PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Enterprise Architect in DES MOINES, Iowa

Enterprise Architect - #222252Job Area:ITBusiness Area:PGI OtherLocation:IA - Des Moines, IL - Chicago, MN - Minneapolis, MO - Kansas City, NE - Omaha, TX - Dallas/Ft. WorthCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:10/07/2018Responsibilities:Are you energized by working with a global team on something that you care about doing well? Are you passionate about technology and the difference it can make? Are you ready to tackle new challenges and deliver innovative and differentiating solutions to meet them?We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled IT Professional to make a strategic impact in the fast-growing Principal Global Investors business as a member of our Enterprise Architecture team! In this role you would apply strategic thinking to create, influence and communicate technical plans, strategies, and architectures globally and across all levels of the organization.Key responsibilities of the role include:Responsible for developing, sustaining, and promoting strategic architecture and alignment of technology strategy with the enterprise's business direction.Provide leadership in the development of enterprise and BU architecture strategies or solution architecture, processes and methodologies, ensuring alignment with business processes and long-term business objectives.Sponsor research on technologies or emerging architectures for consideration in business plans and solutions architectures. Educate stakeholders of opportunities to provide IT strategies that support and drive the business.Be a champion for IT architectures, strategies and best practices and educate stakeholders on content, processes and methodologies.Engage and influence in the development of holistic architecture, architecture practice and governance model for the organization.Principal Global Investors is a premier global asset manager for retirement and other long-term investment strategies, consistently delivering top tier investment performance and value to clients as a trusted advisor and solutions provider. ()Principal Global Investors IT is committed to the pursuit of creative and innovative solutions that enable our business partners to manage investment products and help realize the financial dreams of retail and institutional clients. We strive for an IT culture that identifies the newest, most effective solutions through discovery, open discussion and collaboration. We have fun together, care about each other and take pride in the solutions we provide. We believe in continuously optimizing our processes, refining our solutions and improving ourselves to the benefit of our business.If you are passionate about applying your creative and innovative architecture strategies and approaches across both the Asset Management and Investments business domain and the Principal financial services enterprise then this is the role for you!Qualifications:Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience (6 years of experience equates to an Associate's degree when defining "equivalent work experience")Proven experience as a senior IT professional (6+ years of experience influencing IT strategy) - Prior experience in an architect role is preferred but not requiredFormal or informal Leadership experienceAdditional preferred technical experience:Experience with the AWS platform. Including familiarity with S3, Dynamo, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, SNS/SQS and AWS IAM/Security/Networking modelsFamiliarity with modern web, ESB and API architectures & technologiesExposure to Business Architecture and Business Process Management practices and strategiesExperience with Software Risk Management/Secure Software practices and strategies (SSF)Prior experience in Asset Management or Financial Services IndustryKeys to success in this position:Be a Change Agent: influencing to drive positive change with the team.Serva