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Associate Principal, Server Administration

What You'll Do:

This technical role will be responsible for design and support of core platform engineering automation. This role will drive the strategy for infrastructure automation and be charged to improve application adoption, reduce overall operational support, and increase end-user usability of our platform services. Under supervision, perform activities and provide team leadership required to support a large, complex Architect L3 Linux based computing environment and an increasing transition to Linux infrastructure in AWS. Assist in driving “infrastructure as code” mentality throughout the organization and demonstrate a passion for automation concepts and tools.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large complex Linux computing environment, including both virtualized and physical servers.

  • Create and Patch AMIs, perform pull requests, write Automation code using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

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.

  • [Required] Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, and configuration management tools such as Ansible.

  • [Required] Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS, Azure, etc.

  • Extensive knowledge of Linux operating systems, Linux shells and standard utilities, and common Linux security tools at L3 level

  • In depth system administration knowledge and skills for RedHat Linux.

Technical Skills:

  • Kubernetes Experience – Strong knowledge in Kubernetes deployment frameworks\platforms including Helm, Docker, Rancher, OpenShift, EKS.

  • Linux Experience: Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large complex Linux computing environment, including both virtualized and physical servers. Create and Patch AMIs, perform pull requests, write Automation code using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, etc.

  • Cloud Experience - Strong knowledge of secure cloud infrastructure design and components, such as: servers, operating systems, networks, IAM, and storage. Cloud Certifications, specifically AWS Cloud certification would be preferred.

  • Infra Automation - Expert knowledge in core automation development toolchain including Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Git, Harness.

  • CICD Experience - Mastery of CICD best practices in a large organization. (GitOps/DevOps, secure builds, secure code promotion, deployments (Harness\Argo), automated testing (app and infra), integration of policy frameworks, cost-optimization, SLSA best practices)

  • Resilient Design - Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24/7 availability.

  • Communication Skills - Great communication skills, especially with working with diverse and distributed teams

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Deliver on commitments - Ability to work independently as well as lead a team to solve complex problems in a timely manner.

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • [Required] 8+ years’ experience in IT systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of cloud systems / virtualized servers

Certificates or Licenses:

  • None

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 2 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

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-3645
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Feb. 09, 2024

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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