Associate Principal, Software Engineering DevOps

What You’ll Do

You will play a leading role in a Software Engineering team responsible for developing enterprise DevOps tools and a CI/CD framework to quickly provision pipelines and facilitate development of enterprise applications and fully automate their delivery. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duty is to drive the development of tools and frameworks that are targeted specifically at other developers in the enterprise and that provide CI/CD pipelines and automate the processes of building, testing, and deploying application code as well as its underlying infrastructure. Responsibilities include but are not limited to 

  • Writing high-quality code  
  • Ensuring extensive automated test coverage 
  • Documenting the projects 
  • Actively participating in Agile ceremonies and influencing team direction 
  • Assisting in the creation and refinement of stories 
  • Reviewing code to ensure adherence to highest quality standards 
  • Mentoring/coaching junior developers 
  • Presenting and demonstrating concepts/projects to technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • Addressing problems by troubleshooting, debugging and following-up to ensure resolution 
  • Supporting teammates to ensure timely completion of deliverables and operational excellence 
  • Proactively engaging other teams in cross-team collaboration 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


  • Minimum 5 years programming experience 

  • Hands-on experience required: 

  • leading software projects and functioning as SME/point of reference of an engineering team 

  • working in Agile and DevOps cultures 

  • working on automation and process improvement projects 

  • Direct experience as DevOps Engineer considered a plus 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, change-oriented, and demanding IT environment while focusing strongly on business outcomes 

  • Self-starter – takes the initiative to research, learn, and deliver. Anticipates the play. 

  • Team player – listens to teammates, is collaborative and focused on making sure the entire team succeeds. 

  • Thought leader – speaks at software industry conferences/seminars, contributes to open source projects, participates actively in Stack Overflow, has an online presence, publishes articles on the field. 

Technical Skills

  • Must have worked professionally with Python hands-on for no less than 2 years, preferably closer to 5 years 

  • 3+ years hands-on experience with Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins and Terraform (preferably Enterprise) 

  • Experience writing unit and integration tests with frameworks such as pytest and unittest 

  • Working experience with cloud ecosystems, preferably AWS 

  • Experience creating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines 

  • Experience using GitHub, Make, Docker Compose, Helm and Artifactory as CI/CD tools desirable 

  • Knowledge of Linux, bash, Java, Splunk, Jira, OWASP Top 10 and ServiceNow a plus 

Education and/or Experience

One of  

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering or similar 

  • Associate’s degree in (or B. Sc. with minor in) the field, or coding bootcamp, plus two additional years of professional software engineering experience  

  • Master’s degree in the field a plus 

Certifications or Licenses

  • Relevant industry certifications are desirable, such as 

  • AWS Solutions Architect or Developer 

  • Python Institute Associate 

  • SAFe DevOps 


  • PMI-ACP 

  • and others 

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 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-3524
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Oct. 31, 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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