Apr 29, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $188 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $131 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 Chief of Staff will join a growing organization responsible for technical solution delivery for NISA's client servicing, trading, operational, and administrative infrastructure. Reporting to the Associate Chief Technology Officer, he or she will have broad day-to-day oversight of teams performing software development and enhancement. Directly manage multiple teams of internal developers and external consultants, providing leadership to ensure optimal levels of collaboration and productivity Delegate and track software assignments to drive project delivery Coach and develop staff to help foster leadership pipeline Contribute to the creation and tracking of department and staff goals and metrics Assist in team facilitation and removal of agile project team roadblocks Utilize a growing suite of shared services to make informed decisions on solution construction, and contribute to broader architectural and "build vs buy" decisions Articulate and defend technical design decisions, including benefits and trade-offs related to risk management, resource optimization, and scalability, to both staff and peers Evaluate and recommend balanced approach and specific actions to manage and reduce technical debt Collaborate with PMO and Quality Engineering to establish and publish metrics and KPIs related to staff productivity and project progress Contribute to and ensure adoption of architectural and coding standards and practices Ensure execution of unit testing and code review practices Collaborate with technical and non-technical resources outside of IT organization to understand and negotiate deliverables and timelines Build and cultivate relationships with key business personnel as well as external vendors Qualifications Minimum 10 years of experience designing, developing, and supporting enterprise-grade applications in C# / .NET, Java, or similar object-oriented language in positions of increasing responsibility required Minimum 10 years of experience designing data structures and writing and optimizing SQL queries in SQL Server or other relational database platform required Minimum 5 years managing technical teams required Strong knowledge of object-oriented software design patterns required. Experience designing pluggable applications using inversion of control (IoC) structures preferred Experience working with modern source control repositories such as Team Foundation Services (TFS) and Git required Experience with statistical and financial packages such as MatLab, R, FinCAD, etc. a plus Working knowledge of or experience using middleware solutions such as Mulesoft or Apigee a plus Experience with DevOps concepts such as CI/CD pipelines and containerization (Kubernetes) preferred Experience or familiarity with newer architectural paradigms such as microservices and event-driven structures preferred 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. Advanced degree preferred Experience working on agile teams strongly preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Working knowledge of basic financial instruments and markets required. Previous professional experience in financial services sector (asset management, banking, etc) strongly preferred. CFA, CPA, FRM, CAIA, or other professional designation 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