Data Engineer

Location: Des Moines, IA 50392

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  • As a Data Engineer in our Actuarial Modernization area, you’ll support the sourcing, transformation, and analysis of data for the actuarial modeling teams. This role provides opportunities in both data and development.
    Here are a few examples of the kinds of things you’ll do:
    • Conduct data engineering and analysis tasks to meet business requirements and maximize effectiveness.
    • Develop understanding of technical aspects of data management functions including creating, loading, transforming, cleansing, processing, analyzing, and visualizing data.
    • Work with teammates and business partners to build technical solutions that are reusable, scalable, fast, and maintainable through large datasets, both clean and un-clean.
    • Focus on growing as an engineer. Learn existing tools, resources and processes.
    • Work with multiple development technologies including: Python, Java, SQL and R.
    • Be empowered to create data solutions and work with established and new technologies such as AWS cloud and Python.
  • We’re looking for someone with:

    • Associate's or Bachelor's degree with a preference in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience.
    • 2+ years of object oriented software or data engineering experience (professional, academic, or community exposure).
    • Strongest candidates will have ETL technology experience and exposure to many of the “preferred” skills/technologies listed below.

    Additional preferred technical experience:

    • Cloud experience (AWS)
    • Familiarity with DevOps practices such as CI/CD pipelines, test-driven development, etc.
    • Programming languages such as R, Java, Python
    • Experience working with Bitbucket, Git, Bamboo and testing/automation development
    • Ability to write SQL queries and interpret data models
    • Strong written and verbal communication
    • Agile exposure
    • ETL
Additional Information:
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.

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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.

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