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Principal Infrastructure Engineer (Automation Focused) in Des Moines, Iowa

Automate, Automate, Automate! Workspace Services is looking for a curious, DevSecOps engineer to help advance our technologies, services, and DevSecOps practices. We are seeking someone with savvy technical capability, an instinct to continue to grow & learn, and a passion for solving problems!

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other engineers to automate and deliver software and cloud-based solutions that contribute to a fabulous employee experience.

Here are few examples of things you’ll do:

  • Exposed to a variety of complex people, process, and technology problems related to employee workspace and cloud technologies, ranging from physical and virtual endpoints to cloud-based collaboration tools to telephony and audio/video conferencing technologies

  • Automate solutions to accelerate our adoption of cloud technologies, e.g. Microsoft O365 productivity suite.

  • Automate configuration compliance auditing and reporting for devices, infrastructure, and/or cloud platforms.

  • Develop understanding of technical aspects of infrastructure management functions including performance, capacity, scalability, recovery, maintenance and security.

  • Automate infrastructure and device provisioning, configurations, and operations.

  • Integrate cloud and on premises technologies.

  • Identify and implement operational efficiencies.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering or math-related field)

  • Programming, scripting, or general automation experience (we use PowerShell and .NET often)

  • Planning, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required

  • DevOps experience preferred (ex: Github and CI/CD pipelines)

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Exposure to cloud technologies such as Azure and AWS

  • Security engineering mentality


Willing to consider remote candidates.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next levels with the right experiences and skills.

How we hire:

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

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.

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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: 2021-29383

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Information Services

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt