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Principal Software Engineer - Remote Available in Des Moines, Iowa


As a Software Engineer, you’ll join our enterprise platform team who works on our Salesforce CRM ecosystem focusing on data. Here in Enterprise CRM Platform team, we are at the intersection of many strategic and digital initiatives that impact the enterprise! You will work with our core CRM and other integrated systems and be provided unique opportunities to solve key business problems impacting our customers.

If you like working with data and understanding how data flows through our various systems, then this is just the team for you. If you don't know the specific tools that we use, that's fine as we are happy to mentor and train someone who knows a thing or two about object-oriented development and has an innate curiosity and eagerness to learn and grow.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Collaborating, with purpose. Working closely within your team and our business to determine how to make our software even better.

  • Solving interesting and complex problems to create a positive customer experience.

  • Building things people love. Our goal is to enhance our customer experience and keep them at the center of our work.

  • Experimenting with new tools and practices to deliver business value in an Agile organization.

  • Finding ways to utilize our data to improve decision making.

  • Continuously improving both yourself and the systems you are working on.

  • Engage in all facets of software engineering from understanding the problem, evaluating designs, creating the solution, validating the outcome, etc.

  • Understand and continue driving our journey to a cloud-first technology community.

  • Appreciate and promote Cloud Engineering – AWS PaaS, cloud integration patterns, cloud security, cloud operations, etc.

  • Network and communicate with cross-functional teams and collaborate with both IT and non-IT partners.

  • Learn new technology and continuously grow through creative solutioning.

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

  • Object oriented development experience (professional, academic, or community exposure)

  • Experience or exposure to data and/or data technologies (more specifically, how that data moves from system to system)

  • Eagerness and proven ability to learn

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Java experience

  • Salesforce/Apex coding language interest

  • Familiarity with Agile/Lean methodology


This position will require some 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 (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. and

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: 2021-31757

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt