Principal Financial Group Agile Scrum Team Member - #222226 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: ITBusiness Area: Corporate Systems SupportLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Recent College Graduate,Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2018-09-14


Principal is seeking a driven, personable, smart, and technical individual that will be a rock star teammate on our Corporate System Support scrum team. In this position, you will be working with a highly collaborative scrum team to support, design and implement solutions used by our Law and Government Relations departments. Ideal candidates will help push the boundaries of traditional IT roles by contributing to our engineering culture in a variety of ways including (but not limited to) performing traditional IT Business Analysis and Product Owner tasks, assisting in system design / configuration, and executing system testing. On this team, you will enjoy:

  • Being a key member of a SAFe Agile scrum team that is fast paced in delivering business value

  • Working with great people in a modern, collaborative IT environment

  • Working on a variety of applications, legacy to cutting-edge, developed in house to vendor hosted

  • Empowerment to innovate and experiment with different ideas and solutions

  • Contributing to key decisions in how our services are built

  • Tightly knit community of IT professionals who value strong working relationships to meet team goals


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree (6 years of experience equates to an Associate’s degree when defining “equivalent work experience”)

  • 1+ years of experience in an IT field – including internship or professional experience

  • Strong preference given to individuals with backgrounds as a technical business analyst, technical product owner, etc.

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

  • Ability to contribute to scrum team in multiple ways – Some examples include:

  • SQL, vendor app configuration tasks, perform system testing, contribute to writing features / user stories, requirements gathering and documentation, identifying areas for process improvement, ability to demonstrate java knowledge and/or experience

  • Exceptional planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical, time management, decision-making, and communication skills

  • Able to maintain accuracy and confidentiality

  • Basic leadership skills; proven ability to be a self-starter and seek opportunities for involvement

  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning

Core competencies for success:

  • Be comfortable with the uncomfortable, ask questions, be inquisitive, be a self-starter

  • Dive right in and position yourself for success by building relationships and learning quickly and trying new things

  • Able to prioritize or break down complex things into small chunks

  • A keen sense of translating the work we do back to the business value derived

  • A confident speaker; able to articulate well in small to medium size groups

  • A trusted confidant to your scrum team

  • Able to approach negotiations in a diplomatic but confident manner

  • Able to establish lasting trusted relationships with business partners

Job Level

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.

Principal Code of Ethics

You may be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

Additional Information

What’s next? Innovation at its finest.

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Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we’d hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.