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Associate Principal, Cyber Risk

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

Summary

Working closely with other members of the Security Services, IT, and ERM, support the development, maintenance, and operations of the Cyber Risk program.

Primary responsibilities supporting the management of Security risk observations. Secondary responsibilities include scoping, planning, conducting, and reporting Security assessments of OCC third parties and technologies.

Additional responsibilities include the automation of Security process, with a focus on baselines, SORT, and change management processes.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  •  Scoping, planning, conducting, and reporting Security assessments of OCC third parties and technologies Research and recommend new or updated risk assessment methodologies, frameworks, and standards.

  • Leading requirements gathering, submission, testing, and deployment of process automation efforts.

  • Act as supporting point of contact from Security Services to Compliance, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Project Management Office (PMO).

  • Assist with other Cyber Risk Program efforts including but not limited to tracking of remediation and validation of audit, compliance, and regulatory findings as needed.

  • Assists Security Analysts, transferring technical and risk management knowledge

  • Assist in project planning

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Limited supervision of Cyber Risk and Security staff as it relates to the operations of the Cyber Risk program.

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.

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Analytical skills to successfully analyze, model, and present complex risk assessments

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with local and remote OCC staff, management, vendors, and consultants while exercising sound judgment

  • Strong understanding of information technology, risk management concepts, and analytics

  • Possesses critical OCC values (i.e., fact based, collaborative, credibility/trust and judgment).

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of information related frameworks and standards such as COBIT, NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, ISO etc.

  • Experience in security risk management principles and practices.

  • Experience in working with regulatory frameworks and requirements relevant to OCC such as, Reg SCI, CFTC, etc.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Statistics & Quantitative Modeling, Mathematics a plus or 5 years equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

  • Previous work in Compliance, Audit, Risk Management, or Security.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Professional security certifications is a plus (i.e., GIAC, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC)

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2235
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Oct. 8, 2021

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).