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Associate Principal, Software Engineering

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

Design and build API governance and delivery platform for internal and external client using APIGEE Edge. Coordinate with teams/clients inside and outside to understand the api-proxy requirements and develop secure proxy, product, catalog, and onboarding process for the producer and consumers.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Primarily responsibility is application development following API driven micro-services and micro-applications architecture for given business requirements adhering agile SDLC.

  • Analyzes requirements, develops, tests, and documents software quality to ensure proper implementation.

  • Follows agreed upon SDLC procedures to ensure that all information system products and services meet both explicit and implicit quality standards, end-user functional requirements, architectural standards, performance requirements, audit requirements, security rules are upheld, and external facing reporting is properly represented.

  • Application and project risk analysis and recommends quality improvements.

  • Providing advice on system functionality and fixes as required

  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner all time delays or defects in the software immediately to appropriate team members and management.

  • Experience with resolving security vulnerabilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

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.

Technical Skills:

  •  Java 8+ experience required, including deep understanding of Java fundamentals as Memory Model, Runtime Environment, Concurrency and Multithreading.

  • Experience of API driven application development, preferably micro-service style of development

  • Deep knowledge of RESTful standards and practices

  • Experience in computer algorithms and data structures, including ability to articulate and apply in practice different type of sorting, hashing, partitioning, and search operations.

  • Ability to identify both time and memory complexity for the written code.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with API governance platform using APIGEE or similar

  • Experience with distributed message brokers Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon Kinesis, etc.

  • Experience with cloud technologies and migrations. Experience preferred with AWS foundational services like VPCs, Security groups, EC2, RDS, S3 ACLs, KMS, AWS CLI and IAM etc.

  • Experience developing and delivering technical solutions using public cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, etc.

  • Experience working with various types of databases like Relational, NoSQL, Object-based, Graph.

  • Working knowledge of DevOps tools. Eg Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm and CI/CD pipeline etc.

  • Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, AppDynamics

  • Experience following Git workflows

  •  ‘Get stuff done’ and flexible mindset for greater good of the organization.

  • Intellectually curious and eager to learn.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in the Java/JEE and API development experience.

  • Java 8+ experience required, including deep understanding of Java fundamentals as Memory Model, Runtime Environment, Concurrency and Multithreading.

  • Experience of API driven application development, preferably micro-service style of development

  • Bachelor in in computer science or equivalent is preferred

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-2313
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Nov. 23, 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]).