Salesforce Engineer, remote opportunity

| Des Moines, IA
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Within the technology community at Principal, we are at the intersection of many strategic and digital initiatives that impact the way we do business! This provides exceptional opportunities to solve key business problems impacting our internal and external partners with the use of AWS, Salesforce, and modernization initiatives.

As a Salesforce Software Engineer, you'll join a highly collaborative team that specializes in development work related to a Salesforce implementation used by our financial professionals and internal partners within our Principal Securities business. We're looking for a passionate engineer who has an interest in Salesforce development with an engineering mindset who can help configure, build, and develop Salesforce solutions and other integrated systems. You'll partner directly with technology teams and business partners to understand their needs and provide solutions. This team works in an agile environment with high collaboration and mobbing/pair programming.

This role allows the excellent opportunity to support the upskilling of others on the team with the development functions in Salesforce. We'll look for this individual to knowledge share and be a Salesforce mentor for others.

You'll have the opportunity to:
  • Collaborate, with purpose. Working closely within your team and our business to determine how to make our software even better.
  • Solve interesting and complex problems to create positive experiences for our financial professionals.
  • Build things people love. Our goal is to enhance our financial professional experience and keep them at the center of our work.
  • Experiment with new tools and practices to deliver business value in an Agile organization.


  • Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math-related field) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Prior experience working in the Salesforce platform

Additional preferred technical experience:
  • Salesforce Development (Apex, Lightning)
  • JavaScript/Java
  • Python
  • CI/CD

Keys to success in this position:
  • Willingness and desire to work on Salesforce platforms
  • Self-starter who likes working in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity and asking questions
  • Ability to manage and self-prioritize work
  • Desire to mentor others

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

$58700 - $172800 / year

Additional Information

Job level

We'll consider talent at the next levels with the right experiences and skills.

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.

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.


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 79 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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