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Principal, Solution Architecture

COVID-19

All OCC employees are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to OCC’s Human Resources department, and provide acceptable proof of vaccination status, as applicable. In addition, OCC requires employees who enter one of its offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation.

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 3 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

What You’ll Do

You’ll be working alongside experts that are building OCC’s next generation clearing system; and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry by:

  • Experience working with Cloud ecosystems (AWS, Azure, PaaS, K8s)
  • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and technologies such as GIT, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus/Artifactory and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience working on large scale codebases with stringent code review requirements.
  • Good understanding of data integrations, patterns, technologies and tools
  • Hands-on experience designing and implementing services (web services, REST, Web API, ESB, message-based) development, integration and deployment
  • Solid experience with a variety of development technologies and application architectures - distributed and enterprise technology platforms, event sourcing, SOA, Microservices.
  • Broad knowledge of systems and application development techniques, database systems/structures, technology tools/products, programming languages.
  • Experience with program/projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies/platforms and data.
  • Highly motivated individual with a strong sense of ownership of their work/projects.
  • Strong desire to learn and promote adherence to established architectural patterns.
  • Strong desire to learn business processes.
  • Provides critical thinking and expertise from ideation to implementation.
  • Ability to collaborate, establish and maintain credible and influential relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrates refined written and verbal communication skills, fosters open communications, listens effectively, and builds strong partnership networks that result in consistent forward momentum; has excellent negotiation skills with an ability to orchestrate change through influence.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 6 or more years of diverse work experience in Information Technology ideally in the Financial Services Industry.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Java-based software development experience.
  • Experience working on large scale distributed systems.
  • Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.
  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

Technical Skills:

  • Java-based software development experience.
  • 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 system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.
  • Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.
  • Experience defining and documenting architecture strategies, designs, and requirements across all enterprise architecture domains – business, information systems (applications & data), and technology.
  • Experience designing and developing service-based, component architectures.

Education and/or Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry.

Certificates or Licenses:

  • N/A

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-2369
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jan. 11, 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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