Experienced Software Engineer (multiple openings!) at Principal Financial Group

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As an Experienced Software Engineer at Principal, you'll work with engineers to help lead our efforts to continue modernizing our technology and progress us into the future to enable great solutions for our customers! We have multiple openings in a few different lines of business such as Principal Global Investors, Retirement & Income Solutions, and our US Insurance Solutions. In this role you'll build things people love. Our goal is to enhance our customer experience and keep them at the center of our work.

Technologies used here at Principal include: Java, Python, AWS, TypeScript, .NET, Salesforce (Apex, Lightning), mainframe, distributed systems, JavaScript, SQL, Mulesoft, etc.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of things you'll do:
  • Develop high quality applications for our customers
  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting the department, communicate standards, and get consensus on solutions
  • Collaborating, with purpose. Work closely within your engineering team, architecture, and our business to determine how to make our software even better
  • Solving interesting and complex problems to create a positive customer experience
  • Experimenting with new tools and practices to deliver business value in an agile organization
  • Continuously improving both yourself and the systems you are working on
  • Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and trade-offs. Develop the ability to dig into code you're not familiar with and solve the business issue
  • Participate in technical design of features
  • Provide mentoring through pairing, design and code review

We're looking for someone with:
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years software engineering experience
  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills
  • Must have the desire to learn new technology and continuously grow
  • Basic leadership and presentation skills
Additional preferred technical experience:
  • Cloud platforms experience (we use AWS, but open to others)
  • Development practices including TDD, CI, and pair programming
  • DevOps
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
$73100 - $172800 / yearAdditional Information


This position may require on-call responsibilities.

Work Environments

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.

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.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers and https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-eligibility/green-card-for-employment-based-immigrants

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.


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 81 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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