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Athene Third Party Administration (TPA) Operations Sr Specialist 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 Third Party Administration (TPA) Operations Sr Specialist works with Third Party Administrators (TPAs), business partners and business stakeholders across the company.


  • Works independently with minimal direction

  • Monitors financial and nonfinancial TPA transactions to ensure accurate reporting on monthly service performance reports and audit requirements

  • Provide oversight, training and assistance to TPA Specialists

  • Handles Monthly Service Calls with TPAs

  • Researches and responds to general requests and inquiries from internal stakeholders, TPAs, agents & some policyowners about products, processes, policy information, within required turnaround times

  • Conducts research to identify root causes of service issues and errors, monitor trends, identify recurring issues, and determine appropriate corrective action to prevent future occurrences at TPAS

  • Review test results of system changes/process improvements at TPAs & approve move to production, suggest changes to system when needed

  • Assists in the development and documentation of internal/external processes, policies & procedures

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • 3+ years of professional experience required, with annuities and pension experience strongly preferred

  • Skilled at creative thinking, decision analysis, problem solving, and systems thinking

  • Ability to demonstrate experience in identifying, researching, quantifying and developing logical and creative solutions to problems

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Leadership & management skills

  • Skilled at managing and addressing conflict

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office suite

  • Builds and fosters relationships with key contacts throughout the organization

  • Works effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Works effectively with outside consultants and vendors

  • Able to influence without formal authority

Willing to consider candidates at 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.