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Principal Financial Group Sr. Data Engineer - #223005 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: ITBusiness Area: PGI OtherLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2019-05-31

What you'll do

Principal Global Investors is looking for a Sr. Data Engineer who has a passion for turning large scale data into actionable intelligence. If you have a programming background and are looking to help use those skills to maintain, improve, clean, manipulate and enhance data in both operational and analytics databases, then please consider applying today! This role is great mix of combining programming and data in order to solve strategic business solutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Handle large datasets, both clean and un-clean, and work with teammates to build technical solutions that are scalable, fast, maintainable and reusable.

  • Design, implement and maintain enterprise data warehouse in alignment with data and analytics vision and strategy.

  • Understand and aid in implementation of database requirements, troubleshoot issues, analyze and optimize performance.

  • Development and deployment of robust and scalable data platforms for advanced analytics and data processing.

  • Help architect, build and launch highly scalable and reliable data pipelines.

  • Accountable for leading and mentoring other team members in best practices, standardization and procedures around data warehousing and development processes to ensure data quality and integrity

  • Research, maintain and evaluate emerging data engineering and warehousing technologies and solutions for continuous improvements to solve business problems.

What you'll get from us

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you bring to the table. 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 #1 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2017).

  • 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 you need to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a computer engineering or closely related field

  • 8+ years of development experience in data movement and analysis

  • 8+ years of software development experience

  • Experience architecting and implementing cloud-based data solutions in one of the large cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform)

  • Experienced in data wrangling using Python or R

  • Experience architecting and implementing both relational and non-relational data solutions

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Operational and Enterprise data, reporting data marts and services

  • Data processing and analysis - R and Python scripting

  • Data visualization

Keys to success in this position:

  • Eagerness to learn and apply a basic to advanced knowledge of investment management products and services

  • Strong work ethic

  • Ability to challenge the status quo

  • Desire to continuously improve

  • Aptitude for solving problems using resources available

  • Servant leadership

Work Hours

May require off hours or on-call responsibilities.

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

Visa Sponsorship available

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 comply with 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.