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Principal Software Engineer (JavaScript, Drupal, Design System) in Des Moines, Iowa

What you’ll do:

As a web Software Engineer working in Global Brand & Experience, you'll enable marketers and engineers from around the enterprise to effectively reach out and connect with current and future customers. Our mission is providing an easy, enjoyable experience for our customers! We do this by teaming up with customer experience and marketing partners to deliver innovative technology to improve the experience our customers have with Principal.

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

  • Demonstrate your passion for solving problems and producing high quality innovative solutions to improve customer-centered experiences.

  • Be part of an agile product team, collaborating often through pair and mob programming.

  • Understand sophisticated technical concepts and translate them into enterprise-level solutions.

  • Build and analyze metrics to make iterative improvements.

  • Enable new capabilities for enterprise applications including content management and design systems.

  • Build relationships and collaborate with business and design partners to discover innovations that address tomorrow’s challenges.

  • Understand the need for security and accessibility.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree (preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math related field) or equivalent work experience, plus 2+ years of coding experience

  • JavaScript or PHP experience

  • Experience supporting a CMS or design system

  • Desire to continue to learn new technologies

Here are a few more technologies you'll use in this role:

  • Drupal development

  • React, Symfony, Jest, Node

  • CI/CD tooling, examples include CircleCI, Bamboo and GitHub

  • Cloud platforms, examples include Pantheon, Heroku and AWS


This role could have on-call rotational 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: 2021-29431

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt