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Associate Principal, ORT Technology Lead

Summary

About Us

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the largest equity derivatives 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 Associate Principal – ORT Tech Lead 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

ORT tech lead will own all activities related to successful deployment and operation of the Operational readiness environment (ORT) from technology perspective.  Successful candidate will collaborate with various product, infrastructure, operations, security, and production control teams to elicit and fulfil technical requirements of these teams.  This role is an individual contributor role that may evolve into people manager role in the future.

  • Owns the successful deployment and running of the operational readiness environment (ORT) goals.
  • Performs deployment of Clearing, Risk and Data Platform applications into the ORT environment
  • Guides the implementation using CI/CD pipelines in Kubernetes environment 
  • Directs Review, configure, and execution of Terraform Ansible automation pipelines delivered by product teams
  • Guides the setup of common infrastructure platform like multi-region Kubernetes and Kafka cluster, etc.
  • Elicits requirements for deployment of application and sizing for managing expected workload
  • Monitors the performance of applications and tune working with product teams
  • Confers with product teams leads and practitioners to create deployment plans
  • Confers with the Ent. Architecture and Renaissance architecture teams to devise implementation architecture
  • Promotes standards across applications security & configurations
  • Collaborates with IAM/security teams on setting up roles/permissions for machines/users
  • Collaborates with the integration/performance testing team to leverage integrated release tested in Integration/Release Acceptance environment
  • Collaborates operations/enablement teams to deliver infra and apps to start testing
  • Collaborates with production controls teams on monitoring, failover, logging, etc.
  • Provides guidance to systems engineering, Dev/Ops professionals for building highly performant environment
  • Implements infrastructure failover scenarios
  • Confers Network team on all connectivity plans and issue resolution (including between on-premises and AWS)
  • Establishes agile program level practices for efficient collaboration and delivery
  • Performs deployment of applications in VM based as well as container-based deployments
  • Develops documentation for ORT technical infra/architecture support

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Leading a small team of tech resources with Dev Ops and System administration skills.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience in development, infrastructure, operations, system/database administration
  • 3-5 years of leadership/management experience
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure, Dev/Ops, automation, and related technologies
  • Strong Agile experience at the program level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent co-ordination and collaboration skills
  • Financial/regulated industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.
  • Master degree or equivalent

Technical Skills:

  • AWS EC2, Kubernetes, Kafka, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible, Hashicorp Vault
  • Microservices and streaming data intensive application architecture
  • Application architecture, networking, and security in the cloud
  • Setting up platform in AWS for high performance requirements
  • Broad experience in API based development
  • Git and Artifactory for sourcing artifacts
  • Multi-AZ, Multi-region failover architecture
  • Fluent with different types of data formats and structures, like Json, Protobuf, Avro.
  • SQL and NoSQL databases, in-memory data stores
  • Java/Python/Scala/Golang software development
  • Two or more of the following skills: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.
  • Fluent in industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.
  • Enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF.
  • Ability to define and document architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.
  • Ability to define service-based, component architectures.
  • Ability to demonstrate visualization of enterprise architecture concepts.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience in development, infrastructure, operations, system/database administration
  • 3-5 years of leadership/management experience
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure, Dev/Ops, automation, and related technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent co-ordination and collaboration skills
  • Financial/regulated industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.
  • Master degree or equivalent

Certificates or Licenses:

  • AWS certified solution architect/DevOps Engineer certification preferred
  • Kubernetes, Kafka certification preferred
  • Project/program management certifications preferred

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-1999
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Apr. 22, 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]).