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TIAA Lead Application Architect in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at


Nuveen is seeking a Solutions Architect for their Technology Architecture team. This role will provide architecture leadership, oversight, and governance for technology solutions deployed to Nuveen’s hybrid cloud ecosystem in collaboration technology teams within Nuveen.


  • Analyzes, designs, and documents software and data architectures for highly complex systems in alignment with reference architectures, patterns and enterprise direction for software, data and infrastructure components

  • Performs software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, and software development and architecture best practices

  • Contributes content to the Architecture Central of Excellence, provides training to teams on emerging technologies and best practices as well as architectural guidance, coaching, mentoring throughout the organization

  • Designs the integration of software architecture components and validate that software / data subsystems are properly integrated into domain systems

  • Manages and enhances software/data architecture best practices, standards, patterns and reference architectures

  • Defines, executes and oversees software / data proof of concept designs, documenting results and forming adoption recommendations. Evaluates results and determines appropriateness of adoption

  • Facilitates federated design reviews in conjunction with partners from application development, Cybersecurity, Enterprise data, and Infrastructure & Operations

  • Defines, communicates and coordinates the activities of developers to ensure alignment to the documented architecture

  • Integrates highly complex software / data platforms

  • Defines and manages architectural blueprints and technology roadmaps for specific software / data domains

  • Assesses alignment of architectural strategy against desired business outcomes and value while identifying opportunities for enhancement and reuse

  • Creates, supports and influences pragmatic architectural oversight ( i.e. timeliness, objectivity, systematic, cost-effective and constructive)

  • Assist in the management of and reporting on the organization’s application portfolio



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience working in an Information Technology role

  • Minimum of 3 years “hands-on” experience in the design, estimation, governance , and implementation of cloud platforms

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in architectural design, application development and project management with demonstrated architectural modeling skills

  • Experience building effective relationships and collaboratively communicating throughout a complex organization

  • Experience with considering and weighing costs, complexities, supportability, and adherence to well-designed principles when defining solutions and road maps

  • Possess a deep understanding of cloud delivery models, e.g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Hands-on experience delivering across the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Experience developing business cases and financial models

  • Ability to communicate information clearly and effectively (i.e. presentation, speech, written format, facilitate)

  • AWS cloud certification at the associate or professional level.


  • Experience designing distributed application design including messaging transports and API design

  • Proficient in C# or Java and associated design patterns

  • Experience developing business cases and financial models

  • Experience managing major, complex projects, involving delegation of work and review of work products

  • Experience with higher level communication styles, exhibiting the ability to interact with all levels of stakeholders

  • Experience designing containerized solutions leveraging Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with all aspects of designing a CI/CD pipeline

  • Experience partnering with business leaders to understand needs and providing options that realize value

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1721822

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Nov 05, 2019