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Principal Experienced Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

As an experienced Software Engineer in Corporate Systems Support (CSS), you’ll join an Agile team of cross-functional engineers focused on customer facing applications through channels such as the web, voice, and chat! As part of the Customer OmniChannel Experience team in CSS, we are at the intersection of many strategic and digital initiatives that impact the enterprise! This provides unique opportunities to solve key business problems impacting our customers. 

Additionally, this position will report to a leader that is very passionate about innovation, a culture of safety, a product mindset, and developing and delivering solutions through mature software engineering practices.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Engineering solutions with outcomes of quality, speed, and customer value through mature CI/CD pipelines.

  • Collaborating with highly skilled and motivated product-focused individuals.

  • Working directly with stakeholders to optimize existing solutions or design new ones to deliver business outcomes.

  • Experimenting with new technologies and practices to find creative solutions to complex problems.

  • Eliciting requirements, write automated tests.

  • Creating or migrating solutions to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.

  • Potential formal leadership opportunities may also exist.

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

  • 3+ years of Java development experience

  • 5+ years of experience building backend and middle-tier services using Java technologies preferred

  • Agile environment experience

  • Advanced planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making presentation and communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Java 8 or higher

  • Java/SOA patterns

  • RESTful Web Services

  • AWS

  • Python

  • JavaScript

Keys to success in this position

  • Desire to learn new technology and continuously grow

  • Proven informal/formal leadership with the ability to train/mentor junior team members

  • Take ownership and pride in your work

  • Strong problem solving and analytical mindset

  • Continuous Improvement in all you do

  • Team first mind set. Heavy Collaboration. Relationship building

  • Unafraid to ask questions and work through ambiguity

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: 2021-30714

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt