Data Engineer - open to remote! at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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We are seeking a Data Engineer to join our team and partner with Principal's global marketers to deliver enterprise-wide marketing data solutions. Our team enables the enterprise to get the most out of our marketing technology investments, including Google Analytics, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Medallia and more. We integrate our marketing technology stack with other enterprise solutions to connect data and deliver a cohesive customer experience.

We work on all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle and consider ourselves full stack engineers. This can cover discovery, design, dev, testing, CI/CD, and monitoring. Our team collaborates throughout the workday and we flex between mob, pair and solo approaches to meet the needs of the work effort.

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you'll do:
  • Enable marketers from around the enterprise to effectively reach out and connect with current and future customers.
  • Work in a dynamic, cross-functional team of smart, upbeat individuals who demonstrate a start-up approach. Our work is challenging and fulfilling, and we are proud to share our products.
  • Be part of a team of resilient change-makers who continuously seek improvement through cloud solutions, DevOps, open-source solutions, automation and much more.
  • Understand complex technical concepts and translate them into solutions that are understandable and engaging.
  • Leverage data to produce personalized experiences relevant to customers.
  • Enable foundational marketing technology solutions that use data to make effective marketing possible.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 0 - 2 years related work experience or a Master's in a related field
  • Skilled in backend development - JavaScript, Node.js and Python preferred
  • Interest in building processes to support data transformation and data structures
  • Interest in growing knowledge of AWS Cloud platform and AWS Cloud Services (S3, Glue, Athena, etc.)
  • On-call responsibilties

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


Remote candidates will be considered for this position.
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.
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.

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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 insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 25 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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