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TIAA Java Technical Lead in United States

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


TIAA is actively seeking a Technical Lead within the Digital Channel Technology department of the Client Services and Technology area, to support the Unified Desktop platform of applications and services.


  • Design and develop technical solutions in web & mobile for contact center and middle/back office needs

  • Responsible for roadmap, strategy and architecture

  • Responsible for design of integration frameworks for real-time/batch integration with internal systems and external cloud apps

  • Customization of features to meet business requirements

  • Responsible for defining patterns and standards and ensuring that quality and standards are properly followed

  • Manage day-to-day technical challenges and communicate to project manager any risks or issues associated with the development activities

  • Assist Product Manager and Product Owner with the estimation of technical timelines and allocation of the technical resources to specific task

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

  • Identify opportunities for system reuse and system simplification

  • Communicate expectations, roles, and responsibilities to team members and hold them accountable to meet the expectations

  • Collaborate with IT partners to devise capacity plans and ensure appropriate infrastructure for the end-to-end system delivery

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years professional IT experience

  • 5 or more years’ experience with Java

  • Experience with Spring Framework (Spring Boot, Spring Batch, etc.)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Angular 6 (or higher)

  • Experience with web, mobile and integration background

  • Knowledge of modern architectures, including experience in containerized environments (Docker, OpenShift) and cloud platforms (AWS)

  • Knowledge of integration patterns for online apps

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience

  • Experience with Kong and/or MuleSoft

  • Financial Services industry experience

  • Retirement Industry experience

Potential Salary: $142,100.00 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

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.

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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:

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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