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Associate Principal, Data Platform Technologies (Java Spring Boot Developer)

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

What you will do as a Java Spring Boot Developer

The incumbent will be responsible for designing and delivering scalable and resilient hybrid and Cloud-based applications and data solutions supporting critical financial market clearing and risk activities; helping to drive the strategy of transforming the enterprise into a data-driven organization; lead through innovative strategic thinking in building data solutions.


You will be part of the Data team, a diverse group of dedicated engineers who are very passionate about data. As the Data team member, you will be responsible for crafting and building cloud-based applications and data systems that will serve as the backbone for the enterprise data management and analytics capabilities.

You will join the core team responsible for the design, development, and implementation.

You will work closely with internal and external business and technology partners. We will define system architecture, technology stack and its tactical implementation.

You will help us take on unique technical challenges associated with handling large datasets and managing streaming data in public cloud and hybrid environments, build large and complex data pipelines, integrate data coming from diverse sources in different formats, implement continuous integration /continuous delivery pipelines, automate everything we can get our hands on, and be part of the API-first design principle implementation.

You will have a rare and challenging opportunity to apply your technical skills, knowledge and experience, acquire new skills and grow with us.

Qualifications/Technical Skills/Education:

•    5+ years of hands-on development experience with Java:
--JDK 8.0 and above
--JSON object format
--Spring Boot framework (API development)
--Familiarity with Open API 3.0
--Spring JDBC 
--Java Docker container build and debug

•    Familiarity with stream processing technologies and frameworks such as Kafka, Spark Streaming, Flink, is a plus

•    Experience building data-centric solutions, preferably in regulated industries
•    Advanced SQL coding is a plus
•    Knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and technologies such as Terraform, Git, Jenkins, Docker, Harness, Nexus/Artifactory, and CI/CD pipelines
•    Experience working with AWS Cloud ecosystem
•    Understanding of the SDLC in Waterfall, Lean, and Agile environments


•    BS in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent experience
•    AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate Level is a 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-2687
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jun. 07, 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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