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Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Associate Principal, Clearing, Pricing and Risk (QA) at OCC (Dallas, TX)

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The Associate Principal is responsible for gaining an understanding of the new system to be tested. This individual will be involved in both the technical side of the system as well as understand what the business user expects the system to do. The associate analyst will prepare test cases, test plans, create test data and define the expected result. The associate analyst will document test results and report progress.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with product team throughout the Lifecycle to assist and support the analysis, design, development, and effective and efficient implementation of developed systems/applications.
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies including the daily SCRUM.
  • Conducts regression, and systems testing on newly designed or modified applications/systems.
  • Thoroughly analyze, test, and document software quality to ensure proper implementation.
  • Writes clear and precise defect reports as required for identified software defects and functional defects based on testing results.
  • Communicates in a clear and concise manner all time delays or defects in the software immediately to appropriate team members and management.
  • Assist with departmental and new employee training.
  • Provides updates to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform thorough testing of domain applications for business requirements in agreed architecture framework and Agile environments.
  • Review unit and integration tests based on chosen DevOps frameworks.
  • Collaborate with team in application and project risk analysis and recommend quality improvements.
  • Design and develop scripts to run automated tests to ensure consistency, repeatability, and accelerate delivery.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • N/A


  • [Required] Trained in testing methodologies.
  • [Required] Experience with SQL in various types of relational databases
  • [Required] Can participate in all Agile ceremonies including the daily SCRUM.
  • [Required] Understanding of basic LINUX commands
  • [Required] Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • [Required] Understanding of the Testing process.
  • Ability to work with employees within and from other departments.
  • Ability to create and modify scripts for re-useable processes when necessary.
  • Ability to create and update processes and procedures.
  • Ability to make use of automation tools as necessary.

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of Jira, Java, XML, Python, and relational database concept.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of SDLC, Agile-Scrum, UML, SOA, OOAD methodologies
  • Hands on experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, tools, and technologies such as GitHub, Jenkins, Artifactory, Docker, Compose, K8s, Harness, Kafka, Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, Containers
  • Experience working with Cloud ecosystems (AWS preferred)

Education and/or Experience

  • [Preferred] BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field

Certificates or Licenses

  • [Preferred] OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification is a plus

About Us
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.

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
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
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 Benefits
Generous parental leave
12-week paid parental leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid volunteer time
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 Benefits
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

We were just recognized as a best place to work for working parents! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/Newsroom/Views/2021/04-26-OCC-Designated-as-Best…

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