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Principal Experienced Software Engineer (python, cloud) in Des Moines, Iowa

What you’ll do:

Do you have a passion for helping lead technology strategy, while still staying hands on in software development? Is so, look no further!

Our Corporate System Support (CSS) business is looking for a Software Engineer to work closely with our financial business partners. We are looking to migrate our on-prem solutions to the cloud and you would be directly involved in helping our scrum team get there! This Software Engineer will have a lot of flexibility on how to work through this migration and take ownership of execution.

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you’ll do:

  • Learning and growing with the team as we seek to implement new technologies and practices, build in security and monitoring from the start, improve our coding practices, provide scale and performance capabilities, and evolve our engineering culture.

  • Help spark solutions and innovate through technology products to drive business outcomes for our cash management and accounting work.

  • Implement solutions to expand our business functions (development, configuration, security, integration, cloud/SaaS, vendor interaction, etc.)

  • Support new and existing applications through development (on-prem and cloud)

  • Providing informal leadership and mentorship to others within the team.

We’re looking for someone with:

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

  • 3+ years of professional object-oriented or functional software development experience, Java highly preferred

  • Informal leadership or mentorship experience

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Vendor integration and configuration

  • ETL, reporting and SQL

  • Cloud (AWS)


This role is available as a remote opportunity within the US, or located in our Des Moines, IA headquarters.

Job level

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

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

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: 2021-29636

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt