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TIAA Risk Application Sr Lead Developer in Chicago, Illinois

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

Sr Lead Application Developer

Develops, implements and assesses specific new and emerging technologies, platforms, and services.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assessing the technical viability of emerging products and technologies.

  • Working with developers and infrastructure specialists to test and evaluate new technologies.

  • Participating in the development of business cases and obtaining approvals for capital expenditures.

  • Monitoring and analyzing new technology product performance and resolving issues regarding potential improvements or modifications to complex situations, as needed.


  • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Additional Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level


Required skills:

  • 5 years of experience C# or java programming languages.

  • 5 years of experience with SQL, relational database technologies, optimization and troubleshooting.

  • 2 years of experience in application development leadership role involving business stakeholder interaction.

  • 2 years of experience with ETL ( ex. SSIS), data processing tools and Reporting tools (ex. SSRS, Tableau).

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience leading or managing small teams effectively and planning/structuring analytical work.

  • Experience building UI applications with any one of Angular, Java spring,

  • Experience with DevOps, CI/CD process/tools, containers and schedulers (Autosys, TWS, Control-m).

  • Experience with Asset Management systems, process and products.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in areas of teamwork, facilitation, influence, multi-tasking and negotiation.

  • Experience with vendor integration: Factset, BARRA, Bloomberg or other Fintech.

  • Experience with Unix/Windows commands, scripting, tuning, monitoring and utilities.

  • Experience with agile project management, stakeholder engagement and documentation.

  • Some understanding of quantitative methods in performance, attribution, risk, valuation and portfolio management space and familiarity with related datasets.

  • Some understanding of index/benchmarks, risk models (BARRA, Factset etc.), valuation techniques, portfolio construction, portfolio optimization and factor models.

  • Exposure to micro-service, cloud deployment, big-data, ML/AI and other latest technologies.

Minimum Pay: $112,500.00

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.