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Principal, Enterprise Architecture

What You'll Do:

We are looking to fill in a highly strategic role responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting AWS cloud governance and cost management practices. The individual will closely partner with key stakeholders across the enterprise to develop and execute cloud cost optimization strategies which should align with the enterprise security, compliance, and business goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • You will lead, develop, and execute the processes and capabilities required to ensure costs optimization.

  • Develop and implement cloud architecture models based on AWS Well Architected Framework.

  • Track and report KPIs and trend analysis relating to AWS cloud consumption, capacity management, and chargeback.

  • Transform the raw costing data into meaningful data-driven spending decisions characterized by strong cloud governance and cloud data integrity.

  • Design and develop data-driven analytics and executive reporting to enable cross-functional conversations at OCC about cloud architecture and relevant challenges.

  • Observe meaningful trends in data sets, perform analysis to help translate raw data into actionable recommendations including, but not limited to, automation, shared costs, and forecasting.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, Security, Compliance, and Legal, to develop and implement cloud governance strategies.

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including business leaders, IT leaders, and external partners to understand their requirements, address their concerns, and provide guidance on cloud governance.

  • Stay abreast of the emerging trends and best practices in cloud governance, assess their relevance to our organization, and recommend necessary changes to the policies and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Qualifications:

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.

  • Experience with public cloud architecture, cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools

  • At least 5 years’ experience in AWS public cloud.

  • Strong understanding of cloud cost efficiencies, capacity management that help drive architectural and business decisions.

  • Ability to investigate data to explain outliers, anomalies, and optimizations to rationalize the cloud spend.

  • Experience in cloud design optimizations including rightsizing, reserving instances, and automated tagging.

  • Skilled communicator who can easily understand and translate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Technical Skills:

  • Cloud FinOps

  • Experience with public cloud architecture, cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools

  • At least 5 years’ experience in AWS public cloud.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years’ experience leading complex Engineering and Architecture initiatives.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate (Required), AWS Solutions Architect Professional (Preferred), Cloud FinOps

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-3629
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jan. 17, 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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