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Principal Software Engineer III (Drupal Focused) in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Web Software Engineer working in Global Brand & Experience, you'll enable marketing partners to effectively reach out and connect with current and future customers. Our mission is providing an easy, enjoyable experience for our customers! We do this by teaming up with designers, marketers, content authors, and engineers to enable and build brand consistent experiences.

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

  • Demonstrate your passion for web development through evolving our digital front door.

  • Explore complex technical opportunities and translate them into clear and engaging solutions.

  • Enable new capabilities in an enterprise content management system and enterprise design system.

  • Join an agile product team, collaborating often through pair and mob programming.

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field or equivalent experience) and 3+ years of coding experience

  • JavaScript, PHP, or React experience

  • Drupal frontend or backend development experience

Additional skillsets helpful in this role include:

  • Experience supporting a CMS or a design system

  • Symfony, Jest

  • CI/CD tooling, examples include CircleCI, Bamboo and GitHub

  • Cloud platforms, examples include Pantheon, Heroku and AWS

  • Promoting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1


This position may require on-call responsibilities.

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 (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

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: 2021-31896

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt