Info Security Sr. Engineer I (Des Moines, IA)

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As an Info Security Sr Engineer I with Principal Financial Group, you'll join a vulnerability management team that supports thousands of users globally. You will evaluate the company's vulnerability risk using Nexpose and Wiz. We protect our business by finding vulnerabilities and building defenses before the attackers can break us. We're looking for talented cybersecurity professionals who can help us secure our assets and technologies. If you have a passion for hacking and information security, and fancy yourself a network penetration tester, come join us where you will constantly be exposed to many different technologies and situations, providing you a prime opportunity for growth.

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you'll do:
  • Analyze and audit servers against the Security Control standards.
  • Provide recommendations and conduct testing of remediations for Security Control gaps.
  • Develop Information Security procedures for Vulnerability Management and deployment of Security Controls
  • Analyze publicly disclosed vulnerabilities of vendor software/hardware products and develop the mitigation/remediation orders
  • Compile monthly, quarterly, and annual vulnerability metrics associated with affected and non-compliant assets
  • Perform special security projects on an ad-hoc basis.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate's degree when defining "equivalent work experience")
  • 6+ years of info security experience
  • 1+ years of System Administration experience
  • Experience implementing, managing or governing security technologies, including vulnerability scanning tools (i.e. Qualys, Nessus, Nexpose, Wiz, Orca etc.). Preference for Nexpose and Wiz.

Additional preferred technical experience:
  • OSCP or other SANS training such as GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN
  • CCP or other AWS training certifications
  • Experience with Windows and Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Knowledge of system hardening best practices
  • Knowledge of AWS and/or Azure cloud engineering practices
  • Knowledge of RiskIQ and Attack Surface Management practices
  • Experience with scripting such as PowerShell or Python
  • You have knowledge of TCP/IP networking and packet analysis

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

$116000 - $179000 / year

Additional Information


Remote candidates will be considered for this position.
Job level

We'll consider talent at the next level with the right experience and skills.
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 Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 85 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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