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Principal Software Engineer (Front End Development), remote available in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Software Engineer in our Retirement and Income Solutions (RIS) area, you'll solve business problems through technology as part of a scrum team with a front end development focus. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, and collaborative to deliver innovative solutions and provide ongoing support of our systems.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Deliver high quality customer centric solutions that incorporate desired capabilities, security, scalability, and performance

  • Collaborate with your scrum team to solve interesting and complex problems to create a positive customer experience

  • Work within agile methodology and participate in agile ceremonies like sprint planning, backlog grooming and daily stand-ups.

  • Collaborate with architecture, technical engineers, and other roles on application design and architecture.

  • Develop web based applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery, Bootstrap, Backbone, Dust.js & React.

  • Develop maintainable and high quality software by integrating automation tests and following best practices as laid out by the team.

  • Own continuous improvement in yourself, your team and the solutions you build

  • This role will require on-call rotation

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree, preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate’s degree when defining “equivalent work experience”)

  • Front end development experience with JavaScript, HTML, or CSS (professional, academic, or community exposure)

  • Strongest candidates will have experience and/or familiarity with most of the technologies/tasks below

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Maintenance of various front-end frameworks including Backbone, JSF, XSLT

  • Creating new web experiences using React, Redux, and Next

  • Agile/scrum methodology experience

Strengths for success:

  • Strong desire to learn and take initiative

  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment and with other teams, and communicate at both a technical and business level

  • Ability to influence and participate in code reviews and break down larger work efforts and manage multiple tasks


This team is primarily located in our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA and Charlotte, NC office but will consider remote candidates.

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: 2020-28430

Business Area: Pension

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt