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Principal Software Engineer (Java focus), remote opportunity available in Des Moines, Iowa

Our Retirement & Income Solutions area is looking for two software engineers to join groups of engineers in agile scrum teams to work on Java development and integrations. In this position, you'll be collaborating and finding innovative technical solutions to improve and support our systems.

As a software engineer, you'll be performing many functions, but not limited to eliciting requirements, developing and integrating software for in house and third party applications, ensuring quality through developing automated testing scripts, and providing your expertise to modernize processes and technologies.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with our business to create solutions to business problems and opportunities

  • Develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software

  • Collaborate with scrum team to contribute to features for a timely and successful completion

  • Experimenting with new tools and practices to deliver business value in an Agile organization

  • Own continuous improvement for yourself and your team

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate’s degree when defining “equivalent work experience”)

  • 2+ years of Java development experience

  • Basic planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to seek to understand those with different skillsets

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Exposure to mainframe technology

  • Cloud experience

  • Experience integrating and configuring 3rd party vendor tools


This team is primarily located in our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA but are considering remote applicants.

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: 2020-28520

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Pension

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt