Associate Principal, Storage Engineering

What You'll Do:

Must have demonstrated prior experience designing, supporting, and administering storage/backup technologies in a heterogenous enterprise storage environment. We are embarking on a transition to infrastructure to be focused on AWS. You will assist in driving “infrastructure as code” mentality throughout the organization and demonstrate a daily passion for automation concepts and tools. This role requires location to be the Chicago area, hybrid home/office.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop Terraform code to manage AWS infrastructure including creation, deletion, and modification.
  • Develop Jenkins CI/CD pipelines to deploy infrastructure code.
  • Develop Ansible code for storage and backup infrastructure automation.
  • Write easy-to-understand documentation for technical and non-technical users.
  • Recommend AWS infrastructure solutions based on business requirements.
  • Should be able to use vendor storage management tools to monitor, provision and report on the Storage infrastructure health and capacity.
  • Coordinate and manage vendor supported activities -To include Installs, maintenance, migrations, and the like, while also using change management process
  • Comply with all audits, compliance, familiar with regulatory requirements in a careful and heavily regulated environment.
  • Attending meetings as a team representative, support on call, weekend and off hours work as needed.

Qualifications: Required

  • 7+ years or equivalent experience supporting Storage and backup environments.
  • 3+ years or equivalent experience working with DevOps or Infrastructure as Code

Technical Skills: Required

  • Solid experience writing Terraform, Ansible, and Python Scripts
  • Solid experience with Jenkins, Jenkins pipelines, and GitHub
  • Work experience supporting on-premises SAN and NAS infrastructure
  • Work in handling tasks w/ backup infrastructure in AWS backup target devices
  • Cisco Hardware: SAN switches and UCS
  • Use and understanding of storage provisioning processes

Technical skills preferred.

  • Experience in ESX VMware SAN environment
  • Experience with NetApp NAS storage arrays
  • Experience with Ansible Automation Platform
  • Familiarity with object storage devices such as Dell ECS or Cloudian
  • Experience with use and planning on devices for Confluence and Jira
  • Dell EMC Hardware: PowerMax, DLM, and ECS
  • Dell EMC Software: Solutions Enabler, SRDF, SCG

Education and/or Experience: Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Business, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Good analytical, communication and teamwork skills
  •  3+ years of experience with AWS Storage
  •  3+ years of experience with systems administration and backup

Certificates or Licenses:

  • None

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

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. 

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OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-3669
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Mar. 06, 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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