Data Analyst at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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Principal is seeking a Data Analyst within our Data and Analytics Consulting Team!

You'll have the opportunity to:
  • Provide insight and execute data strategies and systems for business unit products and services in a manner that aligns with business unit strategic goals, is cost effective, and efficient.
  • Complete accurate and timely metrics and reporting. Research, analyze, and validate the primary source(s) for definitive data and completeness to feed metrics associated with Retirement Investment Services.
  • Develop proactive data strategies and present recommendations to identified audiences regarding the market, competition, and our position in the market place.
  • Effectively utilize complex computer programs to mine data sources providing relevant information in an easily consumable manner.
  • Actively participate in project teams to thoroughly develop and maintain processes or systems in accordance with scheduled target dates.

Perform other job-related duties or special projects as required


  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required, plus 2-4 years job related experience
  • Knowledge of company business unit products preferred, including plan design, stakeholders, financial metrics, and investment knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
  • Computer skills and knowledge of/aptitude for business unit applications
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, math, and statistical skills and demonstrates the ability to identify and resolve complex problems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be accurate and pay strong attention to detail

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range

$49300 - $96000 / year

Additional Information


This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You'll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.


This position may require 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 (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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.

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More Information on Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA. Principal Financial Group was founded in 1879. It has 18000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 82 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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