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Principal Software Engineer (informal leader), remote opportunity available in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you have a passion of leading technology strategy and working in an agile environment?

If so, our corporate system support area is looking for an informal software engineer leader! You’ll work in a scrum team to design, implement, and support technical solutions with a focus on our corporate applications. You'll be a key player in driving business outcomes and innovating technology products through thought and informal leadership.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Supporting new and existing applications through development

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

  • Collaborating with business partners and cross-discipline IT team members

  • Innovating and experimenting with different ideas and technologies

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

  • Providing minimal on-call support

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

  • 3+ years of professional object oriented software development experience, Java preferred

Additional preferred experience:

  • Formal or informal leadership

  • Object-oriented programming

  • Vendor integration and configuration

  • ETL, reporting and SQL

  • Cloud development

  • Ability to identify problems and build solutions for the business

  • Have a continual learning mentality


This role is available as a remote opportunity 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

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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: 2020-28395

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt