Sr Software Engineer II (Remote Option)

Principal Financial Group Remote
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February 1, 2023
Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, IA

Operating at the intersection of financial services and technology, Principal builds financial tools that help our customers live better lives. We take pride in being a purpose-led firm, motivated by our mission to make financial security accessible to all. Our mission, integrity, and customer focus have made us a trusted leader for over 140 years.

With a goal to have 80% of our workloads in the cloud by 2026, there is an exciting opportunity before us to further modernize our systems to meet the growing needs of our customers.

As a Software Engineer on the Digital Advice team, you will be focusing on building broader digital advice capabilities that can be applied across Principal products and experiences around the globe.

In this role, you’ll work to provide the best customer experience for our clients through innovative technology platforms while building out cloud capabilities with AWS.

As a member of the team, you will:

Be a true full stack engineer. Our teams focus on delivering the best products for our customers which means you will have the opportunity to do work like build out AWS infrastructure using CDK, create excellent front end experiences leveraging React and TypeScript, and collaborate with team members leveraging GitHub.

Leverage the latest AWS serverless technologies (API Gateway, CloudFront, EventBridge, Lambda, S3, Step Functions, etc.) to build out some of Principal’s highest trafficked web experiences.

Work in a highly dynamic environment with very strong technical and product team members. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your skillset everyday learning from others and bringing your ideas to the table.

Stay current and engaged on industry trends. Through your day-to-day work, you’ll have many opportunities to utilize new tools and technologies. We also have weekly team learning sessions, monthly opportunities to build on a project or solve a problem of your choosing, and many more company-wide communities to help you grow.

Contribute to the culture of sharing ideas and celebrating creativity. We value transparency and are also active maintainers and contributors to many of the company’s innersourcing projects.


We are looking for someone with:

Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field) or equivalent experience

8+ years of experience with web technologies & other frameworks (JavaScript/TypeScript/React/NoSQL/SQL)

Experience with AWS/Cloud Technologies

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

Excellent time management skills preferred

Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality

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

Ability to work on cross-functional teams and collaborate with both IT and non-IT partners

May be required to provide on-call support.

Salary Range Information: Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Salary Range: $123000 - $167000 / year Additional Information:

Work Environments

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You’ll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

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.

Nonimmigrant Workers and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

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.

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