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Principal/Tech Lead, Software Development

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

This is a tech lead role at a highly regulated and systemically important financial institution.  The role requires an individual who can successfully help lead an engineering function.  Strong technical and architecture skills, technical leadership and development, Agile expertise, and the ability to effectively execute on multiple fronts are baseline expectations for this role.  The firm is responsible for operating within the global financial market infrastructure as a critical service provider to market participants.  OCC places critical emphasis on compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintains high standards for information confidentiality, operational integrity and system availability.  This is a highly rewarding and challenging role that requires well developed leadership, problem solving, strategic decision making, and execution capabilities.  The candidate will also possess a willingness and demonstrated ability to drive change and improve processes.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

What You’ll Do

You’ll be working alongside experts that are building OCC’s next generation blockchain-based securities lending system, and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry by:

  • Collaborating with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems.

  • Continuously thinking about the next steps while improving yourself and others around you.

  • Developing solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

  • Optimizing application performance through analysis, code refactoring, and system tuning.

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Fluent in functional programming (ideally Scala), object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.

  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.

  • Web/mobile application development experience.

  • Experience working with the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in the capital markets industry.

  • Experience with blockchain technologies preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Scala-based software development experience.

  • Web/mobile application development experience.

  • Experience working with four or more of the following: Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.

  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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-2007
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Apr. 16, 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]).