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Director, Security Operations and Engineering

About Us

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

As Director, Security Systems, you will perform a range of activities required to ensure OCC’s critical projects, goals, and security requirements are met.  This position will encompass a range of security objects, teams, and products including Privileged Account Management, Public Key Infrastructure, and Cloud Services.

The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, be motivated to collaborate with stakeholders across Security and IT teams and keep current on regulatory/compliance demands on our company (e.g. CIS, NIST, etc).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Provide expert knowledge to the organization and stakeholders regarding the status, goals, functionality, and progression of Security Objectives
  • Recommend hardware/software technologies in support of application and/or architecture requirements.
  • Provide senior level leadership to a broad team of engineers, consultants, and staff across the organization.
  • Manage expectations and deliverables independently for the teams to including audit discovery and remediation, project timelines, and resource delegation.
  • Ensure proper documentation and alignment with key compliance objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provide reporting to executive leadership
  • Develop staff to including training, mentorship, and functional alignment with employee career goals
  • Ensure that timely progress goals are discussed with the team and that employees are prioritized to ensure OCC retains top tier talent.

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.

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.

  • Good consultative, communication, team player and analytical skills are a must, as you will be regularly interacting between various teams.
  • Relevant experience managing multiple teams across different technology spectrums.
  • Self-motivated to remain informed on current and emerging trends and security best practices
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with short timelines and work well under pressure.
  • Understanding of Privileged Account Management ideologies and have some experience with key industry toolsets.
  • Understanding of Public Key Infrastructure and Cloud Based Technologies
  • Strong architectural understanding of security landscape and trending technologies

Technical Skills:

  •  Understanding and experience utilizing Cloud Services and Architecture (AWS / Azure)
  • Ability to learn and review Infrastructure as code (Terraform / Hashi Vault)
  • Experience with encryption technologies and products (Key Management / Certificate Management)
  • Exposure to IAM and PAM services and applications (CyberArk / ForgeRock / Sailpoint)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Advanced degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) and relevant IT systems experience in PKI, or equivalent combination of education and experience required

Certificates or Licenses:

  • CISSP, Cloud Based Certifications and PKI Foundational certifications are a strong plus.

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-2237
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Oct. 5, 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]).