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Athene Senior Software Developer, Risk 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.


We are looking for a Software Engineer who is passionate about Agile software development and wants to grow into a leadership role. You will be joining a .NET team, but web development experience in Java or Python is acceptable. Mid-level and senior candidates are encouraged to apply. We have a hybrid work environment that includes 4 days in office and 1 day remote. Candidates must be within a commutable distance to West Des Moines, Iowa or Stamford, Connecticut. Relocation assistance to West Des Moines is available.


  • Work closely with our derivative and risk teams to integrate best practices in the development of analytical tools and processes.

  • Work extensively with large data sets and have the ability to optimize and create efficient data models and SQL queries for performance.

  • Communicate and present to the team, management and stakeholders.

  • Design, code, and test all sizes of application solutions independently or as part of a team.

  • Effectively communicate and document the application architecture, utilizing industry standards as part of a team.

  • Ensure team adherence to internal policies and procedures (standards, controls and metrics).

  • Independently document own code and produce technical design documentation.

  • Resolve complex software issues across multiple software applications.

  • Work as an integral member of the software development team to design, develop, and maintain applications.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4+ years of application development experience.

  • Experience with C#, ASP.NET, MVC and Git source control is required.

  • Experience using SQL Server, SQL, PostGres, VBA for Excel is preferred.

  • Experience with Angular, Typescript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript is preferred.

  • Experience with REST API, Web APIs, RESTFUL Web Services is preferred.

  • Experience with test automation and TDD is preferred.

  • General background in mathematical finance (econometrics, statistics etc.) and d evelopment using various market data like Bloomberg API, MarkIt. is preferred.

  • Knowledge of GPU/CUDA programming and programming for and deploying applications on the cloud is preferred.

  • Knowledge of SOLID principles is preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science 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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