Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

About us

Enabling Better Organizations.

Personio is a fast growing HR SaaS start-up based in Munich. It offers a holistic HR and applicant management software designed for companies with 10 to 1000 employees. Personio plays a critical role in making the day-to-day operations of more than 700 HR teams more efficient and transparent. We are a bunch of fun, international people striving to build the leading one-stop HR platform in Europe.

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR platform in Europe. Our mission is to make organisations more efficient and save HR managers time so they can focus on their people and the tasks in HR that truly add value.

The real story for us begins by impacting people on a global scale every day. By simplifying and automating thousands of processes across human resource management, payroll and recruiting, we are impacting more than 200.000 people.

And we’ve only just begun. The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is massive, and as the engineering team behind this innovation we are growing fast, which means the scope for growth and impact is enormous.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager (m/f/d) who can help us push the boundaries of growth and innovation in a fast-paced environment, while leading one of our mission-based teams. You’ll not just get the opportunity to build high-performing interdisciplinary teams, but as a leader get the opportunity to impact engineering, operational and management excellence within the entire department.

What you will focus on:

  • High-performing teams: Build driven and high-performing teams by focusing on development of the engineers.
  • Maximising impact: Collaborate closely with your partners in product and design to define and execute on the most impactful initiatives.
  • Architecture: Work closely with your team to provide feedback on architecture and approach. Enable your team to deliver scalable, maintainable, secure and performant products.
  • Engineering culture: Build and influence a culture of ownership, autonomy and inclusivity, not just within your team but the whole department.
  • Technical excellence: Leverage your technical skills to build engineering excellence within your team that promotes and implements engineering best practices.

What you will get:

  • Autonomy: You’ll have the freedom to not just build a vision but to make it a reality.
  • Transparency: We’re very transparent about the decisions we make and the motivations behind them.
  • Feedback: We firmly believe in learning from each other, for which we embrace the principle of giving and receiving feedback.
  • Opportunity: You have the opportunity to directly contribute to the department, and not just your team, by being involved in processes like recruiting, performance and development, on-boarding and much more.
  • Diversity: The best workplaces are diverse and we celebrate that diversity in all aspects.
  • Flexibility: There is no one size fits all, so we do our best to understand and be flexible towards what makes you the most effective.

What you need to succeed

  • Over 3 years of hands-on people management experience. You’ve managed and grown high-performing teams by focusing on the engineers.
  • Over 5 years of software engineering experience building and designing scalable distributed systems.
  • You have a proven track record building teams that focus on impact, technical excellence and transparency.
  • You have an ability to to lead and make decisions to push forward. You’re comfortable owning even the most ambiguous problems and defining the road ahead.
  • You are data driven in your decision making.
  • You lead from the front and are ready to roll up your sleeves to help your team in any way. 
  • You have a passion for building reliable systems and have experience with microservices architecture. 
  • You have excellent communication skills. Within the team and across the organisation you can communicate transparently and effectively.
  • You have excellent English language skills (level C1/C2), German is a plus.
  • You’re willing to relocate to Munich.

Why Personio

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:
  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and virtual shares
  • 26 days of paid vacation + 2 days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Inclusive, equal opportunity, and multicultural workplace
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • High-impact work environment with short decision-making processes
  • Opportunity to invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme
  • Choose between three mobility options: UNU electric scooter, JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidised Qualitrain membership gives you access to 90 fitness studios and sports facilities across Munich for €25 per month
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares
  • Two Impact days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society. One day is for an individual project and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility