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Principal Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

What you’ll do:

As an Experienced Software Engineer in Principal Global Investors (PGI), you’ll assist us on our mission to help more people save enough, protect enough, and have enough through advancing modern development practices and migration to the cloud! This is a superb opportunity for someone with a passion for coding, learning, and helping those around you improve all aspects of software delivery.

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

  • Learn, grow and lead with your team as we seek to implement new technologies, build in security from the beginning, improve our coding practices, provide scale and performance capabilities, and evolve our engineering culture.

  • Support legacy business applications and SaaS solutions.

  • Explore cloud technology and scale cloud capabilities over time, including knowing the latest industry trends.

  • Participate in code/design reviews and learning technical design.

  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines that test and deploy software, data, and infrastructure artifacts across managed environments

  • Collaborate with highly skilled architecture, technical engineers, and other roles on application design and architecture.

  • Own continuous improvement in yourself, your team, and the solutions you build.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field or equivalent experience)

  • plus 3+ years of software engineering/programming expertise (we often us Python, .NET, and TypeScript)

  • Excellent informal leadership, mentoring, technical coaching, problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills are required

Preferred experience:

  • Cloud experience (we use AWS)

  • Database operations, structures and design

  • DevOps experience

  • Asset management or Financial Services experience


This role may have 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 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: 2021-30132

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt