Careers in engineering and technology

Careers in engineering and technology

When we invest in you, and you invest in us, great things can happen.

At Principal®, we offer technologists the opportunities of a high-growth startup with the stability of a Fortune 500® company. Positioned at the intersection of financial services and technology, our work is both cutting edge and purpose led. Our global tech community embraces the latest technology, tools, and processes that enable our mission: helping our customers lead successful, more secure financial lives by investing in what matters to them.


“There’s a reason tech companies provide free breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they want you to work as much as possible. Principal doesn’t expect that of our people. We’ve listened and been thoughtful, especially with our flip to flexibility.”

Executive vice president and chief information officer

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Common engineering and technology roles at Principal

Software engineer

Use an engineering approach in a collaborative setting to design, develop, maintain, test, and evaluate applications.

Data engineer

Build systems to enable collection and usage of data. Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to build models and make data more accessible.

Info security engineer

Design, develop, test, and implement data security tools and policies to safeguard company and customer data.

Infrastructure engineer

Collaborate to build, maintain, and enhance a modern, cost-effective, flexible, and secure IT environment. This could include network, server, storage, desktop, data center/hosting, IT security, video conferencing, and workspace.

Delivery and product

Focus on the voice of the customer. Define, deploy, and release high quality products and services to end-users in a continuous manner.

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