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Principal Sr. Software Engineer Leader (Asset Management & Cloud focus) in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Sr. Software Engineer leader in our Principal Global Investors (PGI) area, you’ll align with our asset management and funds platform business helping us to modernize and further leverage systems, advancing our strategy of hosted and cloud solutions, as well as evolving engineering practices! This is a superb opportunity for someone who thrives in a fast paced environment.

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

  • Regularly deliver software on-time and constantly work to make accurate estimates and deliver on those estimates.

  • Manage and develop staff in an effective manner to promote individual development, improve retention, and ensure success in a team environment. Drive DevOps, CI/CD, and automation.

  • Set direction for the team in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

  • Ability to demonstrate design thinking and create solution architectures. Own design and solution architecture for team's work; can span multiple systems.

  • Know the latest industry trends. Nurture external contacts and peer group interaction. Advise business partners on future technical trends/directions to meet business strategy initiatives.

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 6+ years related work experience or equivalent experience

  • Formal leadership experience

  • Past experience in software engineering/programming

  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, analytical, and decision making skills are required

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are vital

  • Must have the desire to learn new technology and continuously grow

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Relationship management experience with 3rd party vendors

  • DevOps

  • Cloud platforms (we use AWS)

  • Worked in, or has an understanding of, asset management or financial services industry

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.


This role can sit remotely within the US, or onsite in our Des Moines, IA headquarters.

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: 2020-28825

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt