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Associate Principal, IT Governance: Scrum / Agile


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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 lead a couple of scrum teams for resolving security vulnerabilities in open source libraries, building remediation plans including risk acceptances. The role additionally will run a project of adoption of the remediation plans by the development community. Tracking progress and reporting on adoption and taking the vulnerability solutions to closure. This role will work very closely with the security team and the development community. This role will also handle projects along with a couple of Scrum Teams.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Organize Open Source Library Jira Boards and related Confluence pages

  • Meet with all Security Services groups and development community to review their current state Jira boards, Confluence pages, and requirements for future state boards

  • Provide guidance and recommendations to Security management 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 scrum calls to clean up and help teams to maintain boards, manage backlog items

    • Creating labeling and documentation guidelines/requirements

    • Working with management to define prioritization framework and implement framework

    • Working with teams to develop epics/stories that follow the updated process

  • Deliverables:

    • Reorganized Jira Boards for Open Source Library and dev teams

    • Documentation outlining a standardized Jira methodology, processes, workflows, etc.

    • 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:

    • 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 Security staff on updated processes

  • Deliverables:

    • Training workshops with Security staff

    • Training documentation that can be utilized for future training

  • Work closely with the CMDB and Service Now teams to track and report on status of open source library vulnerability solutions

  • Lead projects as a Project Manager for technology operations and for Open Source related phased projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


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.)

  • Scrum Master Certification(s)

  • Project management Certification(s)

  • Proficient at leading projects across different verticals and cross impacted teams.

  • Cybersecurity knowledge with an understanding of open source library

  • 7 to 11 years experience in Scrum Master and Project Management related activities.

Technical Skills:

  • Tableau knowledge a plus

  • Advanced JQL Querying (for JIRA) knowledge a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA/MS is a plus.

  • Advanced JQL Querying (for JIRA) knowledge a plus

  • 7 to 1 years experience in Scrum Master and Project Management related activities

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Scrum Master Certification(s)

  • Project management Certification(s

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-2363
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Mar. 10, 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.

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