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

FVP, Renaissance Technology Integration at OCC (Chicago, IL)

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About Us

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the largest equity derivatives clearing 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 a senior solutions architect 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


You’ll be working alongside experts that are building OCC’s next generation clearing, settlement, and risk systems; and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry. This initiative, named Renaissance, is a top priority for the firm. Job requirements include:

  • Formulate a Renaissance technology plan to integrate the various pillars of the Renaissance initiative (eg clearing, data, risk).
  • Work with senior business and technology leads to incorporate business and technology requirements to define a plan to achieve demonstrable and incremental business value.
  • Work closely with security to ensure that security requirements are incorporated into development, integration and integration testing.
  • Collaborate with enterprise architecture to ensure that implementations follow defined systems architecture.
  • Partner with enabling teams in the firm such as cloud infrastructure, production support and tooling to ensure their requirements as well as solutions are leveraged appropriately.
  • Coordinate program wide integrated deliverables partnering with the business, technology and PMO functions, ensuring that they are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Recommend technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of OCC’s systems and development processes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NA


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.


  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry. Experience in derivatives preferred.
  • Experience working at a derivatives CCP required. Understanding of CCP’s and CCP business models required.
  • Experience with financial data constructs including instruments, market data, positions, transactions, accounts etc required.
  • Experience with financial transaction and trade processing and related business and technical implementations required
  • Experience with risk processing and analytics required. Integration of quant libraries and knowledge of counterparty credit risk, Monte Carlo simulations a plus.
  • Knowledge of derivatives margin calculations and reporting preferred.
  • Ability to design large scale CI/CD pipelines across multiple workstreams, environments and teams.
  • Ability to manage and lead integrated deliverables across the Renaissance effort in an influencer role with matrixed responsibilities.
  • Experience in Agile and especially large scale Agile programs required. Scaled Agile Framework (SaFE) knowledge preferred.
  • Experience in JIRA and related tools for Agile project planning and tracking
  • Past experience leading development functions required.
  • Ability to effectively facilitate planning sessions with senior business and technology stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Technical Skills:

  • CI/CD tool familiarity including Jenkins, Harness, Artifactory, Veracode, Blackduck, SonarCube.
  • Implementation of automated testing frameworks at the unit, QA, UAT and prod parallel levels.
  • Experience working with the  following: Public-cloud platforms/AWS Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, high performance computing, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development.
  • Experience with high speed distributed computing frameworks a plus eg - AWS EMR, Hadoop, HDFS, S3, MapReduce, Kubernetes, Mesos, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink, Apache Beam etc.
  • Experience with distributed data stores Eg - HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, AWS Dynamo DB etc.
  • Experience with some messaging frameworks. Eg- Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon Kinesis, etc.


Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, BYOD program with technology stipend up to $2,000 every three years, $35 per month pay to offset costs of mobile data plans. 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.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
2 days per week work from home program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
HSA or FSA accounts available for those enrolled in medical plans.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Includes back-up child or elder care along with other wellness programs.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 12% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
12-week paid parental leave
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
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
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 $10000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
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 recently recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Company in Financial Services! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/newsroom/press-releases/2022/06-23-linkedin-list…

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