Associate Principal, Software Engineering: Software Development Test (SDET)

What You'll Do:

Responsible for gaining a thorough understanding of the new system to be tested. This individual must learn both the technical side of the system as well as understand what the business user expects. The SDET is responsible to design, develop and maintain new and existing automation frameworks, continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in test regression, tests coverage and automation of newly implemented functionality, and development of tools to enable acceptance test efficiencies. The SDET will also work closely with Software Developers, Project Management and Customer Support to form and follow quality procedures, standards and specifications ensuring they are met and deliver the highest quality projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.


  • Specific duties and responsibilities include creating, maintaining and executing automation test plans, writing code against software platforms, estimating testing efforts, analyzing and communicating test results, defect tracking and participation in day to day acceptance test activities, and contribute to the company’s performance and scalability testing efforts

  • 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

  • Contribute to our long-term vision and strategy for improved quality via automation

  • Develop, enhance and extend automation frameworks

  • Identify quality tasks during team sprint cycle and implement automation for new features

  • Analyze and communicate test results and defect tracking

  • Participate in performance and load test efforts

  • Assist in the planning, creation and control of the test environments and test data

  • Define test strategy, conduct requirements analysis for testability, identify scope, conduct risk and mitigation planning, configuration management planning, write master and detailed test plans for test planning and design

  • Participate in the review of acceptance test procedures and processes and provide recommendations for improvements to eliminate redundancies in testing and improve efficiency.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications & Experience

  • [Required] Automated Testing framework experience (Cucumber, Selenium, Mocha/Chai, TestNG)

  • [Required] Experience working in an Agile environment

  • [Required] Hands-on experience with writing automation test code and utilizing leading industry standards tools and frameworks that can simulate complex multi-system scenarios

  • [Required] Proficiency with automated testing types (Unit, Functional, Load, Security, Behavioral, Integration, Component, Contract and End to End)

  • [Required]Experience working with two or more of the following: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments, event driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software systems development, security software development, public-cloud platforms

  • [Required] Strong testing experience which includes developing test plans, automate test cases, and working with test frameworks

  • [Required] Deep analytical skills with ability to describe methods of testing highly sophisticated systems, diagnose systems defects, and clearly communicate to project constituents, key findings and learning

  • [Required] Experience working in a SaaS environment

Technical Skills & Background

  • [Required] Java based software development experience

  • [Required] Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles

  • [Required] Automated testing framework experience


  • None Required

Education & Training

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

  • [Required] 7+ years of experience

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-3506
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Nov. 20, 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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