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Nuveen Investments AVP, Lead Developer in Iselin, New Jersey

Nuveen, a subsidiary of TIAA, is looking for Technical Lead to join Middle Office Technology team. Candidate must have significant hands-on Technical Design and Coding experience as a Java/J2EE/Weblogic developer and have ability to migarate applications from On-Prem to Cloud environment. Good working knowledge of developing portal applications primarily using Java/J2EE/Weblogic/AWS/SQL/UNIX.

This role involves providing development and support portal applications, which requires investment bank/hedge fund domain knowledge. Â Having heavy experience using Java/J2EE, any middleware technologies and SQL expertise is important.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

•   Liaise closely with Leveraged Finance Business and Application Analysts to generate Technical Design by leveraging functional requirement documents and design specifications to migrate applications from On-prem to Cloud.

•   Maintain and work closely with business/operation team related to Portal Applications day to day activities.

•   Involve in fixing any bugs or develop code for any new enhancement for portal applications.

•   Act as a Technical SME and business point of escalation for design issues

•   Document current state Technical workflows across the business areas defined in the summary and design end to end strategic workflows meeting key business and operational needs

•   Lead the preparation and coordination of integration and user acceptance Build and Deploy activities across multiple applications and Business and Application Analysts, ensuring issues are resolved in a pragmatic and timely manner

•   Assist Project Manager/Cloud Dev Manager to supply accurate technical estimation details to derive the target deployment milestones.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level



  • 5+ years of Buy/Sell side experience working at Hedge Fund/Investment Manager leading Developers to design & code complex and strategically relevant projects

  • 5+ years of experience in Java/J2EE/Weblogic/Middleware Technologies/SQL/Unix.

  • ONE or Two (2) years of experience with Python and AWS - With multiple AWS services beyond traditional IaaS. Working expereince with AWS Cloud products (EC2, EBS, S3, Lambda, EKS, DMS data migration, Kinesis, SQS/SNS, , Micro Services, S3, Athena, QuickSight, Spice, IAM on Azure AD, Prism Alerts and VPC etc) experience.

  • Experience with Web Frame works such as Angular/C#/Spring Boot/React and/or Java.

  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline setup utilizing either AWS services such as CodeBuild/Commit/Deploy or third-party tools such as ElectricFlow or Jenkins. (Chef, Ansible, or Puppet, Jenkins, Github, Git, Maven, Docker, Atom).


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university. BS / BA in Computer Science, Mathematical Finance, Accounting, Math or related technical area.

  • Strong Database experience in cloud (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MYSQL, MongoDB or PostGre)

  • Ability to document current and target state Technical workflows using tools such as Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written and Verbal communication skills

  • Work well in a collaborative team environment across multiple countries

  • Proven capability of independent judgment and decision making where no clear precedents exist

  • Ability to follow Hybrid Project Management Methodologies using Waterfall and SCRUM across projects and programs

  • Strong compute, storage N/W, Linux, Azure AD, NAS exposure

  • AWS Security: Compliance, Cloud Security Architecture, third-party security tools/platforms, encryption/KMS/CloudHSM, PRISM Alerts, IAM policies/roles etc.Â

  • Cloud Native Application Architecture: AWS PaaS/SaaS services, Server less architecture, Lambda, API Gateway, Lightweight architectures including JavaScript frameworks (AngularJS/React) and single page web applications.

  • Proficient with JSON

  • Possess either an AWS Associate or Professional Certification


Base Pay Range: $112,900/yr. - $188,200/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

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

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