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Principal Senior Business Architect in Des Moines, Iowa

Looking for something different?

We have an exciting opportunity within US Insurance Solutions (USIS) for a Business Architect who can contribute to a constantly advancing customer focused culture. We’re looking for someone who thrives on new challenges, jumping into the gray, consulting, leading change and a path forward. In this role you will strive to be a valued partner that positions leaders and teams with an advantage towards meeting our customer needs and advancing strategy!

At Principal, we are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, and thinking differently with new insights and perspectives.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Consulting and partnering with leaders, product managers, architects, and others to enable and achieve business objectives

  • Navigating through ambiguity to capture a business landscape and future vision that marries in the customer viewpoint, advances capabilities, highlights differentiators, and is used to drive action and results

  • Utilizing the business architecture framework and concepts in a way that brings value and resonates with the unique needs of the audience, situation, and key objectives

  • Educating and helping others so they have what they need to advance capabilities and meet customer needs

  • Contributing to enterprise initiatives and broad viewpoints

  • Embracing and championing new challenges and opportunities, and encouraging an environment of innovation, discovery, and growth

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and 6+ years of experience of related work experience

  • Background in strategic development, consulting and/or business transformation preferred

  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, problem-solving and big picture/conceptual skills

  • Strong facilitation, interviewing, negotiation, relationship-building and collaboration skills

  • Excellent leadership, communication, planning and decision-making skills with a quick learning style

  • Creative capacity to craft, evolve and customize business architecture deliverables

  • Experience with agile methodologies and engineering concepts preferred

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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

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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: 2021-30746

Business Area: Specialty Benefits Division

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Exempt