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Principal Financial Group Software Engineer - #223261 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: ITBusiness Area: Individual LifeLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2019-08-21

What you'll do

The Life Insurance IT area is looking for an experienced agile software engineer who has a passion for technology, that believes in continuously honing their craft, thrives in a highly collaborative environment, and is driven to implement technology-focused solutions to business problems. We are looking for that right someone who enjoys not only the opportunity to design and develop technical solutions, but also coach and mentor other team members.

With this position, you will be working closely with other team members in the New Business Underwriting Product Team to solve problems and deliver software, pushing the boundaries of the traditional IT roles. You will be involved in designing, developing, testing and deploying software features while growing your technical skills and contributing towards the efforts of the entire team.

The New Business Underwriting Product Team encourages and supports a culture of empowering self-managed teams, encouraging experimentation, and focus to solve business problems as we continue to make progress on maturing our DevOps practices.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 14,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. That’s one reason Principal has been on Computerworld’s list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 17 straight years.

What you'll get from us

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.

  • A great place to live, work and play. Greater Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Given its vibrant and welcoming culture, it’s no wonder Des Moines has garnered so much national recognition—including #3 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2019).

  • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.

  • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.

  • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That’s why we provide the flexibility needed to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.

Qualifications

We’re looking for someone with:

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

  • 4+ years of IT experience

  • 2+ years of object-oriented development experience

  • Experience working within an agile environment

  • Experience with development practices including TDD, CI, and/or paired programming.

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Java and REST based web service development experience

  • Exposure to cloud technologies

Job Level

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.

How we hire

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates needing sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we’d hope you continue to keep us in mind for future opportunities.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to follow a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations 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.

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