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Athene Oracle Build Manager, Finance IT 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 IT Finance Oracle Build Manager will be responsible for overseeing design, execution and delivery of Finance portfolio initiatives on Oracle EBS and Hyperion platforms, as well as a suite of third party hosted web apps. The Oracle Build Manager will lead and support a team made up of onshore and offshore, full time employees and managed services resources.


  • Manage and develop a multi discipline team dedicated to building and modifying Oracle finance applications.

  • Participate in vendor engagements to ensure responsibilities are met, specifically related to resource allocation and time management.

  • Practice and apply performance management techniques, including but not limited to, annual assessments, recognition and disciplinary action in accordance with Athene policies.

  • Collaborate with Architecture and Run groups to deliver sustainable code/config and align to Athene’s technology objectives.

  • Develop and assess data to monitor and measure team productivity, project metrics and overall team effectiveness.

  • Engage with Finance IT and Business counterparts to transition new technology deliverables into the production environment.

  • Engage with leadership and portfolio management to plan projects; develop and maintain resource plans aligned with portfolio initiatives.

  • Maintain transparent communication with direct reports, business partners and IT management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years' technical experience.

  • 2+ years leading technical teams or projects, preferably in the financial, accounting or insurance services sector.

  • Proficient in Systems Development Methodologies (SDLC) and awareness of Agile/Iterative approaches.

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

  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to both manage and execute to programs.

  • Experience constructing and maintaining business partner and vendor relationships.

  • Oracle EBS and or Oracle Hyperion experience strongly preferred.

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.