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Lead Developer - CRD

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA

Lead Developer
The Lead Developer is responsible for overseeing the analysis, programming, and configuration of IT Systems Software. This job develops complex software components and advises developers on best methods of software development and code creation. While working with the leadership team, this job provides project leadership for software development activities.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Monitors development work to ensure resulting software meets established goals.

  • Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals.

  • Identifies and analyzes business needs, conducting requirements gathering, and defining scope and objectives for the IT System.

  • Oversees the configuration, customization, diagnoses, and enhancements for operating systems software.

  • Designs, codes and develops, and unit tests applications in accordance with established standards.

  • Performs detailed design and code reviews and addresses findings appropriately.
  • Qualifications
    • 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

    Nuveen is growing the application development team that supports the Global Equities business. The Lead CRD Application Developer is a critical role in the Global Investments technology organization supporting the Nuveen Front Office. This highly visible role will have responsibility for building and maintaining target-state solutions for the Nuveen Equity business, while working directly with the portfolio management and trading teams. The individual needs to be a highly motivated self-starter with a strong sense of individual accountability.


    • 5+ years of asset management development experience, with at least 2 years of specific experience in Charles River Development IMS
    • Experience developing high-quality fault tolerant software components in a high-volume trading environment


    • BS or BA Degree in Computer Science or engineering required
    • Experience developing software using the following:
      • DevOps Pipeline Automation (Electric Flow, Terraform)
      • Batch and Scripting Languages and Tools (Autosys / PowerShell / python / Unix shell)
      • SQL Server / Oracle / Amazon Aurora / RDS
      • ETL knowledge
      • API Development
      • Knowledge of equity/equity derivative products and business workflows (trading, portfolio management, and compliance)
    • Experience and knowledge of CRD IMS with the ability to develop Charles River IMS interfaces and be able to troubleshoot and maintain complex SQL
    • Experience with Agile and SDLC development methodologies using Jira
    • Utilize a software engineering approach that helps identify and mitigate risks
    • Desire to be a member of a high-performing team, surrounded by other high-performing individuals
    • Ability to communicate development status in a timely manner, including metric reporting
    • Effectively write technical documentation of developed solutions for operational support
    • Collaborate with IT and business partners to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot end to end technical solutions
    • Perform tasks of high complexity to modify processes, plans, and designs as needed
    • Complete testing in accordance with company standards and as defined in approved testing plans - this includes quality assurance and performance testing. 
    • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively at all organizational levels with written and verbal communication skills.

    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

    Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

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    Job ID: 5e6337853828335301717d10eb8761483cdd6e06493001c3fb78b51035afd6ce
    Employment Type: Other