Director of Infrastructure Engineering (m/f/d)

Über uns

Enabling Better Organizations.

Personio ist ein schnell wachsendes und in München gegründetes HR SaaS Start-up. Es bietet eine ganzheitliche Softwarelösung für die Bereiche im HR und Bewerbermanagement, die insbesondere für Unternehmen mit einer Größe von 10 bis 1000 Angestellten konzipiert wurde. Schon heute spielt Personio eine entscheidende Rolle, den alltäglichen operativen Betrieb von mehr als 700 HR Teams effizienter und transparenter zu gestalten. Wir sind ein mit viel Spaß agierendes internationales Team, dessen Ziel es ist die führende HR Plattform in Europa aufzubauen.


We are looking for a seasoned leader to head our Infrastructure Engineering team on the way to enable smooth and secure operation of self-service cloud infrastructure at Personio. Our Product & Engineering organization works in a set of agile, autonomous mission-based teams with embedded DevOps engineers. We are building our system on a modern stack powered by AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, GitLab CI, NewRelic, ELK.
Your responsibilities in a nutshell:
  • Ensuring highly reliable, performant, and secure operation of Personio’s cloud infrastructure
  • Management and growth of a team of DevOps and Security engineers
  • Promotion of DevOps and Security best practices across Product & Engineering organization
  • Close collaboration with Product teams to address their infrastructure and automation needs

Dein Profil

  • Over five years of direct managerial experience in engineering teams (being an official supervisor of team members with respective responsibilities and reporting structures)
  • Experience building highly reliable, automated infrastructure with one of the major cloud providers (AWS preferred) at scale
  • Deep understanding of DevOps best practices and ability to drive them across large agile organizations
  • Proven ability to hire and build teams at scale
  • High diligence, self-organization, and reliability
  • Great presentation and communication skills in written and spoken English (native speaker or level C1 on a CEFR scale)
  • Experience working as a leader in a fast growing startup environment is a plus
  • Experience building infrastructure for highly regulated domains (HR, fintech, legal) is a plus

Warum Personio

  • Relocation support to Munich
  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast growing company ($54.3M funding acquired to date)
  • Full responsibility within your area, ability to build large team for a highly relevant function
  • Direct impact on the daily work of tens of thousands of users
  • Creative environment with talented and ambitious team members
  • High-end hardware, noise-cancelling headphones
  • 1.500 EUR of development budget per year for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • Regular team events, including office dinners, skiing trips, and parties
  • Unu electric scooter of your choice as "company car" (see or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • 26 paid vacation days, and 3 days of home office per month
  • Weekly German language courses
  • Office in the heart of Munich (near Hauptbahnhof)