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Agile Software Engineer - 221343

Company name
Principal Financial Services, Inc

Des Moines, IA

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The Life Insurance IT area is looking for an experienced agile software engineer who has a passion for technology, that believes in continuously honing their craft, thrives in a highly collaborative environment, and is driven to implement technology-focused solutions to business problems.

With this position, you will be working closely with other team members in the New Business Customer Direct train to solve problems and deliver software, pushing the boundaries of the traditional IT roles. You will be involved in designing, developing, testing and deploying software features while growing your technical skills and contributing towards the efforts of the entire team.

The New Business Customer Direct train encourages and supports a culture of empowering self-managed teams, encouraging experimentation, and focus to solve business problems as we continue to make progress on maturing our DevOps practices.

What’s in it for you:

Freedom to innovate and experiment with different ideas and solutions

Encouraged and supported in pursuing continuous improvement in yourself, your team and the solutions you build

Contribute to key decisions in how our products and services are built

Find opportunities for career growth

Work with great people in a collaborative environment

Great corporate benefits like a relaxed dress code and cultural focus on work/life balance


Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field

For Entry level candidates, we are looking for someone with: 1 years of professional Object-Oriented development and design

For Experienced candidates, we are looking for either: 2 years of professional Object-Oriented development and design experience with exposure to many of the “preferred” skills listed below

Additional preferred technical experience (any experience would be a plus):

Familiarity with Agile concepts

Experience with development practices including TDD, CI, and pair programming.

Experience designing/developing REST-based web services

Experience with cloud technologies

Familiarity with secure software development practices

Familiarity with front-end libraries and frameworks (e.g. Bootstrap, Angular JS)

Experience with development, build, and deployment tooling (e.g. Maven, Git)

Core competencies for success:

Strong problem solving and analytical thinking mindset

Desire and ability to learn and grow

Collaboration and relationship building skills

Ownership of work

Self-driven, motivated independent learner, takes initiative

Must have basic planning/organizational, problem-solving, time management, decision-making, and communication skills

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Learn more about our company!:

As a member of Principal’s 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 Computerworld’s 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.

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

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.


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.

Interview Details:

What’s next? Innovation at its finest.

We’ll review your application and if you’re selected for an interview, you’ll receive an invite for an On-Demand Video interview. Haven’t done that before, don’t worry. We’ve got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With an On-Demand Video Interview, you can add your own flair and personality – at your pace.

Be sure to check your email frequently. We’ll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from Principal Talent Team, you’ve been selected to begin your video interview and have a set time to submit once you log in.

Company info

Principal Financial Services, Inc
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Company Profile
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.

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