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Principal Product Owner (US Insurance Solutions, Remote Opportunity) in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you thrive in an environment of driving product strategy and maturity? If so, this role may be for you!

As a Product Owner in our US Insurance Solutions Sales Compensation area, you'll collaborate with business partners, compliance, legal and technology teams. In this position, you'll play a key role in the delivery of innovation and maturity in this compliance driven product space.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Create a better customer experience and drive important outcomes through innovation and challenging the status quo.

  • Be instrumental in working with key partners to break down high level business strategies and deliver innovative solutions.

  • Help share the product vision, roadmap, and status updates with various stakeholders.

  • Define user stories and provide clarification to assist the agile team with story estimates, sprint loading, story sequencing, and drafting specific objectives.

  • Build, refine, maintain, and prioritize the team's backlog to optimize the impact of development efforts.

  • Utilize your leadership and influencing skills to help teams move forward in an ever-changing technology environment.

  • Be a part of a team committed to solving important customer challenges through innovation.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • 6+ years of product experience with exposure to technical capabilities and workflows.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to influence and consult with front-line team members to senior executives.

  • Strong critical thinking, collaboration and decision-making skills.

Additional preferred experience:

  • Proven ability to drive innovative solutions, ideally in a large organization.

  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment, including discovery and delivery processes.

  • Understanding of backlog grooming practices and testing/validation steps.

  • Excellent data skills to create dashboards/reports and take actions based on data.

  • Salesforce platform experience.


This team is primarily located in our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA but would consider remote candidates.

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

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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: 2020-28485

Enterprise Segment: USIS

Business Area: Sales Comp Admin

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt