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Principal Financial Group Product Manager I in Des Moines, Iowa



As a Product Manager joining our Cloud Applications Support team, you’ll have the opportunity to drive solutions to improve Principal’sengineering teams. You will be instrumental in bringing your expertise instrategy, product, and agilityto the engineering product teams. We are building tools to improve the lives of our engineers and to promote engineering excellence across the enterprise.

We are seeking a product professional who is excited to contribute to an environment that encourages teamwork, knowledge sharing, best practice adherence, and strategic thinking that results in consistent high-quality and innovative outcomes.

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

  • Support and execute our product strategy in alignment with Principal’s enterprise strategic imperatives and objectives.

  • Lead a product team to establish product practices and drive outcomes while collaborating with business and technology teams.

  • Create, refine, and prioritize backlog items for engineering teams and act as the voice of the customer with acceptance of completed work.

  • Build strong partnerships across enterprise teams. Garner support, trust, and engagement for to teams proactively overcome barriers to stay product centric.

  • Drive the selection of features through prioritization of the product backlog, monitor value delivery on the way to completion and participate in release management and solution validation.

  • Be comfortable not having all the answers. Leadership will support you making small bets and embrace experimentation. Be curious and open to learning.

  • Empower your team to own solutions being crafted versus directing what needs to be done and how it should work.

  • Challenge status quo, encourage innovation, be forward-thinking and approachable. Influence, lead and collaborate well with all partners.

  • Encourage and bring diverse views together to solve problems in an innovative way.


We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, and 10+ years business or product management experience

  • Experience partnering with technology teams and supporting technology products

  • Ability to optimize products within a portfolio (create vision and market that vision)

  • Experience to develop and mature a product, create product strategy

  • Experience working in an agile, scrum environment

  • Superb communication skills, including the ability to build relationships and influence business partners

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, AZURE, GCP) is preferred, but not required

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range

$95200 - $182400 / year

Additional Information

Work Environments

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

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 (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

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 ourcore values ( ,benefits ( and whywe’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.

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Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date 1 week ago (1/25/2023 4:39 PM)

Job # 2023-38504

Category Product Management/Product Ownership

Ent Seg Corporate

Bus Area Information Services

Pos Typ Regular Full-Time

Remote Yes

FLSA Exempt