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

Associate Principal, IT Governance: Scrum / Agile

| Chicago
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All OCC employees are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to OCC’s Human Resources department, and provide acceptable proof of vaccination status, as applicable. In addition, OCC requires employees who enter one of its offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You’ll Do

This role will lead a couple of scrum teams for resolving security vulnerabilities in open source libraries, building remediation plans including risk acceptances. The role additionally will run a project of adoption of the remediation plans by the development community. Tracking progress and reporting on adoption and taking the vulnerability solutions to closure. This role will work very closely with the security team and the development community. This role will also handle projects along with a couple of Scrum Teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Organize Open Source Library Jira Boards and related Confluence pages

  • Meet with all Security Services groups and development community to review their current state Jira boards, Confluence pages, and requirements for future state boards

  • Provide guidance and recommendations to Security management on how to update Jira board structure, processes, and documentation across the department (for both ad-hoc and planned work)

  • Implement agreed upon recommendations/changes including but not limited to

    • Facilitating scrum calls to clean up and help teams to maintain boards, manage backlog items

    • Creating labeling and documentation guidelines/requirements

    • Working with management to define prioritization framework and implement framework

    • Working with teams to develop epics/stories that follow the updated process

  • Deliverables:

    • Reorganized Jira Boards for Open Source Library and dev teams

    • Documentation outlining a standardized Jira methodology, processes, workflows, etc.

    • Clean up and build out of Confluence Pages

Develop various reporting avenues (e.g., Jira and/or Tableau Dashboards, Confluence tables, etc.) to support metrics, tracking and reporting activities

  • Meet with management to document and prioritize needs

  • Execute/create reporting (e.g., to provide better visualization into work)

  • Deliverables:

    • Updated reporting on Jira story progress (e.g., dashboards, tracking, etc.)

Create and provide training

  • Create How-to guides on updated processes, and use of Jira and Confluence

  • Provide training to Security staff on updated processes

  • Deliverables:

    • Training workshops with Security staff

    • Training documentation that can be utilized for future training

  • Work closely with the CMDB and Service Now teams to track and report on status of open source library vulnerability solutions

  • Lead projects as a Project Manager for technology operations and for Open Source related phased projects.

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.

  • Proficient in Agile/Scrum Methodologies

  • Knowledge of Confluence page creation, dashboards, creating various content including JIRA tables, timelines, etc.

  • Proficient in Jira (creating stories/epics, grooming, labeling, story points, sprint reviews, board management, etc.)

  • Scrum Master Certification(s)

  • Project management Certification(s)

  • Proficient at leading projects across different verticals and cross impacted teams.

  • Cybersecurity knowledge with an understanding of open source library

  • 7 to 11 years experience in Scrum Master and Project Management related activities.

Technical Skills:

  • Tableau knowledge a plus

  • Advanced JQL Querying (for JIRA) knowledge a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA/MS is a plus.

  • Advanced JQL Querying (for JIRA) knowledge a plus

  • 7 to 1 years experience in Scrum Master and Project Management related activities

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Scrum Master Certification(s)

  • Project management Certification(s

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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

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Languages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases

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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