Manager, Technology Delivery (Stock Loan)

| Chicago

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

OCC is currently implementing what will be our next generation blockchain-based securities lending system in partnership with a New York based firm. This custom solution will digitize and transform how capital market entities interact and process transactions. We are seeking a technical lead for this strategic project who can create and lead a new team of internal resources and partner with the product provider on all day-to-day technical activities. Key to success will be a hands-on focus coupled with both formal and informal leadership expertise when partnering with teams across OCC implementing this solution with the broader OCC system capabilities. The candidate should have an aptitude and interest in distributed ledger/blockchain industry transformational efforts, and the ability to work together with the product owner to formulate a vision. Strong technical engineering, architecture skills, technical team leadership and mastery in maturing iterative software development methods is core to the role. The ability to collaborate across multiple teams internal and external to OCC in conjunction with experience effectively executing against multiple priorities are baseline expectations for this role. The candidate will be a key figure partnering with OCC leadership in the implementation of this state-of-the-art solution. OCC is responsible for operating within the global financial market infrastructure as a critical service provider to market participants. OCC places critical emphasis on compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintains high standards for information confidentiality, operational integrity, and system availability. The candidate must have experience operating in environments with these requirements. The role will be directly involved in transforming how OCC and the marketplace clear and settle transactions in the future and the candidate should thrive in a small fast paced, and dynamic entrepreneurial environment. Strategically, the role is accountable for ensuring that the team can expand functionality and supporting for the system beyond the initial implementation with the vendor. Notable non-technical competencies include problem solving, timely decision making, a strong bias for delivering results, and communication skills which can span technical and non-technical audiences.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

What You will Do

You will be working alongside experts from Distributed Ledger Software provider and colleagues at OCC who are building OCC’s next generation blockchain-based securities lending system, and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry by:

  • Collaborating with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems.

  • Continuously thinking about the next steps while improving yourself and others around you.

  • Developing solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

  • Optimizing application performance through analysis, code refactoring, and system tuning.

  • Recommending technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of OCC’s systems and development processes.

  • Help lay out short and long term strategy for DLT/blockchain usage in the firm and industry working together with the product owner and other partners.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Technical and managerial responsibilities for a team of 5-10 associates

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Fluent in functional programming (ideally Scala), object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.

  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.

  • Web/mobile application development experience.

  • Experience working with the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in the capital markets industry.

  • Experience with blockchain, crypto, or defi technologies preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Scala-based software development experience.

  • Web/mobile application development experience.

  • Experience working with four or more of the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

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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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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 sync
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
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
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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