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Symetra Life Insurance Company

Actuary II - Remote


Symetra has an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Actuary II!

About the role

Retirement Actuarial financial reporting is looking for an Actuary II-III with experience in PolySystems who can take on a versatile role of special projects, review of PolySystems modeling, and/or regular quarterly results review. This position requires an individual who can understand the details of the modeling while also being able to identify the most important projects. You will have communication with senior leadership and possibly executive management. In the future, you may supervise a small actuarial team of analysts and actuarial students.

Primary Responsibilities

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  • Leads special projects related to PolySystems and Annuities Financial Reporting
  • Responsible for actuarial reports, projects, and analysis.
  • Improves processes and creates efficiencies with reporting, documentation, and transparency.
  • May assist with division and actuarial team strategy.
  • Approximately 30% of time spent on recurring duties, 40% on project related work, and 30% management related duties including reviewing work and developing employees.

What we offer you

"If you want to invest in yourself and build a career, this is a great place to work. If you don't want to put in the effort to learn the industry and become a student of the business (it takes real effort!), there are easier places to work." Cris H. - AVP Internal Sales, Training and Development

"Symetra is inclusive of all employees regardless of their personal differences." Darrell J. - Actuary III

"Symetra values learning. Symetra has so many resources - whether that is the Student of the Business courses, sponsorship of professional certifications, or just individual employees being so willing to teach and answer questions." Felicia D. - Financial Reporting Lead Senior Analyst

Benefits and Perks

We don't take a "one-size-fits-all" approach when it comes to our employees. Our programs are designed to make your life better both at work and at home.

  • Flexible full-time or hybrid telecommuting arrangements
  • Plan for your future with our 401(k) plan and take advantage of immediate vesting and company matching up to 6%
  • Paid time away including vacation and sick time, flex days and ten paid holidays
  • Give back to your community and double your impact through our company matching
  • Want more details? Check out our Symetra Benefits Overview


Salary Range: $117,900 - $196,500 plus eligibility for annual bonus program


Your education, experience and skills

  • Finished with actuarial exams (FSA), or career ASAs with 15+ yrs. exp and strong performance
  • Experience with PolySystems
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of actuarial concepts and assumptions used for modeling and financial reporting
  • Demonstrates this depth with quality advice and recommendations
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage junior actuaries
  • Ability to solve complex actuarial problems independently in a multi-dimensional context
  • Significant knowledge of insurance/products and the industry
  • Experienced in a variety of company, industry, and regulatory actuarial issues
  • Commitment to professional development

We empower inclusion

At Symetra, we aspire to be the most inclusive insurance company in the country. We're building a place where every employee feels valued, respected, and has opportunities to contribute. Inclusion is about recognizing our assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, and removing barriers.

We accept and celebrate diverse experiences, identities, and perspectives, because lifting each other up fuels thought and builds a stronger, more innovative company. We invite you to learn more about our efforts Here.

Creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom

Symetra is a national financial services company dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals and feel confident about the future. In our daily work, we're guided by the principles of Value, Transparency and Sustainability. This means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and openly so people understand what they're buying, and we design products-and operate our company-to stand the test of time. We're committed to showing up for our communities, lifting up our employees, and standing up for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Join our team and help us create a world where more people have access to financial freedom.

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Work Authorization

Employer work visa sponsorship and support are not provided for this role. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at hire and must maintain authorization to work in the United States throughout their employment with our company.



Job ID: Symetra-5000946139906
Employment Type: Other