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Athene IT Project Manager, Risk 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.


The Risk IT team is seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to lead and manage a variety of IT delivery projects on our in-house Risk management platform (ATOM). The Risk portfolio of projects align and support Athene’s strategic goals and growth ambitions.


Demonstrates the drivers of project management effectiveness including:

  • Aligning project priorities to the Athene's strategies/objectives

  • Developing and executing on complex project plans and key milestones

  • Leading cross functional projects across multiple systems or functions

  • Leveraging the project team talent by assigning the right people with the right skills at the right time

  • Logical problem solving

  • Managing vendor engagement within the project to ensure deliverables are met

  • Proactively identifying and mitigating risks

  • Serving as a mentor for other Project Managers and team members

  • Understanding and managing project interdependencies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility & success within project management

  • Experience leading large custom and/or complex software development and/or implementation projects within the Insurance and Annuity industry

  • Experience managing complex cross-functional and technology projects/programs

  • Experience with Atlassian Suite’s JIRA application

  • Skilled with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.)

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills across all levels of the organization

  • Advanced Project Management and SDLC skills

  • Experience in utilizing resource tools to manage capacity, forecast, demand and allocation of people

  • Experience leading Agile delivery teams, projects and programs

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of education and work 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.

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support 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:

Workplace awards

  • Iowa’s Top Workplaces; since 2015

  • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019

United Way of Central Iowa awards

  • Advocate & Volunteer, 2016

  • Spirit of Central Iowa. 2017

  • Game Changer & Impact-Maker, 2018

  • Spirit of Central Iowa, 2019

  • Impact-Maker, 2020

Awards for veteran support

  • 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

​​​​​​​Product awards

  • 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.