Associate Principal, Software Engineering: DevOps

What You'll Do

As part of Renaissance Initiatives, OCC is currently engaged in building out a cutting edge clearing, settlement and risk systems. These systems will be natively running on public cloud and also on on-premises data center. To support migration of cloud based solution to on-premises data center, OCC will be building Kubernetes based virtual environment. The work will be divided across core platform engineering and DevOps teams. We are looking for a Full stack lead that will help drive and develop the necessary echo system (Jenkins based CI, CD, Helm charts, terraforms, ansible, monitoring, etc.) required to migrate public cloud native Risk Framework (there are over dozen different products within Risk Framework) to an on-prem production environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Full stack lead needs to possess proven track record of hands on work in developing / leading Cloud migration project(s) with solid experience (configuration & usage) in following technologies -

  • Kubernetes & Helm

  • Jenkins & Jenkins Pipelines

  • Kafka

  • AWS (basic knowledge, Associate level)

  • Terraform, Ansible

  • Monitoring: Splunk, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, AppDynamics, SignalFX, Logic Monitor

  • Projects: Major cloud migration


  • This person should be conversant with various cloud (specifically AWS) technologies to help us in developing equivalent services using cloud neutral vendor products.

  • Should have proven experience in running project with few DevOps engineers & Developers.

  • Actively participates and leads requirement analysis and reviews to identify missing or incomplete requirements. 

  • Follows agreed upon SDLC procedures to ensure that all information system products and services meet both explicit and implicit quality standards, end-user functional requirements, architectural standards, performance requirements, audit requirements, security rules are upheld, and external facing reporting is properly represented.

  • Assists Production Support by providing advice on system functionality and fixes as required

  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner all time delays or defects in the software immediately to appropriate team members and management

  • Assist with departmental and new employee training

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.

  • 10+ years of combined experience in relevant areas. A person with developer background, with some project management experience around cloud migrations working with DevOps engineers would be an ideal candidate.

  • Good understanding of Java language is preferred.

  • Experience tweaking the code Or similar full stack project experience required

  • Experience with Kafka & Kubernetes is preferred.

  • Experience with AWS cloud and migrations. Experience preferred with AWS foundational services like VPCs, Security groups, EC2, RDS, S3 ACLs, KMS, AWS CLI and IAM etc.

  • Very good knowledge of DevOps tools. Eg Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Maven/Gradle, Nexus/Artifactory and CI/CD pipeline etc.

Education and/or Experience:

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

Certificates or Licenses:

  • OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification is a plus

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate to Senior level is 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-2978
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Dec. 12, 2022

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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