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Data Engineer - open to remote Principal Financial Group. Des Moines, IA. ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking a Data Engineer to join our team and partner with Principal's global marketers to deliver enterprise-wide marketing data solutions. Our team enables the enterprise to get the most out of our marketing technology investments, including Google Analytics, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Medallia and more. We integrate our marketing technology stack with other e.
View Job. Data Engineer - open to remote! Principal Financial Group. ResponsibilitiesAre you motivated by continuous development? Do you want to be part of a team who values and invests in you? Then come join our team at Principal as a Software Engineering Leader!
We have an exciting and ever maturing engineering environment that may be just what you are looking for. We will value strong, professional opinions. Come join the Integration Services space and lead a team of software and data engineers. Here are a few examples of the kinds. Software Engineer - remote! ResponsibilitiesAre you looking for a new, exciting accounting opportunity at Principal working with our global locations?
Principal is currently recruiting a motivated individual to fill a Senior Accounting Analyst role supporting our Brazilian businesses. In this role, you will get to work with fellow team members across the globe who are collectively responsible for a v.
Charlotte, NC. You'll gain exposure to ALL of Principal's group insurance products and produce the tools and information necessary for our business partners to deliver successful renewal outcomes. Actuary Principal Financial Group. Associate Accountant Principal Financial Group. View all 15 Finance jobs.
You'll partner with senior executives and search firm partners to place exceptional executives in exciting opportunities at Principal. In addition, you'll: Manage the recruitment and hirin. ResponsibilitiesPrincipal Global Investors PGI will host a small group of interns in our equity investment division during the Winter Break and the Summer ResponsibilitiesPrincipal Global Investors is the perfect opportunity to gain real world experience in the investment management industry.
Our Investment Operations Extended Internship will allow you to play a key role in supporting the investment management process by focusing on process improvement, projects, strong controls and data integrity. Communications Specialist Principal Financial Group.
ResponsibilitiesAs a Sr. Communication Specialist on our Public Relations team, you'll serve the needs of business and enterprise partners by supporting the strategic development production, and distribution of a variety of communications that enhance brand messaging, tell a Principal story, and support high-level enterprise strategy and business objectives.
Site Coordinator Principal Financial Group. Kansas City, MO. ResponsibilitiesThe Overland Park, KS office of Principal is looking for a detail oriented and organized individual who thrives in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment to fulfill the Site Coordinator role! You'll collaborate closely with both local and home office internal and external partners, to provide a high level of service for all office operatio.
ResponsibilitiesAs a Client Onboarding Manager in our Defined Benefit area, you'll coordinate all aspects of multi-process onboarding for our medium to large sized clients, while maintaining overall responsibility for onboarding. Your day will be filled with: Working independently, act as a consultant and actively advise clients and prospects as they navigate thro.
View all 19 Operations jobs. This Product Owner opening will play a key role working with business partners and software engineering teams in an agile environment to build out of the box and custom Sa. ResponsibilitiesWhat You will Do: As the Principal Design System Product Owner, you will lead the growth and adoption of that system as it expands in scope and progresses towards maturity.
If you were asked to review a colleague's code that they had written, what key things would you look for? Ryan's Answer. In working with financial data here at Principal Financial Group, what are the steps you would take in the data validation process as part of your work? Your job as a detailed and proficient Data Analyst requires you to take proper steps in the data validation process to ensure that data used is accurate and clean.
Bad data in the financial industry can have a costly impact and your job will be to ensure that doesn't happen. For your answer to this question, discuss the importance and your method for both data screening and data verification as part of the validation process.
Also, be sure to talk about any programs that you utilize during the validation process. This plan will define the required data to be validated and set the way for the remaining steps. The next steps are to validate the information in the database and then the formatting of the data. Finally, prior to validating the data, sampling needs to be done to ensure that a small sample meets the requirements of the project.
Being very proficient with many validation programs, I consider myself very proficient in both QuerySurge and Datameer but remain open to learning any new programs here at Principal Financial Group. To validate data, the two important steps I would take are data screening and data verification.
I am very confident in my ability to work with algorithms that screens large sets of data for their accuracy. On top of that, I have worked with a few of the different data verification programs like Experian and Sage Intacct. How can Principal Financial Group motivate you on the job? Every employer should know how each of their employees is best motivated.
Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are best motivated on the job. I do like to know that my efforts are noticed. In my current position, we have a leaderboard, and I do like that concept because it creates a healthy bit of personal competition for me as well. In my current position, I have been in the president's club for the past three consecutive years. I am highly motivated by the vacation that I am awarded annually.
