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Senior Associate, Agile Practices

COVID-19    

All OCC employees are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to OCC’s Human Resources department, and provide acceptable proof of vaccination status, as applicable. In addition, OCC requires employees who enter one of its offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation.
    
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

    
What You’ll Do
This role will have a direct impact on moving our organization towards a more agile driven culture. Working with business and technology teams across the organization, this individual will collect and align policies, standards and procedures to further enable best practices in the OCC’s agile journey.
    
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.    

•    Assists in organizing Jira Boards and related Confluence pages
•    Meet with all OCC business groups to review their current state Jira boards, Confluence pages, and requirements for future state boards
•    Provide guidance and recommendations to management/board owners on how to update Jira board structure, processes, and documentation across the department (for both ad-hoc and planned work)
•    Implement agreed upon recommendations/changes including but not limited to
•    Facilitating team calls to clean up and help teams to maintain boards, manage backlog items
•    Creating labeling and documentation guidelines/requirements and update as needed
•    Working with teams to assist the develop of epics/stories that follow the updated process
•    Documentation outlining a standardized Jira methodology, processes, workflows, etc.
•    Assist with clean up and build out of Confluence Pages
•    Develop various reporting avenues (e.g., Jira and/or Tableau Dashboards, Confluence tables, etc.) to support metrics, tracking and reporting activities 
•    Meet with management to document and prioritize needs
•    Execute/create reporting (e.g., to provide better visualization into work)
•    Deliverables include:  Updated reporting on Jira story progress (e.g., dashboards, tracking, etc.); create and provide training, create How-to guides on updated processes, and use of Jira and Confluence, provide training to all OC teams on updated processes, lead training workshops, and distributing training documentation that can be utilized for future 

    
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.    

•    Proficient in Agile/Scrum Methodologies
•    Knowledge of Confluence page creation, dashboards, creating various content including JIRA tables, timelines, etc.
•    Proficient in Jira (creating stories/epics, grooming, labeling, story points, sprint reviews, board management, etc.)
•    Tableau knowledge a plus
•    Advanced JQL Querying (for JIRA) knowledge a plus
    
Technical Skills:    

•    Knowledge of Confluence page creation, dashboards, creating various content including JIRA tables, timelines, etc.
•    Proficient in Jira (creating stories/epics, grooming, labeling, story points, sprint reviews, board management, etc.)
    
Education and/or Experience:    

•    Bachelor’s degree required. MBA/MS is a plus.
•    3 years’ experience in Scrum Master and Agile related activities.
    
Certificates or Licenses:    

•    Scrum Master Certification(s) Nice to have 
 

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-2454
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Feb. 15, 2022

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]).