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Principal Financial Services, Inc

Solutions Architect - #221133

Principal Financial Services, Inc - Des Moines, IA

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a highly collaborative team that is driven to break down work and design system solutions? Are you a big picture thinker with the technical aptitude in the distributed environment? Do you enjoy driving high-level concepts from inception to execution? If so, this opportunity is for you!

This position will play a key role in Retirement & Income Solutions (RIS) Full Service Accumulation (FSA). Our program team works at the heart of our Scaled Agile Framework Environment (SAFe). The team is challenged with taking epic sized features and driving them to be execution ready for our Scrum Teams. You’ll be challenged to architect solutions that meet the business need while keeping your eyes on the long term RIS Architecture statements of direction.

We’re looking for an individual who has a software engineer mindset to:

Lead collaborative team and departmental design sessions

Guide best practices for RESTful API service design and security

Review and build Java Domain Object models

Design solutions to support and interact with IBPM processes

Drive requirements needed to support Secure Software

Articulate best practice for System to system integration


Required skills:

We believe to be successful in a role of this magnitude, 6 years of experience with Distributed Application Development is required

We will consider candidate with some exposure or experience with these technologies: RESTful API, CMP, STP, Domain, Web

Strong candidates will have 2 years of experience with these specific technologies: RESTful API, CMP, STP, Domain, Web

2 years of proven experience in technical design and architecture

Nice to have skills (but not required):

REST web service design or implementation experience.

Java stored procedure implementation

Java Domain design, modeling, and development

Rational Database(DB2) experience with SQL/MyBatis

Web Application Development (JSF and Spring MVC)

MQ Transactional processing

Automated Testing Tool experience (e.g. Junit, Selenium, Cucumber)

Development, build, and deployment tooling (e.g. Maven, Git, Bamboo, SourceTree)

Experience working in an agile of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) program

Experience with continuous integration and modern application development (Agile/lean methods)

Experience developing in Rational Application Developer

Experience with local install of WebSphere Application Server (WAS)

Familiar with Secure Software development concepts/practices

Core competencies for success:

Self-driven, motivated, independent learner, takes initiative

Experience working in an Agile environment a plus

Demonstrate thought and technical leadership with the willingness to coach/mentor and share knowledge with team/program members.

Willing to dig in to identify root cause, problem-solving, analytical

Able to manage and self-prioritize work

Able to communicate effectively with IT teammates as well as directly with business partners

Planning/organizational, collaboration, soft skills, time management, decision-making, and communication skills

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

Willing to provide minimal rotational on-call support

Visa Sponsorship:

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.


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.

14 days 7 hours ago

Principal Financial Services, Inc


Solutions Architect - #221133 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.