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Principal Senior Enterprise Solution Architect (Cloud) in Des Moines, Iowa

What you'll do:

Do you have a passion for architecting cloud-based solutions, advising engineering teams on application architectures and integration approaches, and enabling the delivery of strategic, customer focused products?

If so, we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled technology professional just like you, who can make a strategic impact in Principal Global Investors (PGI)!

PGI is a premier global asset manager for retirement and other long-term investment strategies, consistently delivering top tier investment performance and value to clients as a trusted advisor and solutions provider! (

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

  • Work closely with engineering teams, enterprise architects and delivery managers to identify and communicate innovative architecture and design strategies enabling software engineers to deliver world class investment capabilities with a focus on SaaS and cloud solutions.

  • Assess architectural risk and impact of internally developed legacy, cloud and vendor/SaaS systems, communicating implications and mitigation strategies to engineering staff and technology leadership.

  • Identify, research and recommend emerging and innovative technologies, techniques and tools that enable the business to achieve strategic goals.

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer-related field or equivalent work required, plus 6+ years of related work experience

  • 5+ years of architecting, designing and delivering strategic technology solutions (preference in agile)

  • Work experience with cloud platform implementations or migrations (AWS/Azure/GCP); AWS preferred but not required.

  • Experience and passion for tracking and strategically applying emerging technologies to business solutions in alignment with customer needs.

Additional preferred (but not required) technical/business experience:

  • Prior experience in a solution architect role

  • AWS Associate Solution Architect certification or equivalent

  • Experience with API/Microservices based solutions

  • Experience with Modern Data and Analytics architectures and strategies

  • Experience with Software Risk Management/Secure Software practices and strategies (SSF)

  • Asset Management or Financial Services Industry experience

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 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: 2020-28527

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt