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Principal Experienced Info Security Sr Engineer (data protection/security) in Des Moines, Iowa

Come join a team that is passionate about data protection and cloud security! You will have the opportunity to help us build and mature our data protection engineering service across the globe and in the cloud. The position will help develop and drive and mature our service and strategy including research, architecture, and project management!

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

  • This position will work side-by-side security engineers and analysts passionate about protecting our confidential data, intellectual property and defending against insider risk.

  • Collaborate with partners to meet business needs while consulting on information security requirements and guidance.

  • Recommend, architect and design solutions that ensure successful results and enable strategic data protection objectives.

  • Assist with the development, testing and implementation of new data protection processes and procedures while ensure existing ones are kept accurate and up to date with constantly evolving methodologies and technologies.

  • Work with solutions that improve data protection for SaaS/Paas/IaaS environments.

  • Help drive strategy and prioritization of our data protection service

  • Manage projects and initiatives to broaden security across the enterprise

  • Use Data and Analytics to influence investment and provide insightful information around the state of data protection for the enterprise

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 IT related experience

  • 4+ years of experience working in an Info Security related role

  • Experience leading and managing initiatives and system implementations

  • Familiarity with Data Protection/Data Security concepts and technologies

  • Experience with Cloud security technologies and techniques (AWS preferred)

  • Hands-on troubleshooting, analysis, and technical expertise to resolve incidents and service requests

  • Experience with analyzing and interpreting data from multiple sources, documenting the results and providing meaningful analysis reports and briefings

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Past experience in development and/or automation background (PowerShell, Bash, Python, etc.)

  • Experience with data protection technologies and cloud tooling (DLP, Data Security, Encryption, CASB and CSPM solutions)

  • Experience utilizing reporting tooling (PowerBI, etc.)

Keys to success in this position:

  • Ability to communicate/interact with various audiences, including senior leaders

  • Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and prioritization skills

  • Ability to think strategically and work with a sense of urgency

  • Analytical skills and high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Passion for continuous learning

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: 2020-28840

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Information Services

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt