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Principal Sr Software Engineer (web re-imagination), remote available in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Sr. Software Engineer in our Principal Global Investors (PGI) business area, you'll be an integral part of supporting our digital asset team, helping rebuild and craft PGI's entire web experience. This role is critical in being the voice of development and alignment with architecture!

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

  • Own and design all software development layers of a solution (front end as well as full-stack)

  • Collaborate with engineering teams and internal/external partners to deliver an industry leading web experience.

  • Regularly deliver software on-time and constantly work to make accurate estimates and deliver on those estimates.

  • Provide technical advice and weigh in on technical decisions while using customer insights gained through data and partnership with the 3rd party.

  • Coach, guide and set direction for the team in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

We’re looking for someone with:

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

  • 6+ years of programming/coding (we'll use C#, Node, Python, and others)

  • Sophisticated leadership, planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required.

  • Must have the desire to learn new technology and continuously grow.

  • web-redesign experience highly preferred

Here is the tech stack you'll be using in this role (don't worry, we don't expect you to have all of these!)

  • Databases (ElastiCache, Redis, Redshift, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL server, AuroraDB, JSON residing in S3, Athena)

  • APIs (C# (.NET Core), Node, Python, Lambdas, API Gateway, Cognito)

  • Front end (React, Drupal, Angular)


This role may require on-call responsibilities.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level 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: 2020-28488

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt