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Sr Infrastructure Engineer I

Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Responsibilities: What youll do:

As an Infrastructure Engineer with a network focus, you'll provide strategic planning and execution of high visibility projects across the global landscape. You'll collaborate with internal clients, peers and leadership to influence the modernization of the network infrastructure at Principal. As business continues to change at a quicker pace, it's critical to have excellent planning/organization skills, and have the ability to communicate across all levels, collaborating with peers and vendors and coach to up skill peers.
Youll have the opportunity to:
  • Create a world class network automation and reporting environment while finding innovative ways for team members to work throughout the world.
  • Work across teams to formulate and implement creative solutions to improve customer experience across the world.
  • Collaborate with peers to impact the strategic long term direction of the Principal Financial Group network.
  • Plan for new initiatives and expand the existing network infrastructure.
  • Optimize network infrastructure, security and performance for internal and external customers.
This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 14,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. Thats one reason Principal has been on Computerworlds list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 17 straight years.
What you'll get from us:
  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. Well reward you for the skills and experience you bring to the table. Find out more .
  • A great place to live, work and play. Greater Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. Given its vibrant and welcoming culture, its no wonder Des Moines has garnered so much national recognitionincluding #1 Best Affordable Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2017).
  • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.
  • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.
  • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. Thats why we provide the flexibility you need to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.
Qualifications: Were 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 (6 years of experience equates to an Associates degree when defining equivalent work experience)
  • 3+ years of experience with LAN solutions for large enterprises (including Cisco Nexus and Catalyst) analyzing, troubleshooting, and investigating Network and Data Center related systems
  • Ability to manage multiple efforts by establishing timelines and executing tasks in accordance with timelines
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, communication and decision-making skills
  • Strong drive to train and improve technical skills of peers
  • Ability to provide on-call support on a variable basis may be required
Successful candidates will have the following:
  • Experience with:
    • IP routing protocols including Layer 2 (including Multi-Vlan architectures) and Layer 3 routing (OSPF, BGP, RIP, EIGRP, HSRP, QoS) in a large enterprise environment
    • Enterprise security and network-based segmentation solutions such as: firewalls, private VLANs, Cisco ISE, etc.
    • Automating network deployments and configurations using Ansible (or similar language) or automation orchestrator
    • Supporting, troubleshooting and implementing new rules in Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE)
    • Analyzing, troubleshooting, and supporting Cisco ACI
    • Design, build and support Cisco wireless infrastructure that utilize the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller platform
    • Virtual datacenter (VMware) and virtual switching environments
  • Ability to configure and support one or more of the major Application Delivery Controller appliances (Citrix NetScaler, F5 BigIP, etc)
  • Familiarity with Software Defined Networking, OpenFlow and WAN technologies
  • Ability to program in Linux
Salary Range Information: Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Minimum Salary: USD $87,600.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: USD $172,800.00/Yr. Additional Information: Job level

Well 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 link s.
Investment Code of Ethics
For Principal Global Investors positions, youll 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 were 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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