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Associate Principal, Platform Security at OCC (Chicago, IL)

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What You’ll Do

This role will help support and drive the architecture, design, and governance of a secure infrastructure ecosystem, focusing on automation and proactive security best practices in deep collaboration with Teammates and other internal OCC Teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Collaborate with development, operations and infrastructure teams to analyze security change control Processes, Controls and Guardrails
  • Search for opportunities to integrate and automate security best practices within processes to deliver secure software and infrastructure
  • Support cloud infrastructure teams with security observation remediation and proactive strategy to improve security posture
  • Work to reduce cycle time on remediating security observations within cloud and enterprise platform teams
  • Support automation for any security-related objectives within IT
  • Assess the production security readiness of services we plan to deploy
  • Support operationalization of shared security services and tools to improve automated monitoring capabilities
  • Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement through research, retrospectives, discussion groups and performing architecture assessments
  • This role will provide hands on support architecting cloud security technologies, native AWS monitoring and auditing services, and improved cloud security governance and control

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


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.

  • [Required] Experience managing infrastructure in public cloud environments like AWS (preferred), Azure or GCP
  • [Required] Able to succeed in fast-paced environment with frequent changes
  • [Required] Exceptional analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise good judgment while developing creative solutions
  • [Required] Team player – humble, collaborative, and focused on making sure the entire team succeeds
  • [Required] High-energy, results driven person with an attention to detail
  • [Required] Exceptional tactical planning skills based on long-term strategic goals
  • [Required] Cloud engineering and assessment experience, and training with focus on development of secure enterprise solutions
  • [Required] Strong familiarity with enterprise technologies; strong technical background and understanding of security-related technologies
  • [Required] Understanding of Identity access management and Privileged Account Management ideologies and have some experience with key industry toolsets
  • [Required] Understanding of Public Key Infrastructure and Cloud Based Technologies
  • [Required] Experience with using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins, Travis, Harness, Spinnaker, Appveyor, CodeBuild or CodePipeline

Technical Skills:

  • [Preferred] Experience with Terraform, Infrastructure as code
  • [Preferred] Programming/scripting experience in languages like Java, Bash, Python or Go
  • [Preferred] Experience with cloud/technology deployments in general
  • [Preferred] Experience with NIST CSF/COBIT and related control frameworks
  • [Preferred] Experience with IT-security/risk/governance
  • [Preferred] Excellent proficiency in network, application, wireless and physical security
  • [Required] Proficient in creating content with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • [Preferred] Experience with encryption technologies and products (Key Management / Certificate Management)
  • [Preferred] Exposure to IAM and PAM services and applications (CyberArk / ForgeRock / Sailpoint)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university OR equivalent work experience preferred
  • Experience in Information Assurance or Information Security environment

Certificates or Licenses:

  • AWS Certifications Required (Solutions Architect, Security Specialty, etc.)

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Where we are

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

Technology we use

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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.
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
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) 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
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…

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


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