Reporting Relationships: The Head of Solution Architecture and Solution Delivery Practices:(HSASDP) will report to the SVP Strategic Technology.
Key Relationships: CIO, IT Leadership Team, Chief Information Security Officer and Team, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Executive, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and other members of the Management Committee; Board of Directors, with regular reporting to the Technology Committee
This is a senior IT leadership role at a highly regulated and systemically important financial institution. The role requires an individual who can successfully interface with OCCs executive management and senior regulatory officials. As an executive level leader, effective and polished communication, strong leadership and team development, resource management discipline, and the ability to effectively execute on multiple fronts are baseline expectations for this role. The firm is responsible for operating within the global financial market infrastructure as a critical service provider to market participants. OCC places critical emphasis on compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintains high standards for information confidentiality, operational integrity and system availability. For the right candidate this is a highly rewarding and challenging role that requires well developed leadership, problem solving, strategic decision making, and execution capabilities. The candidate will also possess a willingness and demonstrated ability to drive organizational change.
OCC is the worlds largest equity derivatives clearing organization and a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year The Americas by FOW Magazine and 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ ISF Magazine, OCC now provides central counterparty, (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions.
Overview of the Role
The Head of Solution Architecture and Solution Delivery Practices will be a thought leader accountable for the establishment of and subsequent continuous improvement of OCCs contemporary software delivery and support capabilities. These capabilities are critical enablers of the firms Renaissance Transformation and more permanently how OCC seeks to operate going forward.
Essential to driving this change is previous experience leading commercial or Enterprise class software delivery organizations. Functionally, this role will require contemporary solution architecture expertise including notable constructs like: APIs, Container and Microservices. As for requirements and design, key accountabilities include: the establishment of formal, repeatable, scalable, re-usable, and automatable methods for capturing requirements and the subsequent ability to apply them to both functional and non-functional design methods. Software delivery accountabilities require hands on leadership implementing cloud based Test-Driven Development infrastructure including the requisite data, environments, coding practices, and automated CI/CD pipelines. Your goal is to define the processes that drive excellence in execution across multiple delivery teams. Success in this role will result when multiple teams across OCC leverage the described practices exclusively in conjunction with an iterative deployment framework that is auditable and aligned with key industry frameworks of COBIT and NIST. The candidate should have a proven track-record leading multiple dimensions of change and working closely with stakeholders and peers to transform teams and the abilities of its people, critical processes, and the requisite technologies. The candidate should also be adept with multi-site situational leadership that includes 3rd party providers.
The HSASDP, will work with management to ensure IT solutions align with business objectives, use a combination of COTS and internally development software, lower operational costs through automation, drive our organizational transition to leverage cloud computing, and incorporate emerging technology when appropriate.
This leadership role is critical in our overall transformation and the attainment of the firms contemporary software delivery practices.
In partnership with the SVP of Strategic Technology, the HSASDP will lead the technology organization to:
Candidate Evaluation Criteria
Candidates will be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate a proven track record of proficiency at the following competencies and organizational objectives:
Typical Education and Experience
Candidates will be evaluated primarily upon their ability to demonstrate the competencies required to be successful in the role, as described above. For reference, the typical work experience and educational background of candidates in this role are as follows:
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OCC is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPosted 6 Days AgoFull timeREQ-1644
OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year - The Americas by FOW Magazine and 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.