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Principal Info Security Analyst III in Des Moines, Iowa

As an Info Security Analyst III in our Information Security Risk (ISR) business area, you’ll take the lead on compliance work reviewing info security laws and regulations. You will also partner closely with the business, technology, regulators and external auditors to provide support, mentorship and oversight on the implementation of information security compliance requirements, policies, and standards.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of things you will do:

  • Work under minimal supervision to consult, provide mentorship and set expectations for the implementation of solutions that meet company information security policies and standards.

  • Identify reporting requirements to establish, collect and analyze metrics.

  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements for information security related issues and proactively monitor pending legislation to understand potential impacts to the company.

  • Work with regulators when evidence is requested

  • Assist compliance training across the company. Identify content for training as well as facilitate training sessions.

  • Keep abreast of security standards and methodologies in the industry by continually growing security knowledge.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience required

  • Experience required experience in compliance, regulatory review, governance or other security-related field

  • Exposure or previous work experience working in Information Security – NIST 800-53, Cyber Security, Access Management, Vulnerability Management – hands on experience is a plus

  • Must have strong analytical/critical thinking skills and attention to detail

  • Advanced planning/organizational, problem-solving, time management, decision-making, and communication skills required, as well as presentation skills

  • Ability to handle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines

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

Preferred Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of business unit applications

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next levels(s) with the right experiences and skills.


Willing to consider remote candidates.

How we hire:

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll 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.

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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.

Requisition ID: 2021-30457

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Information Services

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt