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Principal Cloud Software Engineer - Remote Available in Des Moines, Iowa

Are you passionate about delighting customers with the software you write? Do you enjoy solving complex problems with innovative and well-crafted software? Do you enjoy exploring and working with emerging cloud native technologies?

Group Benefits offers quality, affordable employee benefits our customers can depend on. We are looking for a software engineer to join our team to help us support the technology used in group insurance. In this role, you will work as part of a team reimagining the next generation of business processes, systems, and user experiences that will set us ahead of the competition.

As a member of the team, you will share responsibilities in:

  • Participate and foster an atmosphere of innovation and experimentation

  • Work in an agile/lean and DevOps environment with a focus on product development & integration with a vendor solution

  • Strive for customer focus through high collaboration with our business, digital partners, teams all with diverse perspectives

  • Work with emerging cloud native technologies to build rich user experiences and highly scalable systems

  • Develop well-crafted software and constantly improve upon it by applying industry standards, patterns, and best practices

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience

  • Development experience in a modern technology (academic, internship/professional, or community exposure)

  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills

  • Basic leadership and presentation skills

  • Strongest candidates will have 3-4+ years of experience and familiarity with many of the “preferred” skills listed below

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Experience working on cloud (Serverless, PaaS, CaaS)

  • Experience working across multiple languages (e.g. Typescript and Java)

  • Experience with front end technologies and/or front-end frameworks

  • Experience building highly scalable distributed systems

  • Experience with Test Driven Development

  • Experience with Continuous Integration

  • Experience with AWS

  • Hours

This position may require on-call responsibilities.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal 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 veteran status.


Requisition ID: 2021-31771

Enterprise Segment: USIS

Business Area: Specialty Benefits Division

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt