Athene IT Project Manager, 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.
The Risk IT team is seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to lead and manage a variety of IT delivery projects on our in-house Risk management platform (ATOM). The Risk portfolio of projects align and support Athene’s strategic goals and growth ambitions.
Demonstrates the drivers of project management effectiveness including:
Aligning project priorities to the Athene's strategies/objectives
Developing and executing on complex project plans and key milestones
Leading cross functional projects across multiple systems or functions
Leveraging the project team talent by assigning the right people with the right skills at the right time
Logical problem solving
Managing vendor engagement within the project to ensure deliverables are met
Proactively identifying and mitigating risks
Serving as a mentor for other Project Managers and team members
Understanding and managing project interdependencies
Qualifications and Experience:
5+ years of progressive responsibility & success within project management
Experience leading large custom and/or complex software development and/or implementation projects within the Insurance and Annuity industry
Experience managing complex cross-functional and technology projects/programs
Experience with Atlassian Suite’s JIRA application
Skilled with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.)
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills across all levels of the organization
Advanced Project Management and SDLC skills
Experience in utilizing resource tools to manage capacity, forecast, demand and allocation of people
Experience leading Agile delivery teams, projects and programs
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of education and 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) 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:
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
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
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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