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Principal Experienced Infrastructure Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

As an Infrastructure Engineer on our Network Security Infrastructure team, you’ll provide strategic planning and execution of high visibility initiatives across the global landscape. In addition, you’ll collaborate with internal clients, peers, and leadership to influence the modernization of the network security infrastructure. Additionally, as business continues to change at a quicker pace the you will help Principal build a world class network automation and reporting environment while finding innovative ways for team members to work throughout the world.

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

  • Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to business stakeholders as well as communicate business objectives to the technical team and get consensus from the group.

  • Demonstrate independence working in more than one system. Take initiative to fix issues before being assigned. Seek empirical evidence through proof of concepts, tests and external research. Take the lead in proactively establishing controls and ensure system is secure and meets policy and regulatory requirements during development.

  • Independently conduct analysis and development, requirements, coding, automated testing, debugging, designing, documentation, quality assurance review, implementation, and maintenance. Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and trade-offs in the area. Develop ability to dig into a system that is unfamiliar and tackle the business issue. Identify and proactively seek to eliminate technical debt.

  • Participate in technical design of features and attain expertise in more technical areas.

  • Research new IT developments. Stay current and engaged on industry trends. Consult with business partners on future technology

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

  • 3+ years of related professional experience (firewall technologies, Remote Access VPN and internet proxy)

  • Ability to provide on-call support on a variable basis

  • Some travel may be required, including overnight stays

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Scripting

  • Linux operating system

  • Understanding of information security and best practices when implementing rulesets, access control lists, and whitelist

  • Intrusion Prevention technologies, Packet Captures, Internet Proxy, Remote access technologies and DDOS mitigation

  • Intermediate level of network skills, including switching, routing, and basic network troubleshooting

  • Understanding of how to implement firewall solutions in a Cloud

  • Ability to foster a creative atmosphere through:

  • Desire to learn in a fast-paced environment by seeking out educational opportunities and leveraging peers’ experience.

  • Willingness to teach peers.

  • Capability to listen to an issue to help drive conversations to expectations and requirements

  • Provide equal participation while brainstorming ideas to find a solution

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: 2021-30147

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Information Services

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt