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Principal Software Engineer (Data Solutions) in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal is going all in with AWS and has created a newly formed Cloud Platform Engineering team focused on Data Solutions! As a Software Engineer, you'll be instrumental in enabling our enterprise to mature as a data driven organization. This role will work closely with the community of engineers and product teams to help contribute to and influence the adoption of AWS at Principal. We are looking for an engineer who has a passion for data, to assist us in providing guidance and support as we navigate our journey from on-prem to cloud-based solutions. If you enjoy solving complex problems in a highly collaborative culture, please consider applying today!

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute toward our vision to become a data-driven organization, through the use of database, data integration, data management, business intelligence and analytics platforms and tools.

  • Provide best practices and consulting for cloud solutions.

  • Use enterprise architecture and governance, as a means of providing clear guidance and structure.

  • Explore cloud technology and evolve our cloud capabilities over time, including staying ahead of industry trends.

  • Collaborate with highly skilled and motivated engineering teams.

  • Work directly with partners to optimize existing solutions and architect new ones to meet needs and expectations.

  • Experiment with new technologies and practices to find creative solutions to sophisticated problems.

  • 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 programming, data engineering or cloud experience

  • Working knowledge of AWS cloud platform

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Strong software engineering background including, but not limited to:

  • Solving problems by capturing user requirements, defining system functionalities, and developing testable code in various languages

  • Experience in improving operations, documenting and demonstrating solutions and ensuring software is updated and secure

  • Design and develop software and systems that meet user needs and comply with project and industry standards

  • Familiarity with data solutions

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices such as CI/CD pipelines, test-driven development, etc.

  • Strong written and verbal communication

Keys to success in this position:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous, collaborative environment

  • Eagerness to learn independently.

  • Ability to challenge the status quo

Job level

We’ll consider talent at multiple 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

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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: 2021-29827

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt