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Principal Data Engineer (AWS) remote available in Des Moines, Iowa

Principal Global Investors is looking for a Data Engineer who has a passion for turning large scale data into a platform for data scientists and business users to make measurable intelligence. If you have a programming background and are looking to help use those skills to develop, maintain, and test infrastructures for data generation, then please consider applying today! This role is great mix of combining programming and data in order to solve strategic business solutions.

We have one opening on our Customer Content Management team, and one opening on our Investment Data and Research team.

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

  • Work with teammates to build technical solutions that are reusable, scalable, fast, and maintainable through large datasets, both clean and un-clean.

  • Expanding and optimizing data and data pipeline architecture

  • Assist to design, implement and maintain enterprise data warehouse in alignment with data and analytics vision and strategy.

  • Understand and aid in implementation of database requirements, solve issues, analyze and optimize performance.

  • Development and deployment of robust and scalable data platforms for sophisticated analytics and data processing.

  • Bachelor's degree with a preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience

  • Experience with functional or object-oriented programming

Technologies you’ll gain experience in, or continue to grow:

  • Database design - SQL, no-SQL, Postgres, JSON, file and data tagging

  • Operational and Enterprise data, reporting data marts and services

  • Various extreme programming practices, including DevOps

  • Cloud platforms (we use AWS)


This position may have on-call responsibilities.

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: 2020-28491

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt