NISA Investment Advisors LLC

NISA manages portfolios for some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Client portfolios include investment-grade fixed income, derivative overlays and  index-like equity investments. NISA is 100% employee-owned and is based in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Members of our experienced senior leadership team provide guidance for the firm through the Management Committee and Investment Committee. We employ over 150 people, approximately one fifth of whom have a participation interest in the firm.

May 11, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities As a member of the Enterprise Data Department, the Senior Data Architect will work as part of a fast-paced team. Responsibilities include development, implementation, and maintenance and support of data management processes, data quality and data governance programs, and frameworks. The Senior Data Architect will be responsible for the design and development of core data systems including data warehouses, data-driven analytics, and data-driven visualizations. The Enterprise Data Group directs a concerted data and information management program involving all areas of NISA. The core focus on data includes both the strategy and deployment in order to leverage NISA's data assets most effectively; ultimately providing intelligence, insights, and information from data assets. This specialized group, with specific expertise in data management, is charged with designing data systems and providing leadership, authority, and oversight of data assets, flows and life-cycles. Topics of focus include: Data Governance, Reference, Meta & Master Data Management, Data Warehousing, Data Quality Management, Analytic Development, Data Modeling, Design, Analysis, Architecture, and Business Intelligence & Insights. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required and preferred in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Finance, Financial Engineering, or Information Systems. Expert knowledge of database design, query optimization, and data analytics required. Minimum five years of experience designing and developing SQL-based data warehouses and applications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with close attention to detail. Experience working with Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau and SQL Reporting Services strongly preferred. Working knowledge of financial instruments and markets required. Previous professional experience in financial services sector strongly preferred. CFA or other professional designation a plus. Experience working with statistical packages such as MatLab, R, or Octave a plus. Experience working with NoSQL database platforms a plus
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
May 10, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The project manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including leading, planning, monitoring, motivating, and communicating with project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality while establishing deadlines in delivering technology and business projects. The project manager may be responsible for managing multiple projects in varying stages of the project lifecycle, and will collaborate with sponsors, stakeholders, team members, vendors and other departments to support timely delivery of the projects. Lead technology and business initiatives and ongoing maintenance efforts across multiple departments Establish and maintain open lines of communication between the project team and the business units Drive agile ceremonies and project meetings Facilitate story-writing workshops to elicit business requirements and detail out technical requirements including a clear definition of acceptance criteria and definition of done Clearly understand all requirements, deadlines, risks, and dependencies to assist with the creation of the features and high level timeline Facilitate backlog grooming and prioritization sessions Ensure all work required is captured within the backlog and prioritized prior to sprint planning Lead sprint planning sessions to identify the work that will be completed within the specified time-frame Facilitate daily standups and take the initiative to remove project impediments Assist with creating test plans and ensure all required support plans, change requests and a dequate acceptance testing are completed prior to deployments May be asked to create and execute test plans to confirm the quality and functionality meet acceptance criteria Complete E PMO reporting for each project in accordance with the E PMO guidelines Facilitate sprint and final project retrospective meetings to discuss lessons learned Qualifications Bachelor's degree in finance, business management, economics, information systems, computer science, or related field required Three or more years of experience in IT and business project management including business analysis Financial industry knowledge strongly preferred Knowledge and understanding of agile framework and waterfall methodology required Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to build strong, positive working relationships with business and technology project teams Experience with CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) or other agile software, SharePoint, and MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel) preferred Agile certifications or PMP a plus NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
May 03, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The SSIS Developer is a member of the Data Acquisition Services team who is responsible for creating and updating exciting SSIS integration services for the Information Technology department. They will define, design, develop, unit test, and support new or existing ETL solutions to meet complicated and time sensitive business requirements. The SSIS Developer supports and manages high severity production incident resolution and participates in on-call rotations. They are comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, but also have the skills necessary to work independently to troubleshoot and resolve data integration issues. Additionally, the SSIS Developer establishes documentation practices for database workflows. The SSIS Developer demonstrates expertise in SQL programming, relational databases, data modeling and data retrieval methodologies. Experience programming on the Microsoft data environment leveraging SQL Server Integration Services is preferred. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or commensurate experience in the IT field Demonstrated team player who works well in a fast paced environment and can adapt to changing priorities, demands and timelines Extensive analytical and innovative problem solving skills and a strong attention to detail Excellent customer support skills Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including other teams 1 + years using SSIS or other ETL tool 2+ years writing complex T-SQL 2012 and above 2+ years using C# .NET Experience using SQL Server 2012-2016 SSIS Service Catalog Model Experience using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Helpful experience includes: Developing software in an Agile environment Working knowledge with BPA AutoMate or similar business automation tool Using Red-Gate tools for SQL Server and SQL Source Control Experience with MuleSoft or similar Enterprise Service Bus This position occasionally requires support outside of normal working hours. NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
May 01, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The general purpose of this position is to prepare client reporting. The analyst will also verify client invoices; prepare meeting presentation materials; assist with consultant databases; respond to RFP/RFI requests and due diligence questionnaires; complete special projects as needed; and provide general support to the Client Services team. Organizational skills are a priority, as high quality work is expected in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills, and/or relevant industry-related experience Interest in achieving or working toward an advanced degree (e.g., MBA) or professional designation (e.g., CFA) is strongly preferred Proficient in Excel Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to work successfully in a team environment Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 26, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Systems Administrator is a member of the IT Infrastructure Team focused primarily on supporting the various technologies that the Infrastructure team supports as well as providing Tier 3 level issue resolution. The candidate for this position is one who enjoys working with and being exposed to many different types of Infrastructure technology such as New Employee/Vendor On-Boarding, which includes AD Group Membership & Access Coordination, New Phone Provisioning, and Mailbox creations Resolution to incident and request tickets routed to Infrastructure team for completion Citrix Administration (Citrix PVS, DDC, StoreFront, NetScaler). Troubleshooting problematic Application and Desktop Citrix Sessions, Citrix PVS Administration, DDC and StoreFront Management, and managing vDisk versioning process Managing and maintaining a Microsoft Server enterprise environment (Active Directory Administration, DNS, Group Policy, DFS, Certificate Services, IIS Web Farm, and ADFS) in a multi-site configuration. Also supporting a Microsoft Identity Manager implementation for Identity Management AppSense Policy & Personalization Management and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange and Spam Filter Administration (Mailbox creations, Fulfilling permission requests, DAG Management, Mail flow Troubleshooting, and Spam/Phishing Investigations) Enterprise VMware Administration (Troubleshooting VMs, Hosts, and vCenter, Creating new virtual machines for environment, Creating and managing templates, Patching environment with vSphere Update Manager or Ivanti/Shavlik) Cisco VOIP administration (Cisco Phone Administration, CUCM/Unity/CUPS Administration) Various Security Operation Tasks (Patching Server/VDI Environments, WebSense Administration, Access Control, RSA Administration, Server Anti-Malware Administration, performing malware Investigations) Software Deployments (SCCM) Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience A minimum of three years relevant technical experience with Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware Strong familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server Administration (2008/2012/2016) and Citrix technologies (Supporting a Citrix PVS environment strongly preferred) Microsoft MCP/MCSA, VMware VCA/VCP, or Citrix Certification a plus Other Vendor certifications such as CompTIA or Cisco is also a plus Basic Storage understanding and experience with enterprise backup products Server experience with Cisco UCS and/or other Bladed server platforms preferred
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Operations Analyst interacts with internal and external sources to process and settle trading and other financial activity. Various duties include calculating portfolio performance, valuing securities, reconciling positions and cash, or managing collateral and margin instructions. He or she compiles data for analysis, research, and client reporting. The Analyst maintains databases and software systems to ensure accurate information and data integrity. He or she resolves conflicts with brokers and\or custodians. Verify, book, and communicate all trades to third parties on trade date Maintain data integrity of financial software and proprietary systems Settle trades, margin movements, payments, and cash\security transfers Resolve settlement discrepancies and document failures Reconcile cash balances, positions, and pending trades for all portfolios Resolve reconciliation breaks with third parties Monitor, elect, and process all types of corporate action events Onboard new clients, including verification and management of asset transfers Validate, instruct, and reconcile all collateral and futures margin movements Calculate monthly portfolio performance per financial industry standards, and reconcile with returns calculated by third parties Classify portfolios into appropriate performance composites Price all security types and challenge third party sources when applicable Maintain, test, and implement new systems or upgrades to existing applications Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Accounting, Finance, or Economics from a four-year college or university or relevant industry related experience. Experience using MS Office products. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate with all levels of staff. NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Systems Analyst works within the Operations Department to create and improve Excel macros, generate and enhance metrics for current and new processes, and assist in maintaining the group SharePoint pages. Additionally, the Systems Analyst helps with technological documentation so that business requirements can be drafted to search for new applications, review current applications and train advanced users from the Operations team on current and new developments. The Systems Analyst assists in planning the testing and implementation of program upgrades as needed. The Systems Analysts interacts with the IT department for ideas and suggestions for solution designs. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in finance, computer science, information technology, or other related field Three or more years of experience working with Excel Macros\VBA programming Team orientation with exceedingly high standards for delivery excellence Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to think independently under constant delivery deadlines Proficiency in MS Office, especially using MS Excel and Access Experience writing and troubleshooting SQL queries on a relational database platform such as SQL Server, MySql, or Oracle. Familiarity with relational database concepts and exposure to normalized schema design. Experience authoring stored procedures, ETL jobs, or other programmatic constructs a plus. Tableau, SSRS Reporting and web application experience preferred, but not required NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Fixed Income and Derivatives Analyst supports the Portfolio Management team in trade processing activities, collateral management and portfolio reporting. Additionally, the Analyst gains knowledge and experience through formal and informal training including working with senior members of the Portfolio Management team on projects and tasks. An Analyst will focus on the development of knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: financial markets and asset classes, the structure and management of client portfolios, trade execution and allocation, and risk management and performance attribution. Analysts acquire increased formal day-to-day responsibility within the Portfolio Management team over time. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required Strong academic and/or professional history A minimum of two years of experience in the fixed income securities or derivatives market Experience working with and analyzing financial data from a variety of data sources such as Bloomberg is preferred Working knowledge of financial markets (particularly fixed income and derivatives) and industry conventions is preferred High degree of aptitude in quantitative and analytical thinking Excellent communication skills Ability to work successfully in a team environment Driven to perform at a high level under pressure and time constraints Proficient in Excel Achieved or be willing to work toward a professional designation (e.g., CFA) NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Documentation Specialist will provide support for the Legal Department. Primary responsibilities may include: prepare, organize and review documents and agreements; analyze documents to determine appropriate workflow; resolve routine questions; work with counterparties during negotiations of derivative documents; assist with and provide documents in response to internal and external requests; maintain tracking systems and maintain up to date records; and, complete/support ad hoc projects, as needed. The position will at first focus on the derivatives area, but can expand to cover other aspects of NISA's business. The preferred candidate will have an interest in working at the intersection of law and finance. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies or equivalent work experience A minimum of two years of experience as a documentation or transactional support specialist Strong analytical and organizational skills Previous experience in the financial services industry strongly preferred Detail oriented Excellent communication skills NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Software Architect will be responsible for solution design in a growing software development organization. The successful candidate will design technical architecture solutions that can span multiple platforms and include integration and authentication across domains; ensure delivery of secure systems that are optimized for performance and built to scale; articulate design considerations, tradeoffs, benefits, and recommendations for a technical architecture. Working in a fast-paced environment, the ideal candidate will be comfortable assisting teams with all phases of the SDLC as needed, from high-level design to coding, testing, and deployment. The Software Architect will also manage governance and daily operations of shared services, such as source control repositories, automated build services, application hosting platforms, integration platforms, and authorization and logging services. The Software Architect will additionally be relied upon for technological thought leadership, and will be tasked with investigating and recommending new and emerging technologies to NISA. They will be a motivated self-started who is comfortable working on fast-paced teams and is capable of promoting the benefits of new technologies and approaches to both technology and business colleagues. The Software Architect should have at least a working knowledge of financial instruments and markets, and should be comfortable directly interacting with business clients in the back, middle, and front offices of a financial services organization. Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, or Information Systems required. Master's degree strongly preferred. Minimum ten years of experience developing and supporting enterprise-grade applications in C#, Java, or similar object-oriented language required. Expert knowledge of core APIs required. 7 years of expertise in designating n-tier applications with relational or non-relational database backend required. Experience designing data structures and writing and optimizing SQL queries in SQL Server or other relational database platform required. Expert knowledge of object-oriented software design patterns required. Experience designing pluggable applications using inversion of control (IoC) structures strongly preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Working knowledge of financial instruments and markets required. Previous professional experience in financial services sector strongly preferred. CFA, CPA, FRM, CAIA, or other professional designation a plus. Experience working with modern source control repositories such as Team Foundation Services (TFS) and git required. Experience administering source control repositories and defining branching strategies a plus. Experience building and managing REST-ful services and shared APIs strongly preferred. Experience working with modern frameworks, technologies, and concepts such as .NET core, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, SignalR, Redis, JSON serialization, and single-page applications strongly preferred. Experience working on agile teams strongly preferred. Experience with DevOps concepts such as CI/CD pipelines and containerization (Docker) strongly preferred. Experience building solutions on cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure strongly preferred. Experience with integration in hybrid cloud environment strongly preferred. Working knowledge of or experience using middleware solutions such as Mulesoft or Apigee preferred. Experience implementing non-relational databases such as Apache Cassandra and MongoDB preferred. Experience working with statistical packages such as MatLab, R, or Octave a plus. NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The general purpose of this position is to work with the Legal Group providing assistance with oral and written legal advice to the firm on a variety of securities and corporate law issues. Work will entail the legal analysis of complex and often novel issues, as well as drafting and negotiation of various legal documents, such as Investment Management Agreements. Qualifications Juris Doctorate (JD) with superior academic credentials Bachelor's degree, or demonstrated experience, in finance or other related field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills 3-10 years' relevant work experience relating to financial services, financial products and related regulations Experience with: securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 (ERISA); or derivatives NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer -minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time