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Principal Software Engineer (Oracle HCM and Data Integration focus) in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Software Engineer in our Corporate Systems Support area, you’ll use your excellent soft skills coupled with your passion for technology to provide operational support for our HR systems! This role will have an emphasis on system configuration, fixes and enhancements for oracle HCM, while looking to continue forward advancement towards the cloud.

If you have a background in SQL, want to utilize your programming skills and interested in cloud work, this is the role for you!

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

  • Solutioning for data/system integrations- file based or API based integrations.

  • Configure/enhance Oracle HCM platform.

  • Ensure established controls, policies, regulations and recommend mitigation strategies are followed during development. Ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

  • Participates in technical design of features.

  • Transactional Reporting.

  • Stay engaged and interested on industry trends and how those could translate to helping tackle business needs.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field or equivalent experience) and 2+ years related work experience as a technology professional or equivalent experience

  • High level of proficiency with SQL

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

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Experience with programming, including use of Python highly preferred

  • Experience configuring/enabling cloud+vendor platforms (we use AWS)

  • Experience with Denodo or other Data virtualization tools

  • Oracle HCM

  • Experience with enterprise reporting tools - Business Objects, for example


This role will have an on-call rotational responsibility.

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: 2020-28888

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt