The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

Lead Application Developer - Financial Services

Software Developer in Chicago, IL

Posted 2019-09-27

Job Description

The Lead Application Developer works with business analysts, project managers, developers and QA team. A major contributor in architecture, design, backlog management, planning and development of scalable resilient hybrid Cloud-based solutions supporting critical financial market clearing and risk activities; guiding and helping developers, architects and product owners to drive the strategy of transforming the enterprise into a data-driven organization; lead through innovative strategic thinking in building data solutions. The Application Developer will be a team player and work well with business, technical and non-technical professionals in a project environment.
Actively participates in leading requirement analysis and reviews, identifies missing or incomplete requirements.
Actively participates in design of highly performing, scalable, secure, reliable and cost optimized solutions.
Must always look for assumptions made in the models and must always validate those assumptions of the models.
Actively participates in Architecture, POCs, design activities to identify missing, incomplete or inaccurate design assumptions or design choices.
Primarily responsibility is leading application design and development activities of big data application in agreed architecture framework and highly agile environment
Thoroughly analyzes requirements, develops, tests, and documents software quality to ensure proper implementation.
Experience in Agile Scrum required. Lead daily standups and design reviews
Follows agreed upon SDLC procedures to ensure that all information system products and services meet: both explicit and implicit quality standards, end-user functional requirements, architectural standards, performance requirements, audit requirements, security rules are upheld, and external facing reporting is properly represented.
Performs application and project risk analysis and recommends quality improvements.
Assists Production Support by providing advice on system functionality and fixes as required
Communicates in a clear and concise manner all time delays or defects in the software immediately to appropriate team members and management
Mentor junior developers on the team
Experience integrating modelling libraries required. Risk analytics technology implementations experience a plus

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.

7+ year of experience in building large scale, data-centric solutions.
Java experience required. Python preferred.
Experience with high speed distributed computing frameworks AWS EMR, Hadoop, HDFS, S3, MapReduce, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink etc.
Experience with distributed message brokers Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Amazon Kinesis, etc.
Experience with cloud technologies and migrations. Experience preferred with AWS foundational services like VPCs, Security groups, EC2, RDS, S3 ACLs, KMS, AWS CLI and IAM etc.
Experience with Big Data architectures and BI solutions a plus
Working knowledge of DevOps tools. Eg Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Maven/Gradle, Nexus/Artifactory and CI/CD pipeline etc.
Experience developing and delivering technical solutions using public cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, etc.
Degree in computer science or engineering preferred.
Technical Skills:

Fundamental understanding of web protocols HTTP 2, TLS 1.2, WebSocket, MQTT etc.

Fundamental understanding of modern API technologies such OIC, OAuth, HTTP, REST & gRPC etc.

Experience in technical support, case prioritization, SLA compliance, and quality

Experience in deploying and managing distributed systems and clusters

Education and/or Experience:

BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field or equivalent experience

Certificates or Licenses:

OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification is a plus

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level is a plus

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Company summary

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets.


Tuition reimbursement; sabbaticals; flexible work program.

Tech Stack

Java, Spring, Hibernate, DB2, SQL, Python, Perl, MQSeries/Tibco/Kafka,

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