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Principal Software Engineer (Salesforce) in Des Moines, Iowa

Do you have strong software engineer skills and want to learn Salesforce? Consider becoming an indispensable part of an industry leader in Retirement & Income Solutions that is changing how we interact with our customers! This opening will play a key role with peer software engineers and business partners in an agile environment to build out of the box and custom Salesforce solutions.

Salesforce is the #1 CRM platform, and we’re maximizing it to support key business initiatives across the Retirement Services area. If you want to work with modern, cloud-based technologies that are transforming our business in a highly collaborative environment with seasoned professionals, then apply today!

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

  • Complete cloud-based implementations through custom development in Salesforce Apex and Lightning development as well as out of the box Salesforce configurations.

  • Create and maintain robust integrations with other systems and third-party Salesforce solutions.

  • Contribute to a team atmosphere through hands on coding, quality assurance, design and testing.

  • Own small-to-medium features from technical design through completion.

  • Participate in larger technical design of features with guidance.

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 experience

  • Software engineering/coding experience

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Salesforce Development

  • JavaScript/Java

  • Agile

  • Basic knowledge of financial services and/or the insurance industry a plus

Keys to success in this position:

  • Willingness and desire to work on Salesforce platform

  • Self-starter who likes working in a fast-paced environment

  • Comfort with ambiguity and asking questions

  • Ability to manage and self-prioritize work


This position may require 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 (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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: 2021-30637

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Pension

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt