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Associate Principal, Technical Architect (Solution Architect)

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 an Information Systems 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 system; and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry by:

  • Experience working with Cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, PaaS, K8s)

  • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and technologies such as GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus/Artifactory and CI/CD pipelines.

  • Experience working on large scale codebases with stringent code review requirements.

  • Good understanding of data integrations, patterns, technologies and tools

  • Hands-on experience designing and implementing services (web services, REST, Web API, ESB, message-based) development, integration and deployment

  • Solid experience with a variety of development technologies and application architectures - distributed and enterprise technology platforms, event sourcing, SOA, Microservices.

  • Broad knowledge of systems and application development techniques, database systems/structures, technology tools/products, programming languages.

  • Experience with program/projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies/platforms and data.

  • Highly motivated individual with a strong sense of ownership of their work/projects.

  • Strong desire to learn and promote adherence to established architectural patterns.

  • Strong desire to learn business processes.

  • Provides critical thinking and expertise from ideation to implementation.

  • Ability to collaborate, establish and maintain credible and influential relationships at all levels.

  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

  • Demonstrates refined written and verbal communication skills, fosters open communications, listens effectively, and builds strong partnership networks that result in consistent forward momentum; has excellent negotiation skills with an ability to orchestrate change through influence.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • 6 or more years of diverse work experience in Information Technology ideally in the Financial Services Industry.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

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.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Java-based software development experience.

  • Experience working on large scale distributed systems.

  • Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.

  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

Technical Skills:

  • Java-based software development experience.

  • Experience working with two or more of the following: 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 object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.

  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.

  • Experience designing and developing service-based, component architectures.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

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-1963
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Mar. 10, 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]).