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Principal, Architect/Lead Developer (Java 8+)


The Principal, Architect/Lead Developer will be responsible for the design, architecture and development of foundational components required by Renaissance Risk Platform, all while enriching and advancing the platform. The candidate must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and proactively engage in technical decision making to achieve these objectives. The Architect / Lead Developer will be a team player and work well with business, technical and non-technical professionals in agile environment.


  • 8+ years hands-on experience in Java required, including deep understanding of Java fundamentals such as Memory Model, Runtime Environment, Concurrency and Multithreading.

  • Past/Current experience of 3+ years working on a large scale cloud native project (platform: Unix/Linux, Type of Systems: event-driven / transaction processing / high performance computing)  either as Architect or Lead Developer. These experiences should include developing / architecting core libraries or framework used by the platform to support fundamental services like storage, alert notifications, security, etc.

  • Experience with cloud technologies and migrations using public cloud vendor preferably using cloud foundational services like AWS’s VPCs, Security groups, EC2, RDS, S3 ACLs, KMS, AWS CLI and IAM etc.

  • Experience with distributed message brokers using Kafka.

  • Experience with high speed distributed computing frameworks such as AWS EMR, Hadoop, HDFS, S3, MapReduce, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink etc.

  • Hands-on experience documenting architecture proposals through clear and comprehensive diagrams, uses cases, and written documents

  • Ability to syndicate and communicate clearly and concisely architecture designs and proposals to others Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles. Experience working with enterprise architecture frameworks, like TOGAF.

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

  • Good understanding of architecture design mechanisms and steps including logical/conceptual, business and physical architectures. Ability to map between these constructs.

  • 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

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out assigned architecture & design task supporting development of core infrastructure services for risk platform

  • Act as proxy to product owner in flushing out detailed architectural & design requirements

  • Lead development of solution / solution architecture on Renaissance Risk Platform core team

  • Drive various enterprise level architecture initiatives covering Risk Platform interactions at enterprise level and help flush out reference architecture with POC/Designs.

  • Solicit business and technical requirements. Translate those into flexible, scalable, resilient design proposals. Review architecture proposals with tech leads in the firm as well as senior business partners.

  • Collaborate with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems. Analyze, document, refine, and maintain architectures that are developed within the team.

  • Create strategies and transition plans to deliver target state architectures.

  • Recommend technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of OCC’s systems and development processes.

Education and/or Experience:

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

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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. 

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OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-1986
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Mar. 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

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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.

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