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Associate Principal, Infrastructure Engineering

COVID-19    

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 person has direct responsibility for the Production Administration of all application scheduling, output distribution, report creation, and DDS Profile Maintenance, along with the testing of new file transmissions with exchanges and members. 

This position also has the responsibility of supporting Applications Development, Testing, Member Services, and Disaster Recovery.   

Scheduling is accomplished using UC4 software across Windows, UNIX and MVS platforms. The position supports scheduling changes consisting multiple jobs and dependencies.  

You will utilize a proprietary UC4 scripting language to automate the passing of variables for the execution of jobs and for the setup of test environments.  

You will be responsible for adding new reports to the Mobius system, preparation of all batch load jobs, and maintenance of batch transmissions of reports to end users using multiple transmission protocols.

In addition, on-call and/or on-site support will be required, as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Develop, monitor, and report Key Performance Indicators to keep us in compliance 

  • Drive continuous improvement through trend analysis and metrics management

  • Perform maintenance and deployments of job schedules, report mods, & DDS Profile                   

  • Code job plans for Dev & Testing teams; Maintain Mobius report bundle definitions                                                                                  

  • Document processes and procedures; Coordinate vendor support & issue resolution

  • Cross training team members & stakeholders; Deliver training on new product releases


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.

  • Customer service oriented

  • Understands urgency of service level agreements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong teamwork spirit to ensure close collaboration with other development, infrastructure and business teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and technology stakeholders

  • Desire to share knowledge and coach other colleagues

Technical Skills:

  • Automic/UC4 and Automic/UC4 Scripting

  • Mobius View Direct, Document Direct, Document Direct for the Internet

  • OS390 JCL and IBM utilities

  • Scripting languages (Perl, REXX)

  • Restart+

  • Transmission protocols: NDM, RJE, FTP, Connect Direct

  • Telnet

  • Operating systems: Solaris, Windows, OS/390

  • Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Collaborative and zealously customer-focused, working with a high sense of urgency

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Skilled at building relationships

  • Naturally curious, and possessing a strong desire to share knowledge and coach others

  • Willingness to quickly adapt to shifting priorities; Embracing of change and new ideas

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, performing well under pressure

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 3-5 years as an administrator of an open systems scheduling product 

  • Experience in the financial industry

Certificates or Licenses:

  • N/A

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-2460
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Apr. 1, 2022

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 (investorservices[email protected]).