Software Engineer (Java/.NET & remote) at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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Are you passionate about delighting customers with the software you write? Do you enjoy solving complex problems with innovative and well-crafted software? Do you enjoy exploring and working with emerging cloud native technologies?

Group Benefits offers quality, affordable employee benefits our customers can depend on. We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will work as a full stack developer in languages like React, Java, Python, Typescript along with cloud technologies such as AWS. You will work as part of a cross-functional team reimagining the next generation of business processes, systems and user experiences that will make it easy to integrate with us and set us ahead of the competition.


  • Participate and foster an atmosphere of innovation and experimentation
  • Work in an agile/lean and DevOps environment with a focus on product development
  • Strive for customer focus through high cross-functional teams and collaborate with our IT and business teams all with diverse perspectives
  • Able to work on software development/solutions. Conduct analysis, development, elicit requirements, write correct and clean coding, automated testing, debugging, documentation, quality assurance review, implementation and maintenance. Able to work on multiple layers of the solution if needed. Participates in technical design of features.
  • Able to work with on multiple layers of the solution if needed. Growing expertise in at least one large area of the code/solution with a high-level understanding of other components. Ensure established controls, policies, regulations and recommend mitigation strategies are followed during development. Ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.
  • Take on tasks of increasing complexity, learn quickly and make steady progress without the need for constant significant feedback from more senior engineers. Own small to medium features from technical design through completion.
  • Develop well-crafted software and constantly improve upon it by applying industry standards, patterns and best practices.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as required.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field or equivalent experience) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years proven experience as an IT professional
  • 1+ years of experience with Java in a professional work environment
  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
  • May be required to provide on-call support

Preferred Skills:
  • Cloud experience (AWS)
  • Experience building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Ability to work across multiple languages (e.gNET, Python, TypeScript)
  • ETL tooling Informatica
  • Continuous learning - ability to obtain certification(s) in an IT related field
  • Basic leadership skills
  • Excellent time management skills

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 - $142800 / year

Additional Information


Remote candidates will be considered for this position.

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 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 75 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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