Software Engineer - Java - Remote Available

Principal Financial Group Madison , WI 53706

Posted 4 weeks ago


Come join a Fortune 250 company and work with a variety of technologies!

As a Software Engineer in our Retirement & Income Solutions area, you'll join a group of high performing engineers on a fast-paced, Agile scrum team responsible for supporting web applications with multiple technologies. In doing so, you will work with our stakeholders and other technology peers to solve key business problems and deliver innovative technical solutions. In this position, you'll need to be flexible, adaptable, collaborative, and willing to play various roles within a scrum team where you will do the following:

  • Independently take on assignments in technical analysis and design, development, debugging, system documentation, automated testing, implementation and maintenance.

  • Demonstrate independence working in more than one software development layer of the solution.

  • Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and trade-offs.

  • Provide Java application expertise and representation to management, vendors and internal business partners.

  • Work with our business partners to ensure application development staff is focusing on the right work at the right time.

  • Coordinating work tasks with off-shore teammates.

  • Provide technical and on-call support of our systems.

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

  • Embrace a Product Mentality by focusing on outcomes over outputs, pursue fast feedback loops, and deliver customer centric solutions.

  • Work within agile methodology and participate in agile ceremonies like sprint planning, backlog grooming and daily stand-ups.

  • Collaborate with your scrum team to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software iteratively, within Java and Mainframe environments.

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

  • Collaborate with architecture, technical engineers, and other roles on application design and architecture.

  • Own continuous improvement in yourself, your team and the solutions you build.

  • Develop maintainable and high quality software by integrating automation tests and following best practices as laid out by the team.

Core competencies for success:

  • Strong desire to continuously learn and take initiative.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment and with other teams.

  • Ability to communicate at both a technical and business level.

  • Ability to break down larger work efforts and manage multiple tasks.


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) and 2+ years work experience or equivalent experience

  • Proficiency with Java programming language, database applications and distributed, and/or web programming languages

  • Must be able to effectively communicate technical plans, strategies, and designs to all levels of the company.

  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, analytical, decision-making and communication skills are a must.

  • Basic leadership and presentation skills required.

  • Must have the desire to learn new technology and continuously grow.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and collaborate with both It and non-IT partners.

  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.

Additional preferred experience:

  • Basic knowledge of insurance and financial services products preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of business unit applications preferred.

  • Java, XSLT, React, REST services, MQ, DB2

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.

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.


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Software Engineer - Java - Remote Available

Principal Financial Group