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Principal Software Engineer (cloud marketing enablement) in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal’s Global Brand and Experience team is growing, and we’re looking for strong, passionate Software Engineers to provide an easy, enjoyable experience for our customers through the use of technology! We team up with customer experience and marketing partners to deliver innovative technology solutions to improve the experience our customers have with Principal. We are the specialists in the solutions we deliver!

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

  • Enable marketers from around the enterprise to effectively reach out and connect with current and future customers.

  • We work in small teams of smart, upbeat individuals who demonstrate a start-up approach. Our work is challenging and fulfilling, and we are proud to share our products.

  • Our team members are resilient change-makers who continuously seek improvement through pairing and mobbing, open source solutions, cloud solutions, dojos and much more.

  • Understand complex technical concepts and translate them into solutions that are understandable and engaging.

  • Leverage data to produce personalized experiences relevant to customers.

  • Enable foundational marketing technology solutions that use data to make effective marketing possible.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience plus 3+ years of IT experience

  • JavaScript programming experience

  • Experience with development for cloud platforms (we use AWS, but were open to others with experience in GCP, Heroku, etc.)

  • Experience implementing and extending vendor solutions

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Marketing automation platforms (examples include: Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Marketo, Eloqua, Adobe Marketing Cloud, etc.)

  • Working with API calls, system integrations, and data positioning/movement

  • Mentoring, teaching and growing skill sets of others


This role will be involved in a rotational on-call.


This position will reside either fully remote within the US, or in our Des Moines, IA headquarters.

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: 2020-28955

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt