Systems Administrator at OCC

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The Company

Summary

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and a key player within the US Financial markets. As the company moves further along its journey into a Cloud-based infrastructure environment and leveraging of modern Infrastructure as Code practices, we are looking for engineers seeking highly complex and challenging work that will have true ripple effects across an industry.

The Role

As a Cloud Engineer, you will perform a range of activities required to both maintain and continuously automate a large, complex cloud-based computing environment. You will also work with other internal departments to support their requests and efforts in cloud services and automation in this environment.

This will involve utilizing best practices for the management, architecture, configuration, DR, administration, and automation of the enterprise cloud environment. These activities will drive the creation of new infrastructure and environments, which will be critical to growth and adoption of broad cloud/automation goals across the business.

The ideal candidate is passionate about new technologies, keeps current with trends in the Cloud and Infrastructure space, while always searching for ways to improve our systems as technology evolves, with a steady eye towards the extensive regulatory/compliance demands on our company (e.g. CIS, NIST, etc). 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Provide expert knowledge to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture and IaaS, as well as PaaS and SaaS solutions
  • Develop, test and maintain a library of deployable, tested, and documented automation design scripts, processes, and procedures.
  • Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka, CICD tools (Github, Jenkins, Artifactory, etc), and container management systems.
  • Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large complex cloud computing environment
  • Assist in the design, configuration, implementation and support of an automated workflow for cloud environment provisioning
  • Implement production changes during defined maintenance windows and support on call rotation
  • Perform cloud computing build-outs, software installation, maintenance and support
  • Write and maintain documentation of relevant operating procedures and processes.
  • Assist in the design, development, and building of the business’s cloud infrastructure architecture.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

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.

  • Good consultative, communication, team player and analytical skills are a must, as you will be regularly interacting between various teams which are distributed across the US.
  • Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS / Infrastructure as code in a cloud enviroment (AWS, Azure, etc.) in a corporate environment
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24x7 availability with a defined production change control process is a strong plus
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with short timelines and work well under pressure

Technical Skills:

  • Hands-on experience scripting/development skills in languages such as Python, Ruby, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. in a corporate environment
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure design and components, such as servers, operating systems, networks, and storage
  • Hands-on experience with one or more of the following tools: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, OpenShift, and configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
Education and/or Experience:
  • Advanced degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) and relevant IT systems experience in cloud systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience required
Certificates or Licenses:
  • Cloud provider certifications (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) are a strong plus

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Location

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.

Yemi

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

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.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of 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
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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