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Sr Lead Development Manager

Chicago, IL

Sr Lead Development Mgr
The Sr Lead Development Manager manages a department or small unit that includes multiple teams led by Managers and/or Team Leaders that completes the analysis, programming and configuration of IT Systems Software. This job coaches team members on best methods of software development and operational goal setting. Working with the leadership team, this job provides team and project leadership for software development activities.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages performance of team through regular, timely feedback as well as the formal performance review process to ensure delivery of exceptional products and engagement, motivation and development of team.

  • Defines scope and objectives for software development team goals.

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  • Reviews the configuration, customization, diagnosis and enhancements of the operating systems software.

  • Communicates and implements the strategic direction of the operation.

  • Approves the development and implementation of new products, processes and operational plans.

  • Provides the highest level of advice and recommendations to maximize the outcomes of development investments.

  • Interviews candidates for open roles within the team and provides recommendations throughout hiring process.

  • Collaborate with IT partners to devise capacity plan and ensure appropriate infrastructure for the end to end system delivery.
  • Qualifications
    • 8 Years Required; 10 Years Preferred
    • University (Degree), Preferred
    Physical Requirements
    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work
    Preferred Education
    • University (Degree)

    Career Level

    Additional Job Description

    Senior Lead Development Manager to lead multiple technology applications/projects across Risk, Valuation, Product and Solutions business areas.

    Required skills:

    - 8+ years’ of C# or Java software development

     - 8+ years’ experience with Relational databases and SQL

    - Experienced People manager

    - Experience with financial services industry

    - Experience with agile development practices

    Preferred skills:

      - Familiarity with investment/asset management industry specifically investment risk and analytics

      - Big data technologies and cloud application development

    Potential Salary: $182,700.00 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: 06f68105822ad5f1f70c33e4c7700c509a8bb6a05664434838f1d77d19fa49df
    Employment Type: Other