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Athene Actuarial Solutions Architect 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 Actuarial Solutions Architect will be responsible for leading multiple IT efforts focused on providing data to Athene’s Actuarial group from numerous internal and external sources.


  • Works closely with Business Analysts to support the Actuarial IT Department.

  • Architects and designs medium to large solutions to meet Actuarial needs focused on collecting, conforming and reporting data with modeling and reporting consumers in mind.

  • Designs, codes and tests all sizes of application solutions using object-oriented development, with a current focus on Python.

  • Develops and maintains strategic roadmap to support actuarial business needs with technical solutions.

  • Directs team members to keep project deliverables organized around target architecture.

  • Leveraging actuarial knowledge, actively engages in creative problem solving to maximize the productivity and effectiveness of business processes, outcomes and controls.

  • Mentors less experienced team members on application design, development and technical delivery.

  • Produces architectural and technical design documentation.

  • Relates product and actuarial concepts to internal and external administration system data.

  • Works directly with business partners to set expectations and delivery scope.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of Annuity or Reinsurance Industry experience.

  • 3+ years of object-oriented development experience.

  • Deep understanding of multiple facets of the annuity business (administration, product development, pricing, modeling, valuation).

  • Documented history of successfully leading implementation teams.

  • Python preferred.

  • Strong understanding of Annuity product features and associated data required.

  • Ability to clearly communicate at the executive level, as well as the individual contributor level.

  • Ability to communicate/translate seamlessly between Actuaries and Developers.

  • Actuarial knowledge/experience a strong plus.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Math, Actuarial Science or related field required.

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.