At Principal Financial Group, we are building a massive machine learning program and your role as a Data Scientist will be an integral part of that project. What experiences will you bring to that side of this job? In the financial services field, machine learning is being used to automate processes, provide information security, create algorithms for trading and to assist in credit scoring. Principal Financial Group is looking to stay at the forefront of their field and this role as a Data Scientist will play a huge part in making this a reality.
Talk about any experience that you have in working with data to create a robust machine learning tool. What was your role in the project and what can you bring to the team at Principal Financial Group? The tool analyzes thousands of data sources simultaneously and pulls the information into a real time database. My job was in the build of the program and the database while working with other colleagues that built out the sourcing for the websites we would pull data from.
I think this experience would fit nicely with your team looking to extract real time market data and trading data on a minute to minute basis. I recently helped my organization tweak our system to isolate cyber threats and the new tweaks are working perfectly. As well, I've helped my organization save thousands of labor hours by creating a program to review contract information from vendors.
If hired for this role here at Principal Financial Group, know that I remain open to learning new techniques in machine learning to help your organization grow and prosper into the future. What do you consider to be a good litmus test for when you would automate a test process for a new system versus testing manually? As your role with Principal Financial Group will look to help further their automate testing processes for new systems, you will need to have a good sense for when automation makes sense and when it does not.
Reiterate your sense for this to your interviewer by sticking to the high level response that repetitive tasks, as are common with large software companies, are prime candidates for automation whereas one time test cases are not. The amount of time, effort and resources that goes into an automation process makes it ideal for repetitive tasks and tests that have multiple data sets.
If a testing process calls for unique and one time process, it would make the most sense to run that process manually. These automated tests work great because they run on similar systems following changes in code to ensure that no bugs remain in the system. If our group of engineers are working on unique, one off type projects, my automation processes are not utilized. Think back over your career up to today and tell me about the most difficult day on the job you encountered.
What made the day difficult and how did you handle that situation? We've all had our share of difficult days on the job and how we handle those days in particular can really make or break where our careers go in that position or with that company. Think of a particular day ahead of your interview that really outlines your ability to handle adversity and proves that you were able to handle it with grace rather than turning your uniform in and heading home for the day.
Another important piece of your answer should be discussing what lessons you learned from that particular day moving forward that you still carry with you to this day. Upon arriving to work in the morning, I quickly learned that our entire network was down and we wouldn't be able to work within our CRM or other programs that day.
Many of my coworkers were visibly upset and questioning how we would be able to do our jobs that day. Rather than joining the crowd and freaking out about the situation, I huddled our group together to talk about solutions to the workday after we found out that the network likely wouldn't be fully up and running until late afternoon. While some colleagues carelessly went home for the day, I helped brainstorm how we could keep our phone lines open and my boss was very grateful for my efforts that day.
Looking back, what made this the most difficult for me was seeing how others responded so negatively over an issue that we had no control over. Being trained and working Financial Advisor, my colleagues also handled market analysis, retirement plans and insurance plans. At first, the receptionist and I went about our business.
After being flooded with calls and in-person visits into our office, we connected again to talk about a plan moving forward. We discussed what types of calls she could handle and which ones I would handle and she triaged from there. I made contacted with my personal clients I had scheduled that day to reschedule and we worked well from there.
If I couldn't answer a question for a client of one my colleagues, I ensured they knew that my colleague would follow up as soon as possible. Looking back, I learned that on days where you have to break routine like we did then that it was important to make a plan as early in the day as possible. In this role with Principal Financial Group, we will rely on your organized and methodical approach to provide financial analysis reporting.
What does your current reporting process consist of? Providing the clients of Principal Financial Group with detailed reports will be a key part of this position and your interviewer will be looking to gauge your ability to be organized and detailed while also utilizing your critical thinking skills to provide the best reports possible.
In your answer, keep a focus on the techniques and tools that you use to do your job in ensuring that clients are receiving the most accurate and detailed reports possible. As well, let your interviewer know that you are willing to learn new ways and new technologies to help onboard yourself to their team quicker. After using a simply built Excel program for many years, Tableau provides beautiful and easy to understand reporting that my clients can take and run with to make important decision.
The connections and automations within the program have save me time and effort, allowing me to take on a much more robust client base. If hired for this role here at Principal Financial Group, I also have familiarity with SAS and Spotfire and consider myself a very quick learner if I need to learn a new program. Today, we as Financial Analysts have so many great tools available to us and my current preference is a statistical program like Crystal Ball.
When paired with the advance Excel sheets that I have created, and have been commended, my clients are always happy with the insight that I am able to provide. Data Scientist is a fairly new role here at Principal Financial Group. Why do you feel that you can make the jump into the financial industry as a data scientist? As finance becomes more heavily reliant on data, the need for well educated Data Scientists is becoming a need at Principal Financial Group.
And while your background may not be filled with experience in the financial field, it will be your job to convince your interviewer that you have the skills necessary to be strong Data Scientist while also having some great knowledge of the financial industry. Be open and honest of where your strong point fall and where you feel you have the most to learn while being open to making that progress in the field with Principal Financial Group.
My work experience in the tech industry has helped me grow in many areas that can be beneficial to the team here at Principal Financial Group. I think that my experience in mining and cleaning raw data, paired with my experience in machine learning, could significantly benefit your clients that are seeking new and improved market data.
Up to today, these skills have driven me to create a brilliant start up company that I sold almost ten years ago and then to a career with a large online retailer. Knowing that the financial industry is growing in data analytics, now is the time to strike when the iron is hot. As I've set out on a career search in the field, I have been greatly impressed by what I have learned about Principal Financial Group and would look forward to help growing the data side of your business.
Our clients here at Principal Financial Group expect top-tier service and products and we will expect you to do just that in this role. Have you ever went the extra mile for a client when it wasn't expected? Why did you do so? Principal Financial Group looks to set themselves apart from their competition by delivering the best service possible in the industry. You, as a customer service professional, are likely used to doing this so in your example, be sure to think about a time where your going above and beyond the call of duty really impacted the overall customer experience.
No matter what example you use, be sure to explain why you felt it was important to take that action and what outcomes you are aware that it produced. The easy route would have been to simply look it up, tell her it was discontinued and have her be on her way. What I did was take down the customers contact information and let her know that I could contact our person that handled archived products. If we could track it down, I would be in touch.
With a simple phone call, my colleague was able to track the item down from the supplier and have it coordinated to ship directly. We put the customer in direct contact with the supplier and she was as happy as could be. Looking back on that situation, I felt that it was the right thing to do given the situation that the customer was in and knowing she was a loyal customer of ours. Last year, a touring manager for a musician contacted me regarding and upcoming stay for the musician. I proactively asked for their dining and entertainment preferences and with that list, I was able to work with our catering staff to ensure we had preferred items on the menus for the nights that he stayed and that we had a customized video game package in the musician's room for the his extended stay.
Prior to him leaving, his manager reached out to thank me for the great service! If you joined the team here at Principal Financial Group, how would you build relationships with those that you would be working closely with? For this question, your interviewer will be looking to get the sense that you would be proactive about getting to know your colleagues and fitting into the culture of the organization.
Use a personal approach to talk about ways that you have done this in the past and how you would do it if hired for this position. Talk about the importance of relationship building in your line of work and how it helps the overall good of the organization if you take the initiative to do this. In the past, I've done these meetings over lunch or in an office where I've had questions prepared for me to get to know the person both personally and professionally.
I want to ask my colleagues what they expect from me and what I can expect from them. I've found that these conversations really help to open up doors for working with each other moving forward. I think it's important to get to know each other on a personal level because we spend so much of our lives together in the workplace and I am a caring person that wants to know how last night's soccer game went for the kids. Beyond that first ice breaking conversation, my work relationships are then bonded through my work ethic and helping others on my team to show that I am a true team player.
We pride ourselves on our interdepartmental teamwork here at Principal Financial Group. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be? In the financial world, teamwork at an organization is the key to success and life at Principal Financial Group is no different.
As you talk about your abilities and experiences in being a great team player, try to highlight certain themes like building trust, gaining respect and being a subject matter expert as part of a larger team. Don't hesitate to show flexibility in your ability to both lead others and be lead by others and use examples of times that you've done both.
To seal your answer for this question, talk about your desire to work as part of a team and do your research on this position to find out what types of colleagues you will be working with. As well, I'm able to communicate effectively, take direction and run with when needed and always willing to help out other areas if I have free time.
I understand that I would be working very closely with the Advising staff here at Principal Financial Group and know that they would have high expectations out of my work. If I were fortunate enough to join the team here, I want you to know that I love being in a leadership type role on a team where I can delegate work and help train others to better the organization.
As well, I also thrive in a role where I am the minion and taking direction from others. I'd say that my key skills in working as a team are my ability to friendly, honest and trustworthy with my team. How would you define what working capital is for a company and what does its measurement mean? As a Financial Analyst with Principal Financial Group, you will be asked to help measure working capital of organizations.
In your definition that you provide to your interviewer, ensure that you give them at least the basic definition of the calculation being current assets minus current liabilities. Then, talk about real situations that you've used the measurement to make critical decisions in the work that you've done in the past.
This will confirm with your interviewer that you have the ability to use the measurement in this job. In working with many industries, from retails to the public sector, the determination of a company's ability to do so based on calculation can differ greatly from industry to industry. To calculate, a range of line items from the company are used to take their current assets minus their current liabilities. In the retail industry, seasonal spikes in business create the need for a much higher working capital and if hired for this role, I have a great understanding of each industries specific needs.
In my current role, I utilize a more focused calculation of adding accounts receivable plus inventory and then subtracting accounts payable. The more focused calculation give a better idea of total working capital for organizations when trying to get a better overall picture of their health and efficiency when projecting out towards the future.
If hired to this role here at Principal Financial Group, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job? At the heart of this question, your interviewer is asking you to take an honest look inside of yourself to discuss what you feel is the biggest learning curve you will have if offered this position.
This will give your interviewer a sense of how to handle your onboarding process if hired for the position and give them a sense that you have the ability to see what your biggest need would be. Similar to the what is your greatest weakness question, the key to answering this question is humbly pointing out a flaw that you may see and making a plan for how you will overcome that flaw. My five years of experience out of college have been focused on management and technical consulting services, but I feel that I've built a very good knowledge base and experience for this role here at Principal Financial Group.
If given the opportunity to join your team, my initial focus would be to get enthralled in auditing in the financial industry and I'd do this by being attached at the hip to my colleagues and taking the time to talk one on one with a lot of other staff to help better understand what they'll expect of me in this role. If hired for the job, I would hope to be invited to team meetings where I could introduce myself and my role with the team and I'd invite an open conversation with the entire team.
Have you ever run into a situation where a company had a positive cash flow but was still in critical financial trouble? At the heart of this question, your interviewer is looking to dive in and take a look at your critical thinking skills. While positive cash flow is usually a very good sign of a company's overall ability to settle its debts and handle future financial challenges, there are some situations where all isn't as it seems when looking at a company with a positive cash flow. Whether you have run into this situation or not, it is important for you to point out that you are aware of situations where a positive cash flow can be misleading.
A cash flow statement can often show positive cash flow when they take on new cash from loans or long-term debt. While these items do show up as positive on the cash flow, they don't accurately reflect the profitability of the organization. At the same time, the company was delaying their payables. This showed a very skewed positive cash flow but the real story behind the curtains showed a company that was in serious trouble of keeping its doors open.
What statistical analysis tools do you have experience working with? As a successful and resourceful Data Analyst, your interviewer at Principal Financial Group is expecting you to be knowledgeable and well-versed in the many tools available to you. On top of the programs, talk about any experience you have with programming and database language like SQL and Python.
Of course, I have received expert level training in Microsoft Excel and consider myself a master of the program. I also have a good amount of experience in Crystal Reports. What role do you feel QA plays in software development and testing? As an experience software testing engineer, quality assurance should be ingrained in your brain and your interviewer is looking to get a sense of your personal feelings towards it in your work with this question.
In your answer, be sure to highlight QA's importance in reducing errors, maintaining specifications, testing failure parameters and preventing defects from occurring. In the end, make sure that quality is your mantra in the eyes of your interviewer by giving an example or two of how you put QA in the forefront of your work. In my current role, I take the time to learn all of the system specifications that are laid out by our design engineers and customize my testing to follow those specifications.
While creating effective testing processes on new software is extremely important in following QA protocols, the recording of defects, issuing of reports and assisting the designers on fixing issues are equally important parts of the process that I'd love to let shine here at Principal Financial Group. At Principal Financial Group, we are always looking for bilingual skills from our staff to better suit and expand our client base.
Do you speak any other languages fluently? This is a straightforward question where your interviewer is looking to simply see if you could the additional skill of being bilingual to the team at Principal Financial Group. If you are, it could be potentially highly marketable to new clients. If being bilingual is required for the job, you would likely see those details in the job advertisement.
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