear and settle trades for the options industry.
Chicago, IL

Associate Principal, DevOps Engineering 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 Associate Principal – ORT Tech Lead with the following skills and abilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

What You’ll Do

ORT tech lead will own all activities related to successful deployment and operation of the Operational readiness environment (ORT) from technology perspective. Successful candidate will collaborate with various product, infrastructure, operations, security, and production control teams to elicit and fulfil technical requirements of these teams. This role is an individual contributor role that may evolve into people manager role in the future.

  • Owns the successful deployment and running of the operational readiness environment (ORT) goals.
  • Performs deployment of Clearing, Risk and Data Platform applications into the ORT environment
  • Guides the implementation using CI/CD pipelines in Kubernetes environment 
  • Directs Review, configure, and execution of Terraform Ansible automation pipelines delivered by product teams
  • Guides the setup of common infrastructure platform like multi-region Kubernetes and Kafka cluster, etc.
  • Elicits requirements for deployment of application and sizing for managing expected workload
  • Monitors the performance of applications and tune working with product teams
  • Confers with product teams leads and practitioners to create deployment plans
  • Confers with the Ent. Architecture and Renaissance architecture teams to devise implementation architecture
  • Promotes standards across applications security & configurations
  • Collaborates with IAM/security teams on setting up roles/permissions for machines/users
  • Collaborates with the integration/performance testing team to leverage integrated release tested in Integration/Release Acceptance environment
  • Collaborates operations/enablement teams to deliver infra and apps to start testing
  • Collaborates with production controls teams on monitoring, failover, logging, etc.
  • Provides guidance to systems engineering, Dev/Ops professionals for building highly performant environment
  • Implements infrastructure failover scenarios
  • Confers Network team on all connectivity plans and issue resolution (including between on-premises and AWS)
  • Establishes agile program level practices for efficient collaboration and delivery
  • Performs deployment of applications in VM based as well as container-based deployments
  • Develops documentation for ORT technical infra/architecture support
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Leading a small team of tech resources with Dev Ops and System administration skills.

Qualifications:

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience in development, infrastructure, operations, system/database administration
  • 3-5 years of leadership/management experience
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure, Dev/Ops, automation, and related technologies
  • Strong Agile experience at the program level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent co-ordination and collaboration skills
  • Financial/regulated industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.
  • Master degree or equivalent

Technical Skills:

  • AWS EC2, Kubernetes, Kafka, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, Hashicorp Vault
  • Microservices and streaming data intensive application architecture
  • Application architecture, networking, and security in the cloud
  • Setting up platform in AWS for high performance requirements
  • Broad experience in API based development
  • Git and Artifactory for sourcing artifacts
  • Multi-AZ, Multi-region failover architecture
  • Fluent with different types of data formats and structures, like Json, Protobuf, Avro.
  • SQL and NoSQL databases, in-memory data stores
  • Java/Python/Scala/Golang software development
  • Two or more of the following skills: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.
  • Fluent in industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.
  • Enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF.
  • Ability to define and document architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.
  • Ability to define service-based, component architectures.
  • Ability to demonstrate visualization of enterprise architecture concepts.
Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience in development, infrastructure, operations, system/database administration
  • 3-5 years of leadership/management experience
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure, Dev/Ops, automation, and related technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent co-ordination and collaboration skills
  • Financial/regulated industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.
  • Master degree or equivalent
Certificates or Licenses:
  • AWS certified solution architect/DevOps Engineer certification preferred
  • Kubernetes, Kafka certification preferred
  • Project/program management certifications preferred

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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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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.
Partners with Nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
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
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
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.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were just recognized as a best place to work for working parents! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/Newsroom/Views/2021/04-26-OCC-Designated-as-Best…

An Insider's view of OCC

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Monthly happy hours and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

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