Associate Principal, Server Administration

What You'll Do:

OCC is seeking a Windows server Engineer to administer and enhance our Windows server infrastructure bot on-premises and in the cloud.

The successful candidate must have prior experience designing, supporting and administering Windows server environment. Candidate should have through hands-on experience working in cloud environments preferably AWS. The candidate will need to have excellent people skills, strong analytical and technical skills for trouble shooting complex issues.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

•     Provide advanced Windows system administration, operational support, and problem resolution for a mixed Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016 environment

•     Provide break/fix support for Windows Server OS and third-party application issues

•     Troubleshoot hardware and software problems, take appropriate corrective action and/or interact with team members or vendors to work through issue resolution

•     Participate in patching and vulnerability remediation, as needed

•     Adhere to The OCC Change Management process

•     Comply with all audit, compliance, and regulatory requirements

•     Perform other duties as assigned

•     Support On call and weekend work

Supervisory Responsibilities:



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.

  • Good communication, analytical, and judgment skills

  • Ability to work effectively with clients, technical staff, consultants and vendors.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and within deadlines

  • Ability to communicate well and perform as part of a team located in multiple cities

Technical Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of Windows Server 2016  and 2019 administration and support

  • Experience with Powershell commands and scripts

  • System administration experience and knowledge of VMware and administration of virtual servers

  • General working knowledge of NAS, SAN, and networking

  • Active Directory administration experience

  • Hands-on xperience with cloud based architecture especially AWS

  • Experience with terraform, or other infrastructure as code applications

  • Experience with build automation a plus

  • Software deployment experience through SCCM or similar tools is a plus

  • Vulnerability remediation experience is a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • 7 or more years of Windows Server installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of physical and virtualized servers in an enterprise environment

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

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-3640
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jan. 26, 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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