The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) - Financial Services

Reliability Engineer in Chicago, IL

Posted 2019-09-27


Support the availability and performance of the next generation of OCC’s Risk Systems. Enhance system reliability and developer productivity through automation. Provide guidance to development teams in the areas of cloud technologies, application profiling and monitoring, logging, metrics collection and analysis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with development, operations and infrastructure teams to ensure availability of services, and to work through implementation issues.
Develop automation for incident response and to prevent problem recurrence
Create and enhance runbooks to respond to service outages or degradations
Assess the production readiness of services
Define and track operational metrics for production performance, reliability, scalability and availability
Build and maintain shared services and tools to improve reliability and reduce toil across the organization
Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement through research, retrospectives, discussion groups and code reviews

Experience with maintaining and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
Experience with Agile / Scrum methodology
Able to succeed in fast-paced environment with frequent changes
Comfortable communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
Strong documentation skills
Analytical problem-solving approach
Self-starter – takes the initiative to research, learn and deliver. Anticipates the play.
Team player – humble, collaborative, and focused on making sure the entire team succeeds
Technical Skills:

Experience managing infrastructure in public cloud environments like AWS (preferred), Azure or GCP
Experience providing visibility using monitoring and alerting tools like Splunk, AppDynamics, Datadog, StackDriver, Sysdig, Prometheus or Grafana
Programming/scripting experience in languages like Java, Bash, Python or Go
Experience with distributed messaging systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ, or ActiveMQ
Experience with container orchestration systems like Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm or Rancher
Experience with using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins, Travis, Harness, Appveyor, CodeBuild or CodePipeline.
Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
3-6 years of experience in Site Reliability Engineering / DevOps

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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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