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TIAA Sr Hadoop Developer in Virtual, United States

Sr Developer

The Senior Developer programs and configures software to meet TIAA business needs. Under limited supervision, this job identifies and analyzes business software needs, writes complex code to optimize the performance and efficiency of the organization's IT platform/infrastructure and conducts testing to ensure programs are functioning properly. This job is considered a subject matter expert in the Applications Development & Support area.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Interprets written business requirements and technical specification documents to design and develop advanced technical solutions that meet business needs in financial industry.

  • Collaborates with IT and Business partners to design, develop, and troubleshoot end to end technical solutions.

  • Performs complex coding to written technical specifications.

  • Tests the resulting coding components in accordance with company standards and as defined in approved testing plans.

  • Investigates, analyzes and documents reported defects – raising issues as appropriate.

  • Analyzes run time profiles to debug errors that may exist.

  • Solves complex defects that arise through own work or the work of others

  • Performs maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.


  • 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:

  • Must have experience with Hadoop echo system

  • Ability to design solutions with appropriate Hadoop components.

  • Ability to troubleshoot performance issues and perform query tuning.

  • Knowledge of complex software and information technology solutions and ability to apply to client needs

  • Experience in business process definition, requirements definition and technology solution research

  • Experience with definition and design specification

  • Experience working with Agile Methodology

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of different data ingestions into Hadoop, like Sqoop, Kafka, Distcp

  • Experience in building data processing workflows using Oozie, shell scripting

  • Experience in different processing frameworks - Map Reduce and Spark

  • Experience in data transformation technologies in Hadoop like java map reduce, Hive, Pig

  • Experience in performance tuning of Hive and Map Reduce.

  • Knowledge of different file formats like Avro, Parquet, JSON etc.

  • Experience with NoSQL databases like HBase

  • Knowledge in core Java

  • Shell scripting in UNIX (AIX, HP-UX) , Autosys scheduler scripting

  • Exposure to cloud architecture and design patterns

  • Experience in migration to Hadoop cloud will be a plus

  • Exposure to machine learning libraries

  • Exposure to analytical tools in Java, Python, R

  • Ability to generate, understand the output of SQL Explain Plan

  • Good experience with service oriented architecture and REST, JSON, XML, SOAP

  • Financial Services experience will be a plus

  • Experience working with Agile Methodology

  • Good experience with code reviews

  • Experience with SQL data stores for fast web access like Impala

  • Experience with writing complex Oracle SQL, Stored Procedure & Packages.

  • Excellent team player with good organizational, communicational, analytical and logical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Ability to understand end-audience needs and requirements

Potential Salary: $116,400.00 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

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