Associate Principal, Software Engineering

What You'll Do

In this role, you will create solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Collaborating with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems.

  • Continuously thinking about the next steps while improving yourself and others around you.

  • Recommending technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of OCC’s systems and development processes.

  • Optimizing application performance through analysis, code refactoring, and system tuning.

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.

[Required] 7+ years of Front End, User Experience, development

[Required] 5+ years of experience in JavaScript skills

[Required] 3+ years of experience in React application development

[Required] 3+ years of hands-on HTML5/CSS3 experience

[Required] Experience with Java and/or Python

[Required] Experience with popular Javascript frameworks such as React, Node JS, Vue,

Angular 2.0

[Required] Experience of working with websockets, HTTP 1.1 and HTTP/2

[Required] Experience with RESTful APIs and JSON RPC

[Required] Ability to write clean, bug-free code that is easy to understand and maintain

[Required] Experience with BDD methodologies & automated acceptance testing

Technical Skills:

[Required] 7+ years hands-on experience in Java required, including good understanding of Java fundamentals such as Memory Model, Runtime Environment, Concurrency and Multithreading

[Required] Past/Current experience of 3+ years working on a large scale cloud native project (platform: Unix/Linux, Type of Systems: event-driven / transaction processing / high performance computing). These experiences should include developing /

architecting core libraries or framework used by the platform to support fundamental services like storage, alert notifications, security, etc.

[Required] Experience with cloud technologies and migrations using public cloud vendor,

preferably using cloud foundational services like AWS’s VPCs, Security groups, EC2, RDS,

S3 ACLs, KMS, AWS CLI and IAM etc.

[Required] Experience with distributed message brokers using Kafka

[Required] Experience with high-speed distributed computing frameworks such as AWS EMR, Hadoop, HDFS, S3, MapReduce, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink etc.

[Required] Experience working with various types of databases like Relational, NoSQL,

Object-based, Graph

[Required] Working knowledge of DevOps tools. ie. Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm, and CI/CD pipeline etc.

[Required] Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, AppDynamics

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience

  • Knowledge and/or certification in AWS a strong plus

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-3448
  • Dallas, TX
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Sep. 18, 2023

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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