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Principal Experienced Software Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you like solving problems and are you passionate about delivering software solutions to meet business needs?

U.S Insurance Solutions IT is looking for an Experienced Software Engineer to join their team that provides impactful service to our Life Insurance policy individual customers as well as business market clients. In this role, you will work to provide the best experience for those clients through innovative technology platforms. Additionally, you will partner with other IT teams in Life and across the enterprise to define and deliver new capabilities that ensure a quality customer experience.

As a member of the team you will share responsibilities in:

  • Participate and foster an atmosphere of innovation and experimentation

  • Work in an agile/lean and DevOps environment with a focus on product development

  • Work with end users and product owners to define emerging business needs

  • Strive for customer focus through high collaboration with our business, vendors, and teams all with diverse perspectives

  • Provide mentorship and informal leadership to team members

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience

  • plus 4+ years of professional object oriented software development experience

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Proficient with web technologies (Javascript/Java/TypeScript/React)

  • Design and Development experience with DevOps tooling, Rest-based services, APIs, and Domain Driven Design

  • Experience with development and deployment tools like Github, CircleCI, Jenkins, Terraform, and concepts around CI/CD

  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS/GCP)


This team is primarily located in our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA but would consider remote candidates.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next levels 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: 2020-29063

Enterprise Segment: USIS

Business Area: Individual Life

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt