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.

Jul 20, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 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 Software technology team, this position will have primary development and architecture responsibilities for NISA's enterprise wide Salesforce implementation. The Senior Salesforce Developer will work with a team and product owner to design, develop, test, implement, manage, and support our Salesforce platform applications and associated third party tools with the goal of quickly delivering secure, intuitive, maintainable and scalable business solutions. The Senior Salesforce Developer should have a deep knowledge of the Salesforce ecosystem including its capabilities and limitations. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate design considerations, tradeoffs, benefits, and make thoughtful recommendations on technical architecture. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to follow new developments in the Salesforce ecosystem to recommend and coordinate platform upgrades and enhancements. Qualifications Bachelor's degree preferred in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Information Systems 3-5 years of Salesforce platform experience required. 5+ years of experience strongly preferred Salesforce Platform Developer I and Advanced Administrator certifications required. Salesforce Platform Developer II, Application and/or System Architect certifications strongly preferred Extensive APEX, Visualforce, Lightning and JavaScript and design and development experience using enterprise patterns required Inbound and Outbound Web Services (SOAP and REST) knowledge required Salesforce release management experience required Experience developing real-time integration solutions MuleSoft and/or Informatica strongly preferred Excellent communication skills, and ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting required Knowledge of version control system, Automated Testing, Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration strongly preferred. Salesforce DX experience a plus Experience working with Salesforce AppExchange and add-on Salesforce features including Salesforce Connect and Salesforce Shield strongly preferred Experience designing solutions using an event-driven a plus Familiarity with Software development lifecycle and Agile Project Management methodology a plus Strong analytical and problem solving skills with outstanding attention to detail Experience developing software within the financial services industry a plus
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Jul 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 NISA is seeking a Security Engineer who will be responsible for providing engineering design, analysis, and support for routers, firewalls, networks, and operating systems. They will help build a formal security review program whereby all new applications and network designs are reviewed for adherence to a set of security standards. The Security Engineer will work with technology leaders to improve overall security practice and educate on emerging security threats. Key responsibilities for this role include: Research, design, and implement information security solutions for organization systems and products that comply with all applicable security policies and standards Work with IT and other internal business partners to ensure that security is factored in the evaluation, selection, installation and configuration process of hardware and software Analyze and make recommendations to improve network, system, and application architectures Examine network, server, and application logs to determine trends and identify security incidents Assist with 3 rd party security assessments Aid in the review and update of information security policies, architectures, and standards Assist in responding to audits, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Security or a minimum of 5 years of experience in information security Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables Technical expertise in network security knowledge, to include VPN, Firewall, network monitoring, intrusion detection, web server security, and wireless security Strong knowledge of common vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques Practical experience with database security, content filtering, vulnerability scanning, and anti-malware Proficiency with at least one scripting language (e.g.: Perl, Python, PowerShell) Experience building effective information security governance, procedures, and plans An understanding of organizational mission, values, and goals and consistent application of this knowledge Familiarity with ISO 27001 or equivalent standards preferred Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one 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
Jul 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 NISA is seeking a Quality Assurance Team Lead to help build a formal practice for quality assurance for technology platforms at NISA. Working across technology and business domains, the Quality Assurance Team Lead will work with stakeholders to understand how requirements are defined, and will recommend methods for translating requirements into re-usable test plans and scripts. They will define standards and procedures for software testing that can be expanded to broader staff. The Quality Assurance Team Lead will be expected to work with management and development staff to ensure that quality is a driving factor of all stages of the SDLC throughout the organization. The Quality Assurance Team Lead will additionally work to implement automated testing platforms to streamline regression testing of systems. The ideal candidate will draw on experience working with automated tools and procedures to assist development teams in ensuring code coverage in both unit and functional testing. 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 preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables required Minimum 3-5 years of experience writing and executing re-usable test plans and scripts to validate software features required In-depth understanding of testing concepts (unit, functional, integration, user acceptance, regression, etc) required Experience translating functional and non-functional requirements to executable test cases required Ability to coordinate user acceptance testing among business users required Experience working on agile delivery teams strongly preferred Experience leading and managing teams preferred Experience identifying and addressing risk factors in software releases strongly preferred Experience with automated functional and integration testing platforms such as SmartBear, Selenium, IBM Rational, or other preferred Familiarity with writing and debugging database queries in SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, or similar relational database preferred Familiarity with back, middle, and front office operations of an asset management organization a plus Familiarity with version control using TFS, Git, SVN, or similar product a plus Experience with platforms including Salesforce, Sharepoint, K2, and Mulesoft a plus
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Jul 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 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 Two to four 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
Jun 30, 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 Financial Systems Analyst will implement, administer and maintain systems that focus on trading, compliance, accounting and reporting. The successful candidate will document system operating procedures, periodically test releases and new features of systems, and develop and maintain reporting. The individual will acquire strong system knowledge and work directly with business users to develop solutions. Additionally, the Financial Systems Analyst will drive continuous process improvements and ensure consistency and integrity of data within each system. The individual must be able to multitask and learn in a fast-paced environment, while completing goals by deadlines. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a strong analytical and quantitative field such as Accounting, Finance or Economics required Coursework in Information Systems or Computer Science required Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills Ability to work independently Proficient in Excel SQL, Crystal Reports or SSRS experience a plus Interest in achieving or working towards an advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MSF) or professional designation (e.g., CFA) preferred Familiarity with Agile Project Management framework preferred General knowledge of equity, fixed income and derivative instruments preferred Portfolio accounting or financial system experience preferred (e.g., CAMRA, Charles River, Debt & 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
Jun 30, 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
Jun 27, 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 ServiceNow Administrator will be responsible for the daily management and maintenance of the ServiceNow platform at NISA. This person will lead several expansion initiatives and various process improvements within the platform. The ServiceNow Administrator will be a member of the Support Center team and reports to the IT Support Center manager. Responsible for the development, configuration, integration, and implementation of ServiceNow at NISA. With a process improvement focus, this person will collect and develop requirements related to ServiceNow tolls and services and will oversee the ServiceNow instances related to development, testing, and production. This person should have a fundamental understanding of IT service management and the ITIL business processes. Responsible for performing daily administration, issue resolution, and troubleshooting of the ServiceNow platform. Manage the upgrade process and promotion of changes between environments, working within established Change Management procedures. Understanding IT and business requirements with ability to create, test, and deploy improvements. Managing and administering lists, filters, forms, platforms interfaces (to other data sources) and the data within tables, import sets and the CMDB. Development, testing, deploying and updating workflows. Producing reports and dashboards based on defined measures, metrics and key performance indicators. Recommending any improvements regarding the platform, processes, or reporting. Ensuring policies are reflected in the way the platform is administered. Create and maintain system design and operations documentation. May be required to provide support to Support Center operations if needed. Qualifications A minimum of three years of experience with ServiceNow including development, configuration, integration, and implementation Good understanding of ITIL frameworks and processes including Incident Management, Change Management, Change Management, Request Fulfillment Experience with ServiceNow Request Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Event Management, Hardware Asset Management, Software Asset Management, Discovery, CMDB, Service Portal, Knowledge Experience with ServiceNow MID Server, Orchestration, and APIs Certified ServiceNow Administrator; Certified Implementation Specialist a plus Working knowledge of Agile project framework Strong writing, presentation, communication, and organization skills Optional Qualifications: Experience with HTML5, JAVA, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Anjular.js CG4 application or other inventory bar code product experience 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 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 Credit Research Analyst is a member of the Credit Research Team within the Portfolio Management Group. Collectively, the Portfolio Management Group is responsible for all credit investment and portfolio management activities. Bottom-up, fundamentally driven analysis and relative value opinions are at the core of the Credit Research Team's contribution. The Credit Research Analyst will assist the senior team members in maintaining coverage across multiple sectors. The candidate will be responsible for: Conducting extensive company and industry analysis and research Building and maintaining detailed company financial models Maintaining an active dialogue with other members of the Portfolio Management Group as well as various external parties including sell-side analysts, rating agencies and company management teams Actively monitoring investment positions across client portfolios Completing various ad hoc assignments and projects Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field Two years of relevant industry experience with equity or credit research is preferred Achieved or working toward an advanced degree (e.g., MBA) or professional designation (e.g., CFA) is preferred Candidates must have a strong analytical background and the ability to interpret and synthesize large quantities of information from technical journals, financial reports and legal documents 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 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 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 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