Junior Backend Engineer (f/m/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!

Join our team as a Junior Backend Engineer and partner with our Senior Engineers to shape our engineering culture and the future of our platform. You will work in an effective, autonomous feature-based team, side-by-side with best in class Software Engineers. Here you will improve your developer skills in a high-impact driven environment. Be involved in the full cycle of feature development (from inception to maintenance), and learn about the architecture of our complex, mission-critical HR Operating System.

Our current biggest engineering challenge is to transform our legacy (PHP, Ruby on Rails) monolithic systems into Kotlin microservices. For infrastructure, we use AWS, Docker and Kubernetes. While we don’t expect you to be an expert in all of these technologies already, we would appreciate an open mindset, the willingness to learn and the following profile:

  • At least 1 year of experience writing web applications in an agile software team gained through student work and internships or professional working experience
  • Production experience with Java (or other JVM-based language) and SQL-based relational database design (Postgres / MySQL) 
  • Object-oriented design skills. You can express yourself in language of objects and relations—and then implement it in code
  • Driven by impact. You are eager to create customer value whatever it takes, and learn best-practice engineering skills on the way
  • Curiosity. You are eager to learn new skills and technologies. You are always seeking to improve and grow.
  • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Teamplayer. You are passionate about working with international talented teammates. Your heart beats for receiving and giving feedback, to grow both personally and as an engineer
  • You are excited to be involved in the delivery of low to mid complexity features and the implementation of bug-fixes
  • Strong written and spoken English (level C1)

Why Personio

  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • Because joining us at an early stage shows your trust and confidence in Personio, we want you to also profit from the success of the company. Therefore, we will offer you a competitive compensation package (e.g. salary, benefits, virtual shares)
  • 26 paid vacation days plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and opportunity to work from home on a regular basis.
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • 1,500 € of development budget every year for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • A permanent contract
  • Three hours of weekly English or Spanish classes
  • Grant for transport and food approx € 68 per month.
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping a company in its rapid growth and to grow and learn from your tasks
  • A creative working environment and short decision-making paths
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, among others)
  • An office location in the heart of Madrid