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Athene Sr Business Analyst 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 Sr Business Analyst is responsible for elicitation, analysis, and documentation of business requirements of strategic projects. This role acts as a liaison, facilitating and communicating among several business and IT stakeholders. May involve work with third party entities or vendors. The Sr Business Analyst works independently to lead projects to successful completion following Athene USA business analysis methodology.


  • Facilitates and leads interview with business stakeholders to understand business and system needs

  • Translate needs into effective business requirement documents.

  • Employs various analysis techniques to create business requirements (Current and future state process models, requirement plans, context diagrams, business rules, use cases, user stories)

  • Chooses appropriate method, tailors to audience, provide facts and achieves intended purpose.

  • Strong facilitation skills including making sure meetings are well organized, stay on task, and have clear objectives that are met

  • Embraces change and provide encouragement to guide others through change; effectively manages conflict

  • Partners with Quality Assurance (QA) and coordinates User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with business areas

  • Works effectively with all levels of the organization, including executive leadership

  • Participates in BA Peer review sessions presenting business requirement documents and mentors less experienced business analysts

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education with 5+ years of experience as a business analyst or business consultant experience required.

  • Understands and employs business analysis concepts (business process modelling (BPM), context diagrams, use cases and user stories)

  • Proficient with Project Management and Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (SDLC)

  • Experience working with annuity and/or financial services industry preferred

  • Experience working with reporting, policy data and data definitions

  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint)

  • Must have strong knowledge of company vision, mission, and strategic objectives

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Willing to consider candidates at a higher level dependent upon qualifications and 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.