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Athene Finance Systems Solutions Lead in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.

Purpose:

The Finance Systems Solution Architect will assist in planning, coordination, architecting and supervision of all activities related to the integration of software programs, applications, and third-party software as a service (SAAS) solutions as needed to meet the business requirements of the organization. This position will be part of a team who serve as project lead, partnering with the business and other areas within IT, to be the go-to-system integration support for the Controllership and FP&A global end-user community. This role is also responsible for identifying ways to make processes more efficient, offering continuous improvement recommendations, developing and delivering integration enhancements.

Accountabilities:

  • Serve as the go-to person for integrations within the Finance Systems portfolio of applications including but not limited to Oracle R12 EBS, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion DRM, Concur, Cor360, Kyriba and other various inhouse developed and third-party SaaS solutions.

  • Assist in the development of a solutions architecture program including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for the finance systems architecture.

  • Assure solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the overall landscape of finance technology solutions.

  • Champion a structured approach to business application solutions while adhering to best practices and IT standards and procedures.

  • Collaborate and coordinate the architectural design with key stakeholders in Finance, Accounting and IT.

  • Consult with vendors and salespeople to evaluate new products and technologies.

  • Lead and participate in activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design and solution implementation.

  • Perform proof of concepts, create solution prototypes and participate in technology selection.

  • Provide leadership, technology guidance and mentorship within the IT organization.

  • Research, identify, design, document and communicate integration solutions to address specific business problems for a secure, efficient and adaptable future state model.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible business systems/processes analysis experience.

  • Experience gathering requirements, probing into problems, facilitating meetings, documenting specifications and coordinating or leading projects.

  • Experience in the Insurance industry, helpful, but not required.

  • Experience with GAAP and STAT accounting basis.

  • Experience with Oracle R12 or Hyperion is a plus.

  • Expertise in enterprise integration design.

  • Involvement in major enterprise projects, including building business requirements documentation (BRD) and active participation in the design, testing, training and implementation phases.

  • Problem solving ability with a strong technical aptitude to perform root cause analysis.

  • Strong understanding of integration points between financial applications.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Accounting or equivalent professional experience.

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene (https://www.athene.com/about/usa-careers) .

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans (https://www.athene.com/our-veterans) .

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here (https://www.athene.com/about/careers) .

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