Data Engineer - #221786Job Area:ITBusiness Area:Corporate Systems SupportLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:05/11/2018Responsibilities:Do you want a career where you can make a real difference? At Principal, you can.We work with a greater purpose in mind-to give people the financial tools and confidence to live their best lives. And we take that to heart not only for our clients but also extend that to our employees.We are growing the company's ability to better understand our customers and their interactions through the use of data. The Global Center for Brand and Insights portfolio operates in a dynamic environment supporting a team of data scientists developing advanced analytical solutions incorporating sentiment analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, business intelligence, and customer understanding including segmentation, retention, and risk management.In this role you will:Assist with advancing a data-driven decision making culture through the adoption and usage of new tools to provide access to all types of data in a variety of platforms and formats.Experiment with innovative solutions and iterate through cutting-edge implementations to solve business problems and provide new insightsProvide development and operational support for distributed technologies to ingest and process large data sources using Scala, Hadoop, NoSQL, and JavaBe part an agile scrum team, working collaboratively to find great solutionsBe encouraged and supported in pursuing continuous improvement in yourself, your team, and seeking opportunities for career growthWe are willing to consider remote candidates for this position.Qualifications:Strongest candidates would have a computer-related degree and 2+ years of professional Data Management experience in a Big Data environment and exposure to many of the preferred skills listed belowOthers we would consider:1+ years of professional Data Management experience (in this case, an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field would suffice)Completion of an intensive Code Academy or Code School program if you also have the following:An Associate's or Bachelor's degree1 year of technical experience in an IT data/developer/engineering roleWilling to be on-callPreferred experience or aptitude to learn:Big Data technologies:Programming languages such as Scala, Java, PythonData Stores such as HadoopProcessing engines such as Spark, MapReduceQuery tools such as Impala, HiveData Virtualization such as DenodoPipeline frameworks such as Kafka, Flume, SqoopContent Search such as Solr, ElasticsearchExperience with R or SAS is a plusAptitude for Quality Assurance Testing including test-driven development and design patternsAbility to translate business and marketing desires into technical solutionsStrong problem solving and analytical thinking mindsetAbility to explain and translate highly technical concepts to individuals without a technical backgroundCollaboration and relationship building skillsSelf-driven, motivated independent learner, showing initiativeEmployee Referral:Click on "Email to a Friend" to notify a friend or family member of this opportunity.Learn more about our company!:As a member of Principal's global IT community, you are part of a high-performing culture that promotes employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, and career development while fostering flexibility between professional and personal responsibilities. The work you do while partnering closely with the business puts our customers' needs first by shaping the financial security of millions of lives across the globe!Principal was #18 on Computerworld's list of making it 16 years in a row on the list! Click the link to read all about it.And, if you have 2 minutes, you'll want to watch this video about our company:Visa Sponsorship:This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work autho