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Associate Principal, Financial Risk Management

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’ll Do

As an Associate Principal in FRM, this person would be supporting Renaissance Risk products including but not limited to Intra-day, Default management, Pricing & Margins. This person would be responsible for discovering, synthesizing, and analyzing information from different FRM teams-Market Risk, Credit Risk, Stress Testing etc, including tools, processes & procedures, documentation, and stakeholders and support Product Owners in building requirements for different Risk Applications. The ideal candidate is a proven change agent that demonstrates the ability to solve complex problems through logical, digestible solutions that deliver key value to our stakeholders. Additionally, this individual must be comfortable communicating to all levels of the organization as well as inside and outside the organization. Skills that are foundational to the success of this role include, but are not limited to, communication, analytical, problem solving, process modelling, facilitation, elicitation, scope management, leadership and agile mindset.

Product Responsibilities:

  • Act as a partner to both the business and the technology teams.
  • Collaborate with different FRM teams to collect requirements for various Risk Applications  
  • Identify scope gaps and missing requirements by acquiring an in depth understanding of current state (i.e., legacy system) and future state of various Risk Applications
  • Identify various risk teams inter-dependencies and support integration across Risk Platform.
  • Prepare for and lead requirement workshop discussions with vendor, stakeholders and product owners.
  • Lead requirement review sessions with product owners and stakeholders to verify the completeness and adequacy of requirements and use cases; assist in the development of acceptance criteria.
  • Support or develop test plans and test cases; participate in test results verification.
  • Assist in developing strategies for knowledge transfer and maintenance of risk systems.
  • Participate in the final UAT following product deployment.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Work cross-functionally to analyze and define key stakeholder business needs.  
  • Perform requirements analysis, story decomposition, system integration analysis, and data flow design.
  • Regularly engage in agile activities including sprint planning and backlog grooming. Act as an advisor to the Product owner regarding next steps and approvals.
  • Build high quality user stories and acceptance criteria; work with scrum team to refine user stories.
  • Provide requirement and design support to scrum team.
  • Support development of user interface requirements and design by collaborating with UI/UX tools and teams.
  • Support or develop test plans and test cases; participate in test results verification.
  • Assist in building cross-team collaboration and define acceptance criteria for integrated components.
  • Adhere to analysis best practices for epics and user stories.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining policies, standards, guidelines and documentation to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the enterprise.

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The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA/MS is a plus.
  • Previous work experience of 3 or more years, building and working with pricing and risk systems preferable
  • Basic to intermediate understanding of the financial services industry, including pricing, margins, collateral, financial, market, liquidity, and operational risks of broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, commercial banks, pension funds, and financial market utilities
  • Financial products knowledge is a plus: basic to intermediate understanding of markets and financial derivatives in equities, interest rate, and commodity products.
  • Experience with or exposure to Agile and software development.
  • Preferred business experience in clearinghouse activities.
  • Flexibility working with remote teams in alternate time zones and flexibility to work outside standard working hours (i.e., 6:30-7 am CT).
  • Self-motivated and self-starting; working with little supervision and picking up new and unfamiliar concepts.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, including experience using lookups and pivot tables.
  • Knowledge and/or vested interest in different data management and visualization tools (SQL, Figma, Tableau, Business Objects, etc.)
  • Knowledge and/or vested interest in complex data analytics supported by python and R.
  • Experience using Confluence and Jira.
  • Experience with process modeling tools such as Visio.
  • Knowledge and/or vested interest in event driven applications, streaming and batch analytics technologies.
  • Knowledge and/or vested interest in cloud technologies; experience working with AWS a plus.

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

  • CCBA, CBAP, and/or AAC certification is a plus.
  • Series 3 or 7 or equivalent education 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-2314
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jan. 20, 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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