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Athene Programmer Analyst (Actuarial Systems) 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.


This Actuarial Systems Programmer Analyst will be responsible for providing technical solutions for purposes of analyzing, designing, developing, testing, and implementing changes to the Actuarial Reporting Application and automated control framework processes.The ideal candidate will have a passion for cross collaboration and problem solving utilizing mathematical and technological capabilities. Ideal candidates should have the desire and ability to understand the underlying mechanics and processes associated with Actuarial Financial Reporting of annuities.


  • Enhance and maintain actuarial system reporting processes by translating end user requests into MG-ALFA, Integrate, Python, Power BI, and Azure Data Flows system design, data flow, and logic. Through various technologies, develop automated solutions for purposes of enhancing the end-to-end data flows, building inputs and outputs, and enhancing controls. Utilize annuity and reporting subject matter expertise in all facets while ensuring best practices and standards and adherence to project schedules are met.

  • Develop sophisticated testing tools and dashboards utilizing mathematical and coding expertise to verify the accuracy of actuarial reporting inputs and outputs and enhance reporting analysis capabilities across various downstream reporting users including applications to support new business onboarding, regulatory updates, and actuarial analysis.

  • Develop custom scripts and applications, test applications, and perform routine maintenance. Create detailed test cases and document all programming and systems changes to include flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and revision dates.

  • Ability to collaborate with the scrum team members from various areas of the organization to deliver value. Collaboration with Developers, Systems Analysts, and Quality Assurance to develop a test strategy and test cases. Collaboration with Actuarial and Information Technology areas as it relates to system enhancement requirements and process flow charting.

  • Ability to interact with and understand database structure, query building experience.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, debug, and fix issues as they arise. Communicate effectively with various teams, 3rd party vendors and team members to accurately and efficiently resolve issues.

  • Annuity product experience is preferred. Position will require the ability to develop a strong understanding of Annuity products and actuarial reporting processes. Preferable candidates have experience in Financial Services or Insurance industry on applications, systems or processes relating to Financial Reporting, Actuarial, Annuity Policy Administration, etc.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Sciences or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

  • 1+ years of business or insurance experience preferred; experience with annuities is a plus

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and MS Office experience required

  • Experience using JAVA, SQL, PostgreSQL, C++, Python, XML, Visual Basic, PowerBI, Azure Data Flows, or equivalent programming language preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and strong math proficiency required.

  • Understanding of Project Management, Agile Project Development, Iterative Development, SDLC processes strongly preferred.

  • FLMI preferred.

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

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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

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