IT Project Manager, Operations (Des Moines, IA)

| Des Moines, IA
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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.

Purpose:
The Project Manager will manage multiple projects for Operations.

Accountabilities:
  • Facilitates the advancement of multiple parallel work streams while delivering policy conversion projects requiring cross functional IT/business resources.
  • Manages deliverables to achieve measurable outcomes.
  • Manages project resource demand and allocations in accordance to defined EPMO metrics.
  • Manages the planning and delivery of projects through a gated process, from initiation through delivery and project close, meeting scope, costs and schedules as approved per project plan.
  • May lead multiple projectswith accelerated timelines within IT using Agile/Iterative methodologies.
  • Mediates conflicting priorities and delays between dependent work streams.
  • Partners with Agile project teams to define deliverables andplan sprint milestones.
  • Delivers projects effectively with limited oversight including: developing attainable project plans with key milestones, understanding project interdependencies, proactively identifying and managing resource demand & conflict and ensuring projects achieve measurable outcomes.
  • Delivers projects within defined fundamental project metrics (scope, schedule and cost).
  • Develops, oversees and measures the project's work effort on the following knowledge areas: Scope, Time, Communications, Cost, Resources & Risk.


Qualifications and Experience:
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility & success within Project Management.
  • Experience with software upgrade projects and/or insurance product projects strongly preferred.
  • Previous insurance or financial services experience preferred.
  • Skilled with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, etc.).
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of Project Management and SDLC processes.
  • Experience in Agile methodology required.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira application 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 operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in West Des Moines, IA. Athene was founded in 2009. It has 1254 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Athene, click here.
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