Associate Principal, Test Data Management - Java Developer

Who We Are

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


Associate Principle, Software Engineering, with Java development skills will be responsible for the development and delivery of day 0 migration utilities and data automation applications for cloud-native event driven clearing, risk management and data platform applications. The candidate must be able to solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and proactively engage in technical decision making to achieve these objectives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Develop data processing (ETL) applications using Java
  • Develop extract modules using SQL and Java
  • Develop transformation modules using Java to convert CSV files to Json.
  • Develop Java application for data ingestion from Kafka topics to Application APIs
  • Develop applications to generate synthetic test data for various scenarios.
  • Design and develop data comparison and reconciliation utilities.
  • Design and develop reconciliation reporting utilities.
  • Develop automation using UC4 and other automation tools.
  • Develop data utilities for Clearing, Risk and data applications
  • Develop applications to be deployed in Kubernetes environments,
  • Manage and communicate status reports and other key metrics
  • Maintain documentation and process related requirements
  • Identify and address data processing errors promptly
  • Partner with internal business users and stakeholders to prioritize and develop requirements

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.

  • 5+ year of experience in building large scale, computing, and event-driven solutions.
  • 3+ years’ experience building ETL application using Java
  • Experience (including internal workings of Java) in Java 8+ is required.
  • Experience developing software using Object Oriented Designs, advance patterns (like AOP) and multi-threading.
  • Experience with cloud technologies and migrations. Experience preferred with AWS foundational services like VPCs, EC2, S3 and IAM etc.
  • Strong understanding and experience working with data formats like csv, json, Protobuf
  • Experience working with Kafka, IBM MQ or other similar technologies
  • Strong experience with relational database and SQL knowledge
  • Good understanding of containerized applications and deployments using CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with high-speed distributed computing frameworks involving MapReduce techniques like Apache Spark, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink etc. is a plus.
  • ‘Get stuff done’ and flexible mindset for greater good of the organization.
  • Experience operating within an Agile delivery team
  • Intellectually curious and eager to learn.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong in Java enterprise applications development
  • Experience of working with Spring Java applications for Kubernetes & AWS environment
  • API and high-volume data development experience
  • Development of data testing and transformation tools
  • Programming in Python, other programming languages
  • Strong data experience including SQL, databases
  • Streaming and event driven system experience a plus.
  • Message queuing and event sourcing tools like IBM MQ, Kafka
  • Proficiency with MS word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio is preferred
  • Experience working with various types of databases like Relational, NoSQL, Object-based
  • Experience following Git workflows and build automation process 
  • Working knowledge of DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm and CI/CD pipeline etc.
  • Familiarity with monitoring related tools and frameworks like Splunk, Elastic Search, Prometheus etc.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field required.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification is a plus
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level is a plus

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-3565
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Dec. 08, 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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