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TIAA Lead Application Analyst in ISELIN, New Jersey


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


The Application Analyst will sit within Nuveen’s Data Strategy Technology team - a group of cross skilled technology professionals that partners with Nuveen’s Product Strategy and Execution Business Unit. This individual will partner with business and technology teams to analyze, interpret, and document requirements for complex business problems and recommend comprehensive technology and high-light any data gaps during initial phase of project.


  • Develop a deep understanding and analyze user workflows to arrive at clear vision of needs to optimize the user experience - Define current state and develop future state system as well as business process flows

  • Document requirements, defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies

  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases on a periodic basis through Sprints

  • Serves as initial point of escalation for all processing and operational issues Research and introduce new emerging technologies


Required Skills:

  • Strong academic credentials. An undergraduate degree is required. A post-graduate degree or relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFA), or progress towards one, would be viewed favorably

  • A minimum of 12+ years of experience in application development in a full SDLC environment for a financial services firm, with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience in designing and implementing solutions

  • A thorough familiarity with various fixed income analytics, their calculations and data requirements

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

  • Experience working with large scale Data Warehousing/Data Lake

  • Solid technology background, including an understanding of applications used in financial services

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Tableau, OBIEE or other reporting tools

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) with senior leaders and peers, facilitation, interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Responsive and proactive in answering questions

  • Broad knowledge of Investment Management industry operations, and market data providers

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1722855

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: Oct 18, 2019