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Principal Financial Group Infrastructure Engineer III / Sr. Infrastructure Engineer I - #223330 in Minneapolis;NC, Minnesota

Job Area: ITBusiness Area: Information ServicesLocation: MN - Minneapolis;NC - Charlotte;NC - Raleigh;IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2019-09-06

What you'll do

As an Infrastructure Engineer on our Network Security Infrastructure team, you’ll provide strategic planning and execution of high visibility initiatives across the global landscape. In addition, you’ll collaborate with internal clients, peers and leadership to influence the modernization of the network security infrastructure. Additionally, as business continues to change at a quicker pace the you will help Principal create a world class network automation and reporting environment while finding innovative ways for team members to work throughout the world.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Communicate technical concepts to business stakeholders as well as communicate business objectives to the technical team and get buy-in.

  • Demonstrate independence working in more than one system. Take initiative to fix issues before being assigned. Seek empirical evidence through proof of concepts, tests and external research. Lead the team in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development. Includes leading team in risk remediation as a result of risk assessments.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of industry trends and how the entire software and infrastructure system operates.

  • Independently conduct analysis and development, requirements, coding, automated testing, debugging, designing, documentation, quality assurance review, implementation and maintenance. Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and trade-offs in the area. Develop ability to dig into a system that is unfamiliar and solve the business issue. Independently conduct analysis and development, requirements, coding, automated testing, debugging, designing, documentation, quality assurance review, implementation and maintenance. Identify and proactively tackle technical debt before it grows into debt that requires significant up-front work to resolve. Apply changes to follow security policies and standards with guidance.

  • Participate in technical design of features. Focus on attaining expertise in more technical areas.

  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as required.

  • Provide mentoring via pairing and design review. Contribute frequently to demos, CoPs, etc.

  • Research new IT developments. Stay current and engaged on industry trends. Consult with business partners on future technical trends/directions to meet business strategy initiatives.

What you'll get from us

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We’ll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.

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


Skills required:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a computer science, technology, engineering or math related field.

  • 6+ years’ work experience. (Network experience, etc

  • Previous experience with firewall technologies, packet captures and remote access technologies.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Understanding of information security and best practices when implementing rulesets, access control lists, and whitelist.

  • Previous experience with: Next gen firewall technologies, Intrusion Prevention technologies, Internet Proxy, Remote access technologies and DDOS mitigation.

  • Intermediate level of network skills, including switching, routing, and basic network troubleshooting

  • Ability to foster a creative atmosphere through:

  • Desire to learn in a fast-paced environment by seeking out educational opportunities and leveraging peers’ experience.

  • Willingness to teach peers.

  • Capability to listen to an issue to help drive conversations to expectations and requirements

  • Provide equal participation while brainstorming ideas to find a solution

  • Basic knowledge of Linux operating system.

  • Basic knowledge of scripting is preferred.

  • Some travel may be required, including overnight stays.

  • Ability to provide on-call support on a variable basis may be required.

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

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we’d hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

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.

Who we are

We help people build the kinds of lives they dream about—empowered by financial security and stability. We started in 1879 (yes, 1879) as an insurance company. Today, we’re a member of the FORTUNE 500® and a global investment management leader.

So that’s what we do. As far as who we are, well, we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Doing what’s right has been a part of who we are for more than 140 years. We focus on taking care of not only our employees, customers and advisors, but also the people who live in the communities where we do business.

Learn more about our values in the workplace.