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Principal Experienced Data Engineer (Cloud, DevOps) in Des Moines, Iowa

What you’ll do:

Principal Global Investors is looking for an experienced Data Engineer to work with our key investment and client data, who has a passion for redefining large scale data into a platform for business users and ultimately, customers! If you have an enthusiasm for data, vision for data platforms, and enjoy the challenge of balancing growth opportunities with scaling future infrastructure, then please consider applying today!

This role is a great mix of combining programming and data in order to build and tackle strategic business solutions.

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you’ll do:

  • Work with teammates to build technical solutions that are reusable, scalable, fast, and maintainable through large datasets, both clean and un-clean.

  • Expanding and optimizing data and data pipeline architecture.

  • Design, implement and maintain investment product datasets in alignment with data and analytics vision and strategy.

  • Support critical, ongoing operations while also driving new strategic solutions.

  • Development and deployment of robust and scalable data platforms for sophisticated data processing and downstream consumption.

  • This team is a globally dispersed team, so strong communication skills and ability to flex hours when needed will be important.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 4+ years related work experience or a Master's in related field

  • 4+ years of demonstrated ability with functional or object-oriented programming

  • Hands-on experience with database design (examples include: SQL, no-SQL, Postgres, JSON, file, data tagging, etc.)

  • Operational and Enterprise data, data lakes, reporting data marts or services

  • AWS Platform Experience (examples include S3, Lambda, SQS, API Gateway and Step Functions)

  • Self-driven, demonstrating continuous learning, creativity, and strong collaboration skills

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Working in a DevOps environment

  • AWS Infrastructure as Code

  • AWS Serverless

  • Investment/Financial Services Data industry experience


This role may require on-call rotational support.

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.

Requisition ID: 2021-30311

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Other

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt