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TIAA Senior Lead Development Manager, Director of Actuarial Technology in Iselin, New Jersey


TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.


Senior Lead Development Manager, Director of Actuarial Technology

Global Corporate Solutions Technology (GCST) team has an opportunity within OCFO technology for a Director, Actuarial Technology. This position will report directly to the head of OCFO Technology. This role will be responsible for all the Actuarial technology related to modelling, reserves and valuation applications, processes and data. This role will also be responsible for understanding inter-dependencies between Actuarial applications and processes with the rest of the finance and accounting applications, processes and data. Additionally this role will be responsible for the monthly execution of actuarial processes to ensure the month-end close and reporting is up to date.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Partner with the Chief Actuary and team to manage the technology needs across the function working on roadmaps, strategic projects, day to day processing and analytics.

  • Work closely with Finance and Accounting operations to understand the dependencies on the overall monthly and quarterly close activities.

  • Provide technical leadership and decision making in the planning, design, development, testing, implementation, or maintenance OCFO technology service delivery.

  • Keep process documentation updates and Identify automation opportunities to improve on efficiency and time to produce results; be the stakeholder working with the development teams to realize them. Track and drive efficiencies and improvements in the actuarial activities.

  • Design and manage performance metrics dashboards and scorecards, as well as communication strategies on monthly activities as well as efforts in flight.

  • Direct, plan and organize activities of professional and administrative staff engaged in providing client integration testing services.

  • Plan and execute on the overall portfolio strategy of moving to cloud by identifying opportunities for SaaS, PaaS or IaaS.

  • Prepare regular business reporting as well as support required Internal Audit or ad hoc management reporting.

  • Manage contractual relationship for contingent workforce and related budgets.


  • 8 Years Required; 10 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience with managing Actuarial Technology for Insurance firm including executive relationship management.

  • 8 years’ experience working in application development, or Actuarial operations as a lead/manager or as a key stakeholder of these OCFO capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree or above

  • Managing and or Leading Technology for the OCFO area in Finance or Insurance Industry

  • Domain expertise in Finance and Accounting operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to stay calm and collected in the face of numerous stressful and high stakes situations and related deadlines.

  • Executive presence with the ability to represent with the ability to communicate up and down the chain.

  • Possess exceptional organizational and analytical skills with the ability to develop and manage concurrent projects.

  • Ability to collaborate and partner with other business, operations and technology teams across TIAA.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and motivating matrixed and geographically dispersed teams.

  • Working knowledge of end-to-end systems involved in Finance, Accounting and Actuarial operations.

  • Three (3) years’ of demonstrated mastery of process and project management concepts.

  • Five (5) years’ experience working within the financial services industry sector.

Minimum Pay: $117,000.00

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 ( .

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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.