Info Security Engineer III at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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This is a mission critical role that protects data for our customers as we support them in reaching their financial goals!

As an Info Security Engineer on this team, you'll support the enterprise in understanding where data resides, applying data classifications and controls, and preventing data loss.

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you'll do:
  • Collaborate with domestic and international business partners to understand how data is used, what protections are needed, and implement solutions.
  • Propose and implement creative solutions to protect data across multiple platforms including endpoint, email, network, databases, and cloud applications.
  • Partner with vendors to ensure information protection and data loss prevention tool capabilities are fully utilized to meet the needs of the enterprise.
  • Design and implement processes that facilitate data movement from vendor tools into AWS platform for use within incident response, analytics, and reporting functions of the data protection and insider threat programs.
  • Analyze data loss events to identify and recommend solutions to improve data security.


We're looking for someone with:
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of related work experience (some examples are: engineering, data, security)
  • Development and/or automation background (PowerShell, Bash, Python, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, curious and passionate about continued learning with desire to further transform and modernize solutions.

Additional preferred technical experience:
  • AWS Cloud certification or experience with AWS cloud environments
  • Info Security experience
  • Experience with data protection technologies and cloud tooling (DLP, Data Security, Encryption, CASB and CSPM solutions)
  • Experience utilizing reporting tooling

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

$103000 - $172800 / year

Additional Information


This role will have some 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. 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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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 86 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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