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Principal Infrastructure Engineer II in Des Moines, Iowa


As an Infrastructure Engineer on our Compliant Technology Solutions (CTS) team, you’ll join a team responsible for the capture, archive, and supervision of electronic communication to help Principal meet regulatory requirements. The team is instrumental in determining if technology systems have regulatory related requirements and identifying possible solutions for system owners to fulfill those requirements.

As an Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll be performing many functions including, but not limited to eliciting requirements, developing, and integrating software for in house and third-party applications, provide consulting services across enterprise, and document and facilitate discussions.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Working on cross-functional teams and collaborate with IT, compliance, and legal partners

  • Researching new communication sources and evaluate compliance and legal impacts

  • Creating a culture that seeks to continuously learn and improve

  • Providing maintenance and support

  • Performing analysis of existing process and procedures to determine root cause and provide resolution

  • Being a part of the team to help modernize technology and existing processes

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


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with a preference for a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to provide on-call support on a variable basis

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

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

  • High level of communication skills required

  • Curious learner and a self-starter

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

  • Must become a non-registered fingerprint person of Principal Securities, which requires fingerprinting and a full background check.

Preferred technical experience:

  • Java

  • Knowledge of AWS engineering practices

  • JSON

  • ETL processing

  • Atlassian products including JIRA and Confluence

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.

$58700 - $142800 / year

Job level

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

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

Currently, 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.

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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: 2022-36499

Enterprise Segment: USIS

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt