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Athene IT QA Analyst III 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 QA Analyst will analyze business requirements for testability and completion using Functional Specification Documents, Business Requirements Documents and Technical Design Documents.


  • Reviews and analyzes functional and nonfunctional requirements.

  • Reviews and analyzes technical designs and specifications.

  • Supports the coordination of User Acceptance Testing activities.

  • Supports the development of program and project-level test plans.

  • Adheres to project management, application delivery and quality assurance methodologies and processes.

  • Contributes to triage, management and resolution of defects, working closely with relevant stakeholders (e.g., Developers, UAT Testers).

  • Designs test cases with traceability back to functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Develops an understanding and progressive knowledge base of business processes and associated applications to be tested.

  • Executes test cases and documents testing results, including pass/fail details and logging of defects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4+ years of applicable QA experience.

  • Experience with interpreting functional and non-functional requirements and translating into testing scenarios and cases.

  • Experience with test case writing, test execution, status reporting, defect tracking and test analysis.

  • Good oral and written communications skills in order to interact on a daily basis with System Developers, Business Systems Analysts and others.

  • Good understanding of project scope and objectives.

  • Intermediate SQL skills.

  • Working knowledge of JIRA, Selenium and qTest is a plus.

  • Ability to be flexible with priorities in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks within the project and work with minimal supervision or guidance.

  • 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.

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.