OCC
We clear and settle trades for the options industry.
Dallas, TX, USA
Hybrid

Associate Principal, Server Administration

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What You'll Do:
Under supervision, perform activities and provide team leadership required to support a large, complex Linux based computing environment and an increasing transition to Linux infrastructure in AWS. Assist in driving "infrastructure as code" mentality throughout the organization and demonstrate a passion for automation concepts and tools. Utilize customer service skills while acting as a technical resource to internal departments and system users.
Required:
Six or more years of experience in Linux systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of physical and virtualized servers
Two or more years of experience in DevOps with Kubernetes
Extensive knowledge of Linux operating systems, Linux shells and standard utilities, and common Linux security tools
In depth system administration knowledge and skills for RedHat Linux. Knowledge of Amazon LINUX is a plus.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large complex Linux computing environment, including both virtualized and physical servers.
• Create and Patch AMIs, perform pull requests, write Automation code using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, etc.
• Perform Linux administration including changes, deletes, disk space management, application installation and support.
• Use your infrastructure and networking knowledge to maintain cloud-based infrastructure (predominantly on AWS) involving EC2, S3, RDS & VPC.
• Use configuration management tools (Ansible and Terraform) to build and maintain a hybrid infrastructure hosted both at colocation facilities and in the public cloud.
• Work directly with the development team to build supporting infrastructure for specific new application functionality.
• Run proof of concept projects on early stage infrastructure improvements to validate the feasibility of an approach, evaluate performance, and spike an implementation.
• Review and evaluate virtual and physical server performance and capacity .
• Forecast system demands and recommends upgrades, expansions and reconfigurations.
• Perform automated computing environment builds, site setup, user training, hardware/software installation, maintenance and support and documentation of operating procedures and processes
• Support VMware environment including changes, adding/removing systems, and disk space management.
• Troubleshoot hardware and software problems, takes appropriate corrective action and/or interact with IT staff or vendors in performing complex testing, support, server recovery, and troubleshooting functions.
• Assist with development and testing of changes needed to maintain DR environment
• Adhere to The OCC Change Management process.
• Comply with all audit, compliance, and regulatory requirements.
• Attend meetings as a team representative.
• Support on call, weekend and off hours work as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Technical Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of Linux operating systems, Linux shells and standard utilities, and common Linux security tools
  • In depth system administration knowledge and skills for RedHat Linux. Knowledge of Amazon LINUX is a plus.
  • Experience with using Github or other version control tools for source code management
  • Experience using configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible and container tools such as Docker
  • Ability to write and maintain automation code and scripts and IaaS / Infrastructure as code, such as Terraform
  • Experience with DevOps activities and using CICD pipeline software to deploy code
  • Working knowledge of cloud components and services in AWS or Azure.
  • System administration experience and knowledge of VMware and administration of virtual servers
  • Grub, PXE boot, Kickstart
  • Yum, rpms, Satellite server
  • SVM, LVM, Boot from SAN, UFS/ZFS, filesystem configuration
  • General working knowledge of NAS, SAN, and networking
  • Experience with Github, Ansible, Jenkins and Terraform tools/applications
  • Knowledge or experience with DevOps, OpenShift, AWS cloud, or other similar technologies is desirable


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience in Linux systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of physical and virtualized servers
  • Two or more years of experience in DevOps


Certificates or Licenses:

  • None


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
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OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Partners with nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
2 days per week work from home program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
12-week paid parental leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.

Additional Perks + Benefits

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