Life Actuary Senior - Annuity Pricing Team - Life Company

    • USAA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Posted 30 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 138,230.00 - 264,200.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Training and development
Product management
Product development
Risk management
Market analysis
Life insurance
Actuarial Science
Regulatory Compliance
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Let's do something that really matters.

At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all of our employees served in our nation's military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We're working as one to build a great experience and make a real impact for our members.

We believe in our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and service. They're what guides everything we do - from how we treat our members to how we treat each other. Come be a part of what makes us so special!

The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a dedicated Life Actuary Senior owns the regular pricing of fixed deferred and immediate annuity products as well as fixed indexed annuities, deferred income annuities and structured settlement annuities. The role involves working strategically with Product management, distribution and reinsurance for product pricing, product development and product implementation.

This role coordinates, prepares, and performs actuarial analyses required to develop new products, project future results, reprice existing products, and/or determine financial strength, while also mentoring junior members of the team in these key disciplines.

We offer a flexible work environment that requires an individual to be in the office 4 days per week. This position can be based in San Antonio, TX; Colorado Springs, CO.; Tampa, FL.; Phoenix, AZ. or can work Remotely in the continental U.S. with occasional business travel.Relocation assistance is NOT available for this position.

What you'll do:
  • Performs complex and often unique work assignments utilizing actuarial modeling software driven models for pricing, valuation, and/or risk management.
  • Reviews laws and regulations to ensure all processes are compliant and provides recommendations for improvements. Monitors industry communications regarding potential changes to existing laws and regulations.
  • Shares knowledge with team members and serves as a key resource to entire team, including leadership, on escalated issues and navigates obstacles to deliver work product.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in one or more key areas, such as Product Pricing, Reserving, Economic Capital, Modeling, Asset Liability Management, etc.
  • Leads a project team on complex assignments through concept, planning, execution, and implementation phases involving cross functional actuarial areas.
  • Develops exhibits and reports that help explain proposals/findings and provides information in an understandable and usable format for stakeholders.
  • Identifies and provides recommended solutions to business problems independently, often presenting recommendation to leadership.
  • Maintains proper price level, price structure, data availability and other requirements to achieve profitability and competitive goals.
  • Identifies critical assumptions to monitor and suggest timely remedies to correct or prevent unfavorable trends.
  • Tests impact of assumptions by identifying sources of gain and loss, the appropriate premiums, interest margins, reserves, and cash values for profitability and viability of new and existing products.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled in accordance with risk and compliance policies and procedures.

What you have:
  • Bachelor's degree OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • 6 years actuarial experience and attainment of Fellow within the Society of Actuaries (Without Bachelors 10 years of experience and FSA); OR 12 years relevant actuarial experience and attainment of Associate within the Society of Actuaries (Without Bachelors -16 years of experience and ASA).
  • Subject Matter Expert in one or more key areas, such as Product Pricing, Reserving, Economic Capital, Modeling, Asset Liability Management, etc.
  • Experience leading a project team on complex assignments through concept, planning, execution, and implementation phases involving cross functional actuarial areas.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing effective documentation, facilitating training and development, and presenting to various levels of management.

What sets you apart:
  • US military experience through military service or a military spouse/domestic partner
  • FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) Designation
  • 3 or more years of Annuity Pricing Experience
  • Experience with Moody's Analytics AXISTM
  • Experience with Python coding, especially converting excel VBA applications to Python.
  • Experience with automating manual processes using VBA or other Software.
  • Fixed Index Annuity experience a plus

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

What we offer:

Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market data of the position. The actual salary for this role may vary by location. The salary range for this position is: $138,230 - $264,200.

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance and at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning, and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

For more details on our outstanding benefits, please visit our benefits page on

Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis, this posting will remain open until the position is filled. Thus, interested candidates are encouraged to apply the same day they view this posting.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.