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Athene Data Integrations IT Manager, Software Development 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 Data Integrations IT Manager position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing various applications and technologies that support Athene’s business operations workflow platform by leading a team of technology professionals through the Agile delivery process. This position is located in our West Des Moines, Iowa office.


  • Lead a team of technology professionals responsible for the stability, reliability and maturity of Athene’s operational processing workflow platform and supporting technologies.

  • Monitor platform health and performance.

  • Partner with Project Managers to plan and align project deliverables and milestones into epics, sprints and stories.

  • Partner with the Product Owner to identify delivery priorities, dependencies and risks.

  • Restore services and functionality per service level agreements and service level objectives.

  • Work with the Scrum Master and Scrum teams to ensure consistent velocity in planning, facilitating and management of Agile sprints, including various sprint ceremonies and activities (e.g., backlog grooming, sprint planning, story refinement, daily stand-ups, sprint retrospectives, sprint demos, etc.).

  • Drive team to results through Athene’s project delivery and Agile methodologies.

  • Ensure minimal system downtime.

  • Ensure that the Scrum Teams deliver technology-enabled business capabilities that will enhance Athene’s operational processing workflow platform and supporting technologies.

  • Implement technical and process improvements in order to enhance overall platform stability, reliability, maintainability and performance.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience performing application development and support activities.

  • 2+ years of experience formally or informally leading other individuals.

  • 2+ years working in an Agile / Scrum-based environment.

  • Proficiency with Python or similar interpreted languages.

  • Proficiency with RESTful APIs.

  • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases.

  • Proficiency with source code management tools and processes.

  • Understanding of Containerization and Cloud enablement

  • Experience developing, deploying and managing Amazon Web Services-based (or a similar cloud service) solutions preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

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) 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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