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Principal Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

The Custody Solutions Team is looking for software engineers to help with the design, development and integration of applications for our institutional customers. Development will be focused on standing up applications, integrating systems and building new capabilities into the Principal environment. You'll work on a high performing agile team, collaborating often through pair and mob programming. We are looking for passionate engineers to jump in and make this a success.

As a member of the team, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your passion for solving problems and producing high quality solutions to improve customer-centered experiences

  • Understand complex technical concepts and translating them into solutions that are understandable and engaging

  • Deliver customer centric solutions that incorporate desired capabilities, security, scalability, and performance

  • Collaborate with your scrum team to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software

  • Solve exciting and sophisticated problems to build a positive customer experience

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree (preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math) or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years of development experience in modern technology (We will be using Java on this team)

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Test Driven Development

  • Angular

  • React

  • Integrating systems

  • REST API development

  • Spring MVC, boot, batch

Strengths for success:

  • Strong desire to learn new technology, take initiative, and continuously grow

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment and with other teams, and communicate at both a technical and business level

  • Ability to influence and problem-solve while taking an active role in decision making

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

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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: 2021-29751

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Trust and Custody

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt