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TIAA CW- Senior Data Analyst-2 in Virtual, 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

CW-Data Analyst III

Provides business and technical expertise for the analytics process, tools and useful applications across multiple functions or business units.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Consulting to clients on tool and strategy implementation and monitoring, statistical scoring, business intelligence, data quality, and analytical product / solution development.

  • Determining the optimal analytic approach and supporting development, implementation and enhancements.

  • Conceptualizing, developing and continuously optimizing dashboard reporting for operations and executive management to enable data driven decision making.

  • Analyzing results for multiple functions and communicating conclusions from complex models to a wide range of audiences.


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level


This is a Non-Employee Contingent Worker Role providing services for TIAA’s family of companies and will be employed by TIAA's preferred 3rd Party Supplier. As a Non-Employee CW, perform a variety of moderately complex business planning, support, and project-related duties. Demonstrates an exceptional standard of quality and holds themselves accountable to achieving excellent results.

This role is located at our TIAA office in Los Angeles, CA, ­­­­Charlotte, NC, Iselin, NJ, Denver, CO, Jacksonville, FL & Chicago, IL but will be currently remote.

The anticipated term of this engagement will be 12 months. This term could be extended based on company business needs.

CW- Senior Data Analyst

As a Senior Data Analyst, you will be primarily responsible for supporting the Risk Analytics Ecosystem (RAE) application, a proprietary tool used by the Leverage Finance investment management business. You will be responsible for serving in multiple capacities, including performing project management, business analysis and data quality responsibilities, while interacting with all necessary parties to provide coordination and implementation of work needed to support RAE. This role will act as a liaison between data, operations and technology teams and will manage communications with internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Develop a detailed project plan and roadmap to monitor and track progress based upon deliverables; managing the full project life-cycle; including the initiation, planning, execution and closure

  • Identify, manage and clear roadblocks/risks to the original plan as necessary to ensure success

  • Keep the project on track and maintain an issues log

  • Prepare and present project status reports and issues to management and key stakeholders; proposing solutions when needed

Business Analyst

  • Collect, organize and analyze data, including ability to summarize findings, develop conclusions and provide recommendations

  • Obtain, interpret and assess end user needs; making recommendations about and guiding the implementation of new or re-designed business processes and procedures

  • Document artifacts (business and/or technical requirements) for related projects, ETL and report changes related to RAE

Data Quality

  • Identify data issues utilizing quality reports to perform exception management analysis

  • Utilize an issues log to track and manage data exceptions across various data domains and data sets impacting RAE

  • Document root cause analysis

  • Lead working calls with internal stakeholders to discuss, review and close out outstanding data issues

  • Triage exception management issues with internal/end users to determine severity

  • Manage stakeholder communications related to issues identified in RAE

  • General administrative support including setting up meetings, creating agendas and providing minutes

Required Skills:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience serving in a project manager and or business analyst role

  • Ability to translate technical terms into business user language, and communicate with both business users and technology team members at multiple levels of the organization

  • Adequate level of technical background (system architecture and application design) to provide leadership to project teams and to be able to evaluate complex project risks and issues

  • Experience documenting business processes, data requirements, data flows, standard operating procedures and service level agreements

  • High attention to detail and strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong working knowledge of SQL

  • Data Warehouse experience

  • Star Schema

  • Must operate independently, use of critical thinking skills and good judgment

Preferred Skills:

Some or all of the following skills would be advantageous

  • Experience in the Investment Management industry

  • Experience with Portfolio Accounting, Pricing Master, Order Management, Trade Processing, and Bank Loan Systems: (Geneva, Paladyne, Bloomberg AIM, Wall Street Office)

  • Thorough knowledge of the bank loan market

  • Strong understanding of operational risks and controls

  • Knowledge and understanding of performance measurement and portfolio analytics

Minimum Pay: $0.00

Start Date: 12-Apr-2021

End Date: 17-Mar-2022

Travel Required:

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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