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Senior Developer - Front Office Technology - Municipal Bonds

Minneapolis, MN

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.

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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.

  • Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree Required

    Work Experience

    • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

    Physical Requirements

    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

    Career Level

    Required Skills:

    • 5+ years of Financial Services industry experience required.
    • Experience developing software using the some of the following Microsoft C#.Net or Web applications.
    • Experience with OO design and programming.
    • Experience with TSQL and/or PLSQL programming.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
    • Can collaborate with IT and business partners to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot end to end technical solutions.
    • Experience managing and working with complex data environments.
    • Experience with Agile and SDLC development methodologies using Jira
    • Asset management development experience
    • Knowledge of DevOps and code maintenance and implementation.
    • Experience with batch and scripting languages and tools (Windows batch / PowerShell / Python)
    • Proven record of delivering technology solutions within agreed upon timeframes
    • Self-directed, self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently.
    • Knowledge of fixed income products and business workflows (trading, portfolio management, and compliance)
    • Prior experience with investment management applications like Investortools, Charles River, and Eagle.
    • Experience supporting cloud based applications particularly AWS.
    • Knowledge of Big Data technologies or No-SQL Databases.
    • Exposure in at least one enterprise reporting application like Tableau or SSRS.
    • ETL knowledge and related tools (datastage, SSIS, Informatica,…)
    • Experience with service oriented architecture and building REST or SOAP based services.
    • Understanding data warehouse principles and processes.
    • Ability to write effective technical documentation for operational support.
    • Experience with system migrations and integrations.

    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

    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

    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.

    Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here.

    Accessibility Support

    TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. 

    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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    Job ID: 482f30fc8c9d592409c6a839caf6cd236e2fb7fa4ffe8dd8639a23234620e2e9
    Employment Type: Other