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Athene Actuarial Application Developer 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 Application Developer builds and maintains effective information software applications in Python that assist the company in minimizing administrative costs and maximizing information flow.


  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements changes to new and existing software applications.

  • Documents code with guidance from senior team members.

  • Participates in design and codes small to large software applications as part of a team.

  • Performs application testing to ensure delivery meets the user requirements.

  • Provides accurate estimates for a single application.

  • Supports internal policies and procedures (standards, controls and metrics).

  • Assists Project Managers in conducting fact-findings, which will result in the formulation and definition of the system scope and objectives for developing or modifying information software applications.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively within own team, across other IT teams and management.

  • Demonstrates ability to resolve complex software issues related to a single application.

  • Demonstrates understanding of various departments within IT and IT's function within the company.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3+ years of application development experience using Python, C#, Perl or other scripting language.

  • Experience in ETL tools and integration design, development and deployment.

  • Experience with an enterprise scheduling tool; Control M is preferred.

  • Experience with databases, PostgreSQL preferred; Teradata, Oracle, DB2 are also acceptable.

  • Experience with medium-scale internal software applications or related technologies.

  • Experience with SQL is preferred.

  • Knowledge of actuarial, annuity or insurance products is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of large-scale internal software applications or related technologies.

  • Strong understanding of Project Management and SDLC processes.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Systems Analysis or equivalent work 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.