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CW - Lead Developer

Iselin, NJ


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.


CW-IT Applications Developer IV
Develops, implements and assesses specific new and emerging technologies, platforms, and services.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assessing the technical viability of emerging products and technologies.

  • Working with developers and infrastructure specialists to test and evaluate new technologies.

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  • Participating in the development of business cases and obtaining approvals for capital expenditures.

  • Monitoring and analyzing new technology product performance and resolving issues regarding potential improvements or modifications to complex situations, as needed.
  • Qualifications
    • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred
    • University (Degree), Preferred
    Physical Requirements
    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
    Preferred Education
    • University (Degree)

    Career Level

    This is a Non-Employee Contingent Worker Role providing services for TIAA’s family of companies and will be employed by TIAA's preferred 3rd Party Supplier. As a Non-Employee CW, perform a variety of moderately complex business planning, support, and project-related duties.  Demonstrates an exceptional standard of quality and holds themselves accountable to achieving excellent results.

    This role is located at our TIAA office in ­­­­Charlotte, NC, Iselin, NJ & but will be currently remote.

    The anticipated term of this engagement will be 10 months. This term could be extended based on company business needs.

    As a member of our Enterprise Release Automation team you will be primarily responsible for providing leadership in the end to end design, development and delivery of technology-enabled applications, automations, and services. Your role will contribute to and lead in the specification and software design phases of the software development life cycle. You will also manage the design and implementation of new software development and enhancement efforts and software testing with other technologies.


    • Oversee the creation and approval of technical documentation including solution definition documents and technical design documents

    • Ensure documentation is aligned to functional requirements and uses document templates that meet SDLC standards

    • Create architecture diagram and application flow diagram

    • Identify and manage dependencies and downstream impacts of the project to minimize adverse effects on other projects and / or programs

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

    • Assist manager 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 technology partners to devise capacity plans and ensure appropriate infrastructure for the end to end system delivery

    • Respond to customer requests within the defined SLA

    • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

    • Maintain the tool’s up-time at 99.9%

    Start Date: 10-May-2021

    End Date: 31-Dec-2021

    Travel Required:Potential Salary: $117.23 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.

    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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    Client-provided location(s): Iselin, Woodbridge Township, NJ, USA
    Job ID: 3fde38796c8a4d9869d65733ba492d39f97317757af56fd2a5d2c405773b9038
    Employment Type: Other