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TIAA Lead Application Developer in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


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.


Role: Privates, Real Estate & Alternative Investments Applications: Lead Java Application Developer

The TH Real Estate Team is responsible for providing technology based solutions, services and support for the Global Real Estate Division’s Asset Management, Investment Services and Investment Accounting teams.

The Sr. Application Developer candidate will partner with his/her technology team peers in the execution of the following job responsibilities on behalf of all supported business teams.



  • Design and develop custom application functions, interfaces and reports in accordance with stated business requirement.

  • Create, maintain and execute detailed test cases and plans for all developed work product.

  • Work directly with application vendor to manage, optimize and administer a multi-database environment including overnight SQL jobs, application tasks and automated report schedules.

  • Interpret written business requirements and technical specification documents to design and develop technical solutions that meet the business needs.

  • Author and maintain detailed technical design and specification documentation.

  • Provide input to refine business and functional requirements.

  • Provide level three application support which is focused on the research, remediation and documentation of more complex application and technical support issues.

  • Collaborate with IT and business partners to design, develop and troubleshoot end to end technical solutions.


  • Within discipline, defines and discerns key aspects of a problem

  • Develops integrated solution within a broad technical context

  • Has a foundational knowledge of TIAA and Nuveen’s businesses and organizational structure

  • Proactively generates relevant ideas for new and improved use of technology

  • Approaches tasks systematically and independently adapts work activities and behaviors to support changes in requirements from stakeholders

  • Clearly communicates milestones, goals and deliverables when working with others

  • Actively shares knowledge

  • Tailors communication style to audience

  • Identify new technologies and trends which offer alternative innovative solutions

  • Awareness of and compliance with Nuveen data management standards and practices

  • Understands and applies the principles of project management and applies methodologies, tools and processes to manage own assignments or simple projects

  • Evaluates quality metrics and processes against enterprise standards and proposes remedial action

  • Decides on appropriate actions required to enhance security and address risk exposure

  • Evaluates, manages and ensures validation of exceptions


Required Skills:

  • 3 or more years of C#, .Net and Visual Studio

  • 3 or more years of experience with Oracle V12 and Microsoft SQL Server.

Desired Skills:

  • 3 or more years’ experience with Java utilizing Java Eclipse or MS Visual Studio IDE’s.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with commercial or residential real estate.

  • BS in Computer Science, Finance or Accounting.

  • Experience working with WebLogic Webservers, IBM MQ server or Mulesoft middleware products.

  • Experience in property management, accounting or business support.

  • Solid report development experience including Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

  • Working knowledge of Linux

  • Working knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and Agile / Scrum development methodologies.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Must be detail oriented and extremely organized and have the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of Real Estate Investment Management and / or fund accounting concepts, practices and procedures a plus.

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 1719397

Field: Technology

Company: Nuveen

Post Date: May 20, 2019