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TIAA DevOps Technical Lead in Denver, Colorado

Technical Lead

The Tech Lead will provide technical leadership in the end to end design, development and delivery of technology-enabled applications, products and services. Responsible for meeting development schedules and delivering high quality solutions that meet technical specifications and design requirements. Lead the specification and software design phases of the software development life cycle. May manage the design and implementation of new software development and enhancement efforts and software testing with other technologists.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Understand the platform technical and business roadmap and ensure that all initiatives are aligned with the roadmap

  • Design and develop technical solutions of new software development and enhancement efforts.

  • Coordinate coding and unit testing phases of system development and facilitate Code Reviews

  • Approves domain solutions and executes changes in line with the implementation plan.

  • Liaises with Senior Leadership on project, operational, and strategy risks and opportunities, along with corrective action plans when required.

  • Manages delivery on all project and operational commitments, including quality and timeliness metrics.

  • Coaches, mentors and delegates work to lower level professionals.


  • 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


This role will play key role in DevSecOps Engineering organization to build, engineer and support CI/CD framework related products and infrastructure. Individual in this role works closely work with Developers, QA automation engineering and Infrastructure partners across enterprise in maintaining and enhancing DevSecOps CI/CD framework. Provide engineering solutions for the end to end design, development and delivery of core technology services as part of DevSecOps Support in accordance with the enterprise solution and business architecture standards and requirements. Communicate progress, technical / non-technical issues, and issue resolution. Lead and contribute to the service delivery across multiple project phases of the software development life cycle. The position may lead or contribute to the design and implementation of new software development and enhancement efforts and software testing with other technologists to improve delivery of core services. Â

Additional Responsibilities

  • Administration of CI Tools (Gitlab, Jenkins, Artifactory, SonarQube)Â Â

  • Build/Enhance new capabilities and features to expand CI/CD tools offeringsÂ

  • Ensure availability of the CI productsÂ

  • Continuously monitor, maintain and optimize performance of CI ToolsÂ

  • Work closely with vendor in addressing any major upgrades, plug-ins and critical ticketsÂ

  • Continuous review and improve the DevSecOps CICD pipeline to ensure seamless end to end process from Build to Deploy across ALL SDLC and Prod environmentsÂ

  • Work with global teams across the organization to troubleshoot critical CI tools related issuesÂ

  • Serve as subject matter expert for leading Best practices across DevSecOps, CICD, Rapid Release and related end to end automation Â

  • Stay current with relevant emerging technologies, assess application to DevSecOps Support challenges or opportunities determining business benefit and impact.Â

  • Train and coach global team members to ensure proper Level1, Level2 support for the CI Tools.Â

Required Skills

  • 5 or more years of working experience with Industry standard DevSecOps CI/CD Tools including: source code repository management, CI pipeline configuration, and/or binary repository management.Â

  • 5 or more years of Development experience using either of the development platform (Java, Python, .NET, JS)Â

  • 5 or more years of hands on experience in building, enhancing, and creating automation for a CI/CD pipelineÂ

  • 3 or more years of experience with working with either Maven or GradleÂ

  • 3 or more years of experience performing complex troubleshooting and performance tuning of various issues within CI/CD tool chain using industry standard monitoring tools.Â

  • 2 or more years of container experienceÂ

  • 2 or more years of continuous testing practices and enablement through CI/CD pipeline

  • Hands on knowledge on following tools. Groovy (must) Gitlab (must) Jenkins or equivalent CI Tool (must) Artifactory (must) Docker (must)Â

Preferred Skills

  • Well versed with SAFe/Agile Â

  • Security, Audit, ComplianceÂ

  • Cloud platform - AWS, AzureÂ

  • Experience working in financial servicesÂ

  • Experience with Kubernetes

  • Experience with OpenShiftÂ

  • Experience with Security Scanning tools - X-ray, CheckMarx, Twistlock or gitleaks any similar tools Â

  • 1 or more years of site reliability engineering experience

  • Experience in Java Application development, deployment, configuration, Unix and integration a plus

Base Pay Range: $103,900/yr. - $173,200/yr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

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.

Benefits and Total Rewards

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 ( .

Equal Opportunity

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.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here ( .

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TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.Â

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:Â

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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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.