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Software Developer/Integrator (Entry level or Experienced) - #220586 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 07, 2017 (last updated 1 week 19 hours ago)

Job Area: IT
Business Area: PGI Other
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Recent College Graduate,Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-06

Are you energized by working with a global team on something that you care about doing well?  Are you passionate about technology and the difference it can make?  Are you ready to tackle new challenges and deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to meet them?

Principal Global Investors 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.  Now you can be a part of the imaginative & dynamic IT team that supports the delivery of world-class asset management solutions for a growing global business and customer base!

In PGI IT, we are committed to the pursuit of creative and innovative solutions that enable our business partners to manage investment products and help realize the financial dreams of retail and institutional clients.  We strive for an IT culture that identifies the newest, most effective solutions through discovery, open discussion and collaboration.  We have fun together, care about each other and take pride in the solutions we provide.  We believe in continuously optimizing our processes, refining our solutions and improving ourselves to the benefit of our business.


As a Software Developer/Integrator in Principal Global Investors, you will be responsible for supporting the Finance and Investment Accounting area, troubleshooting issues, and working closely with business users on vendor and in-house developed applications. We work closely with both our business partners and our technical architects, so youll really be able to see how your work fits into the bigger picture!

The Finance/General Account IT team supports multiple vendor applications and is responsible for the integration of data into and out of those applications. The technology stack we use is quite diverse we do have a large footprint in Microsoft technologies (.NET, SQL Server and peripheral tooling like SSIS, SSRS, etc.) but have recently been using Informatica and MuleSoft for many of our ETL and data management needs.  Additionally, we support several vendor applications used for accounting and derivative trading functionality.  Specifically PFI (PAM For Investments) and Summit.  We will have the opportunity to work on long-term projects, as well as smaller short-termed enhancements, simultaneously, while managing the priority and target dates of your workload.

If you are a well-rounded IT professional with top-notch communication, collaboration and leadership skills, and are interested driving strategic IT initiatives forward, then this is the opportunity for you!


For Entry level candidates, we are looking for someone with a computer-related degree and one of the following:

  • strong classroom experience with T-SQL and a strong understanding of application/system support
  • or, an internship with heavy experience working with T-SQL and application/system support

For Experienced candidates, we are looking for either:

  • someone with 1+ years of professional experience focusing on T-SQL and vendor and in-house developed application/system support (in this case, an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field would suffice)
  • strong candidates would have a computer-related degree and 2+ years of professional IT experience including hands-on work with T-SQL, vendor and in-house developed application/system support, and exposure to many of the preferred skills listed below

Additional preferred experience:

  • Experience with Informatica or similar tools
  • Experience with MuleSoft or similar tools
  • Exposure to C#, .NET, or other OO language either professional, internship, or academic
  • Experience with the Agile Scrum & Kanban methodology
  • Finance and Accounting background
  • Reporting background SSRS or Crystal

Core competencies for success:

  • You communicate, you collaborate, you care
  • You are committed to bringing value to your customers with your solutions
  • You are passionate about technology
  • You collaborate globally
  • You believe in discovery and inspiration
  • You constantly improve and adapt
  • You are comfortable discussing things openly
  • You are inclusive and respectful
  • You strive for greatness

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Why work at Principal?

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Newly renovated, modern work environment that is collaborative, environmentally friendly and technology-enabled

And, if you have 2 minutes, you'll want to watch this video about our company:

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About our IT community:

As a member of Principals global IT community, you are part of a high-performing culture that promotes employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, and career development while fostering flexibility between professional and personal responsibilities. The work you do while partnering closely with the business puts our customers needs first by shaping the financial security of millions of lives across the globe!

Principal was #18 on Computerworlds list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2017 making it 16 years in a row on the list!  Click the link to read all about it.

Investment Code of Ethics

You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job Level

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.




Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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