Associate Principal, Software Engineering (AWS DevOps Architect)

What You'll Do:

Provide subject matter expertise for ongoing support of applications deployed to OCC’s nonproduction AWS environments and supporting 3rd party applications.  Identify root causes and automate solutions in support of development.

Work under general supervision; typically reports to a project leader or manager.  Manage day to day activities when called upon.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Provide technical guidance to other team members for the design, implementation, and support of infrastructure and cloud architecture and automation technologies. 

  • Act as a subject matter expert of the organization for cloud, automation, and end-to-end architecture for cloud infrastructure solutions.

  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on the latest trends and technology and demonstrate forward thinking around how technology can support the organizational direction.

  • Design, configure, implement, and support a fully automated workflow for provisioning and maintaining a complex, highly available cloud environment using infrastructure as code.

  • Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka, and container management systems.

  • Participate in cloud computing environment buildouts, software installation, maintenance, and support.

  • Provide technical guidance to junior team members.

  • Create procedural and troubleshooting documentation related to cloud native applications

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • N/A


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 technical leadership skills

  • Deep technical knowledge and experience working with complex IT environments including applications, middleware, storage, networks, information security and operations.

  • Hands on experience with agile, DevOps and CI/CD.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to multi-task and work with management to prioritize tasks.

  • Demonstrate strong confidence in abilities and knowledge.

  • Ability to work well in crisis situations.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.

  • Good written and oral communication skills

Technical Skills:

  •  Expert understanding of:

    • Proficiency in AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, IAM, etc.

    • Understanding Network technologies and Knowledge of security practices, compliance standards, and monitoring/logging tools.

    • CI/CD tools such as Artifactory, Jenkins, and GIT

    • Cloud native applications, including Terraform experience.

    • Technologies used to support microservices.

    • Experience with cloud-based systems such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, including expertise in infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation

    • Strong scripting and programming skills (Python, Bash, Java, etc.).

    • Experience with MRC environments

    • Understanding of software development methodologies and Agile practices

    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and a proactive approach to system optimization.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area

  • 7-10 years of related experience

    • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a distributed multi-platform environment.

    • Minimum 3 supporting enterprise monitoring technologies

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Cloud Certification a plus

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

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-3583
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Feb. 27, 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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