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TIAA Sr Middleware Engineer in Iselin, New Jersey

Senior Middleware Engineer

TIAA is seeking a Sr. Middleware Engineer with in depth understanding of Middleware technologies such as Weblogic, Tomcat, and Apache along with virtualization, containerization, and Cloud (AWS). This position will be responsible for the Middleware technologies support, virtualization, containerization, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines and automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet and Terraform.

The ideal candidate will have experience on large-scale applications such as Oracle Webcenter Sites content management that will enable them to engineer solutions resulting in an efficient operational model. The candidate will be expected to see opportunities for efficiencies through automation. In addition, the candidate will have an in-depth working knowledge of Java based application hosting technologies such as WebLogic, TomCat, Websphere and HTTP Webserver platforms such as Apache and Nginx.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and maintain system deployment automation processes to enable teams to deploy, manage, configure, scale and monitor their applications.

  • Build, configure and manage tools for fast and reliable deployments of software utilizing CI/CD pipelines.

  • Integrate infrastructure monitoring documenting Level 1, 2, 3 support criteria/responsibilities.

  • Provide on call rotation and weekend supports when needed.

  • Identify repeatable issues while running in production.

  • Plan, install and test new software releases, server automation, system upgrades and resolve software related problems for both development and production enterprise systems.

  • Support multiple projects by troubleshooting application issues and assisting developers on infrastructure related issues.

  • Proactively detect problems related to Infrastructure services, operations and delivery services, conduct diagnostics, and provide service.

  • Support and facilitate incident and problem management as required.

  • Collaborate and assist other infrastructure teams and development staff with application analysis, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting.

  • Perform change management, configuration, design, and implementation of supported products and systems.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Work Experience

  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level




  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Middleware Engineer

  • Experienced in Java based application hosting technologies such as WebLogic, TomCat, Websphere, Oracle Webcenter Sites and HTTP Webserver platforms such as Apache and Nginx.

  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet and Terraform.


  • Experience migrating applications from VM(s) to containers or cloud

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Oracle Cloud

  • Working knowledge of container orchestration software such as Kubernetes, OpenShift

  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery: Jenkins, Nexus, Artifactory, Electric Cloud

  • Experience with API technology

  • Developer skills in Java, JavaScript, jQuery, dojo, CSS/HTML, Single Page

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other technical discipline; if no degree, 10 years of related work experience

Potential Salary: $114,300.00 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).

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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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.