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Principal Financial Services, Inc

Enterprise Architect

Principal Financial Services, Inc - Des Moines, IA

Job Area: IT

Business Area: Information Services

Location: IA - Des Moines

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2017-11-10

As a member of Principals global IT community, you are part of a high-performing culture that promotes employee empowerment, innovation, collaboration, and career development while fostering flexibility between professional and personal responsibilities. The work you do while partnering closely with the business puts our customers needs first by shaping the financial security of millions of lives across the globe!

Principal was #18 on Computerworlds list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2017

making it 16 years in a row on the list! Click the link to read all about it.

And, if you have 2 minutes, you'll want to watch this video about our company:


Its an exciting time to be an employee at Principal! Maybe youve heard, not only do we have a new logo, were updating our brand to unify our different businesses and better connect our global presence.

As you can imagine, an effort like this requires our IT staff to partner closely with our businesses to drive out our new digital presence. We have an exciting opening for an Enterprise Architect

to join our team and help us develop the architectural direction and guidance to properly align technology in support of the needs of our Enterprise Data and Applications area. In doing so, youll gain an understanding of our customers needs so that we can generate the best customer experience possible. Enterprise Data and Applications is a very exciting area of the company to work in, as the systems we support are generally shared enterprise solutions that traverse our businesses. They are often the first point of contact with our customers.

Ideal candidates would have at least 4 years of architecture experience, as well as background with enterprise CRM Systems, Master Data Management, and technology to support customer call centers. Youll have the opportunity to work towards team goals and collaborate closely with business partners and peers. Your work will provide the overall architectural vision and direction, which will guide efforts delivering technology solutions that people see and use!

This role is instrumental

in developing, sustaining, and promoting strategic architecture within our IT organization!

In this role, you will provide architecture/design consultation, facilitation and participation in enterprise architecture and architecture reviews, creation of system and architectures and participation/representation in department and enterprise architecture initiatives.

The work is fun and challenging! The team is creative! The ability to have an impact on our customers is HUGE! Does this sound like a great next step in your career? If so, read on and apply today!


What do you need to bring to the table?

Proven experience as a senior IT professional (6 years of experience) previous experience in an architect role is preferred but not required.

Bachelor's degree in a computer related field or equivalent work experience.

Required Technology Skills:

Extensive experience with multi-tier systems and vendor integration

Solid understanding of integration techniques/patterns

Basic understanding of data analytic technologies

Additional preferred experience:


Basic knowledge of the business architecture practice

Experience defining strategy and influencing the adoption of these strategies

Experience defining architecture for a specific technical domain

Experience with SaaS and PaaS solutions/platforms

Modern web design

Service Oriented Architecture

Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Conceptual & logical data modeling

Familiarity with master data management practices, ETL and reporting

Knowledge of logical data warehouse, virtualization, federation, and appliances concepts

Experience with CRM software (Salesforce or other)

Experience with Omni-Channel Interaction Architectures

Experience working with Atlassian tooling (i.e. Jira, Confluence, Bamboo)

Core competencies for success (these are a necessity):

Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to make good decisions with incomplete information.

Must be able to effectively influence and communicate technical plans, strategies, and architecture to all levels of the organization.

Advanced planning/organizational, problem-solving, analytical, time management, decision-making, and communication skills required, as well as solid leadership and presentation skills.

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Job Level

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.




Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Principal Financial Services, Inc


Enterprise Architect Principal Financial Services, Inc - Des Moines, IA, United States


Location: Des Moines, IA

Company Profile:
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a leading global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services. Our range of products and services includes retirement solutions, insurance, wellness programs, and investment and banking products through our diverse family of financial services companies and national network of financial professionals.