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Athene Senior IT Manager, Enterprise Data Management 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 Senior IT Manager will be responsible for further building out our enterprise data warehouse capabilities to support Athene’s business needs. The role requires managing a team across geographical locations and lead the team to identify, research, analyze and resolve complex information technology issues related to data warehousing. The ability to partner with other IT functions, manage complex systems, understand business processes, ensure our policies and standards are adhered to and continuously build for the future are all essential to the success of this role


  • Drive continuous improvements to the core data warehouse and drive innovation by introducing new capabilities/technologies/processes etc.

  • Ideate, define and lead the implementation of automated processes to ensure reliability and accuracy of information loaded into the databases.

  • Provide effective performance management including but not limited to annual assessments, recognition and disciplinary action in accordance with Athene policies.

  • Provide technical advice to senior IT management or Project Managers, assisting them with high level planning or issue resolution.

  • Mentor and support the professional, technical and personal growth of team members.

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

  • Coordinate with all areas of enterprise data management as a lead to ensure patterns, decisions and tooling is implemented in accordance with enterprise standards.

  • Deliver projects within defined EPMO fundamental metrics: schedule, costs and resource allocations.

  • Drive the adoption of cloud technologies focused on AWS.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 6+ years of Data Warehouse experience.

  • 3+ years technical leadership experience, including people management.

  • Hands-on experience working with relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL.

  • Knowledge of DevOps tools like Git, Jenkins.

  • Previous annuity or financial services experience preferred.

  • Proficient in Systems Development Methodologies (SDLC) and hand on experience with Agile/Iterative delivery.

  • Skilled with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio etc.)

  • Strong SQL skills.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science 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.