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TIAA Lead Data Analyst - Financial Services IT 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.


Lead Data Analyst

Lead Data Analyst gathers and analyzes data from various sources, develops reports, summaries, recommendations and produces visual representations of data. Interacts with business users, vendors and IT teams to gather functional requirements, complete data mappings and provide data flow solutions. Understanding of financial services domain in order to complete source to target data mappings and perform complex data analysis in order to support requirements gathering, QA, and BAU Support.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

• Perform complex data analysis to provide support of requirement gathering, QA, and BAU Support.

• In-depth knowledge and understanding of data elements as they relate to banking and/or brokerage and/or retirement systems.

• Translate business requirements into functional requirements or Source-to-Target mappings.

• Collect and interpret data, understand the relationship between the data elements and apply data enrichment strategies

• Merge data from multiple data sources together, as part of data mining, so it can be analyzed and reported on.

• Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

• Analyze/interpret data requirements and perform current/target/gap/impact analysis.

• Filter and “clean” data by defining the data quality rules


  • 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


Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in a Financial Services Domain (Banking and/or Brokerage and/or Retirement Domains)

  • 5+ years’ experience in creating Source to Target Mappings and Data Catalogues including 2+years in financial services industry.

  • 2+ years’ experience using SQL and database management systems (DBMS) including tables, joins and querying

  • 1+ year experience in data quality, data management and/or data governance.


  • Experience working with Anti-Money Laundering and/or Fraud Detection Systems (Mantas, Actimize, SAS, or similar)

  • Knowledge of structured data, such as entities, classes, hierarchies, relationships, and metadata

  • Knowledge of data acquisition, through Batch and Real-Time mechanisms including wires and ACH channels.

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills.

  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem solving

  • Ability to combined data from multiple sources when needed for analysis

  • Ability to perform QA testing and/or related data validations

  • Familiar with tools including JIRA, IBM Information Governance Catalog, Datastage, Informatica

Potential Salary: $125,000.00 USD

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).

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.