Senior Associate, Business Engineering & Strategy

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

This role will analyze new and existing business in the context of the current market environment with the purpose of developing opportunities for OCC to change or strengthen its position as a systemically important financial markets utility (SIFMU). The Senior Associate will collaborate with OCC service teams and OCC market participants to conduct primary and secondary research and present analysis to key internal and external stakeholders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Conduct research and analysis of OCC’s competitive landscape to drive strategic initiatives, including areas such as capitalization, operating margin, risk management and membership

  • Develop real-time identification, tracking and monitoring mechanisms for market data, trends and opportunities

  • Updating OCC’s 5 year plan with the results of our tracking and monitoring that impact our assumptions

  • On a quarterly basis prepare the Chief Operating Officer report for the Board of Directors

  • Prepare monthly trend reports for corporate executives

  • Develop quantitative and qualitative techniques, including complex financial models, to analyze data and make recommendations and decisions

  • Prepare market forecasts, revenue analysis and scenario analysis for different business initiatives

  • Support the development of business cases, presentations and white papers

  • Assess the strategic impact of new regulation on OCC’s business

  • Collaborate with services teams to respond to clearing member/exchange requests for information

  • Collect and validate industry knowledge through calls and meetings with market participants

  • Assist with other high priority corporate projects as assigned

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.

  • [Required] Knowledge of strategic analysis and financial modeling methodologies

  • [Required] Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • [Required] Ability to manage and execute projects with multiple internal and/or external stakeholders

  • [Required] Strong professional presence, with strong ability to communicate ideas both written and verbally to an executive audience

  • [Required] Ability to critically assess the quality and accuracy of source materials

  • [Required] Excellent grammar

Technical Skills:

  • [Required] Proficient use of the MS Office suite, with emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • [Required] Experience normalizing data sets developing dashboards on Tableau, Alteryx or similar tool

  • [Preferred] Ability to develop quantitative and qualitative models, including complex financial models

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] Bachelor of Science in an applicable discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • [Preferred] Working knowledge of financial markets, with an emphasis on derivatives and clearing

  • [Preferred] Experience with Financial Modeling for the purpose of creating capital, operating margin, or business opportunity plans

  • [Preferred] project management experience leading small to large projects and development of project plans

Certificates or Licenses:

  • None

    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-2880
    • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
    • Full Time Regular
    • Posted: Sep. 13, 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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