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Principal Software Engineer (Salesforce) in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Salesforce Engineer, you’ll join our enterprise platform team who works on our Salesforce CRM ecosystem! We are looking for a technology professional with Salesforce administrator experience/interest and an engineering mindset who can help configure and build upon our core CRM platform and other integrated systems. You will need to be comfortable playing various roles within the team and committed to learning and growing to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.

This team is currently being formed and we are looking for talent to help shape the team and provide impact at an enterprise level. You will help enable the foundational aspects of our Salesforce ecosystem and help support enterprise Salesforce initiatives.

Your day will be filled with:

  • Collaborating, with purpose. Working closely within your team and our business to determine how to make our software even better.

  • Solving interesting and complex problems to create a positive customer experience.

  • Building things people love. Our goal is to enhance our customer experience and keep them at the center of our work.

  • Experimenting with new tools and practices to deliver business value in an Agile organization.

  • Finding ways to utilize our data to improve decision making.

  • Continuously improving both yourself and the systems you are working on.

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

  • Technical experience in modern technologies (Salesforce Admin preference)

  • Strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making, execution and communication skills

  • Willing to continuously learn and adapt to new thought patterns and technology solutions

Additional preferred skills/experience:

  • Cloud exposure

  • Familiarity with Agile/Lean methodology

  • Understanding of Object-Oriented design/coding principles

  • Certified Salesforce Administrator (or Advanced Administrator)

Keys to success in this position

  • Desire to learn new technology and continuously grow

  • Strong problem solving and analytical mindset.

  • Continuous Improvement in all you do.

  • Team first mind set. Heavy Collaboration. Relationship building.

  • Take ownership and pride in your work.

  • Hungry, curious, driven. Takes initiative.

  • Innovative. Think creatively. Ask tough questions.

  • Unafraid to ask questions and work through ambiguity.

  • Able to accept and adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities.

  • Constantly strives for Continuous Delivery - develop, build, deploy. Repeat.


This role will potentially have some 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 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: 2021-30537

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Corporate Systems Support

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt