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Principal Sr. Software Engineer (AWS, Cloud) in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Sr. Software Engineer in Principal Global Investors (PGI), you’ll assist our team dedicated to elevating engineering practices across all of PGI and help us plan, execute, and evaluate our direct training efforts. This is a superb opportunity for someone with a passion for learning, coaching, and helping those around you improve all aspects of software delivery!

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

  • Collaborate with multiple teams to onboard new engineering practices and DevOps principles to improve operation, all while delivering high-quality software, on time.

  • Have the opportunity to be a specialist for many teams, influencing the technology direction.

  • Build shared libraries, tools, and processes that enable engineers to learn quickly, share good ideas, efficiently embrace new practices.

  • Own and craft all software development layers of a solution. Help set direction for the team in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

  • Demonstrate design thinking and build solution architectures. Own design and solution architecture for team's work; can span multiple systems.

  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting the department, communicate standards and get consensus on solutions.

  • Coordinate learning engagements with engineering teams to teach new skills, practices, and tactics for delivering high-quality software. Coach and mentor direct reports on technical and soft skills.

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) and 6+ years related work experience or equivalent experience

  • Software engineering/programming expertise (we often us Python, .NET, and TypeScript)

  • Cloud experience (we use AWS)

  • DevOps exposure

  • Excellent coaching, problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills are required

  • Must have the desire to learn new technology and continuously grow

  • Solution Architecture experience preferred


This role could have off hours or on-call at times.

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: 2021-29169

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt