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Experienced Business Analyst (Principal Global Investors) - #220508 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:May 09, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Job Area: Business Analyst
Business Area: PGI Other
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-05-26


We are actively seeking an experienced Business Analyst for Principal Global Investors!

Are you energized by working with a global team on something that you care about doing well?  Are you passionate about technology and the difference it can make?  Are you ready to tackle new challenges and find valuable solutions for them?

Principal Global Investors is a premier global asset manager for retirement and other long-term strategies, delivering top tier investment performance and consistently adding value to clients as a trusted advisor and solutions provider.  Now you can be a part of the growing, dynamic IT team that supports the delivery of that world-class asset management!

In PGI IT, we are committed to the pursuit of solutions that enable our business partners to manage investment products and help realize the financial dreams of retail and institutional clients.  We strive for an IT culture that identifies the newest, most effective solutions through discovery, open discussion and collaboration.  We have fun together, care about each other and take pride in the solutions we provide.  We believe in continuously optimizing our processes, refining our solutions and improving ourselves to the benefit of our business.

This position will partner with the PGI Finance and Investment Accounting teams! You will play a key role in providing support for a dynamic and evolving global organization. We are seeking someone who is willing to contribute and execute on organizational improvement opportunities. 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Elicitation, analysis and documentation of business and technology needs on small, medium or large financial technology initiatives
  • Acting as a liaison between business and technology partners
  • Influence without authority to set priorities, drive results and meet deadlines
  • Helping to set IT vision/roadmap for Finance which includes the data strategy


Ideal candidates will possess the following skills/experience:

  • 4+ years of Business Analyst or relevant experience required
  • Data and data integration requirements gathering experience required
  • Asset Management and/or Finance/Accounting experience strongly desired
  • Business process management experience strongly desired
  • Technical aptitude, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates strong initiative, is results-oriented and can meet pre-established deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Able to work through ambiguity to achieve desired objectives and results
  • Exhibits strong interaction skills including facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, influencing and teamwork
  • Demonstrates the ability to embrace and understand the change process and effectively guide others through a change
  • Understanding of Agile Scrum methodology a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

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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.

Job Level

Willing to consider qualified candidates at multiple levels.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


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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