Lead Software Engineer (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 to become the leading HR Platform in Europe!

Join our international Product & Engineering team and take an active role in shaping our engineering culture and the future of thousands of HR teams and organizations across Europe. At Personio you will have a direct impact on our product, our users, our organization, and our engineering practices.

As a Lead Software Engineer (m/f/d) you will be a bar raiser in a mission-based team within the Personio Engineering organization and take care of team productivity, technical alignment and technical growth. In this role, you will act as a multiplier for your team

You know how to address each challenge - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations or conducting  brainstorming sessions with engineers from other tribes to tackle a certain problem - You know it best!!

This is a high impact role and you will be in the lead to create the long-term technical strategy for one of Personio’s main product components and represent the team in Personio’s Product & Engineering department.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Increasing performance and productivity of your team by raising ideas how to  improve team internal processes and collaboration
  • Mentoring engineers in your team and fostering the technical growth of your teammates with/by pair programming, knowledge sharing and coaching
  • Be the technical go-to person in your team for technical and non-technical topics and stakeholders
  • Drive an engineering culture of quality, good development principles and innovation from inside your team
  • Partnering up with the Engineering Manager on the technical growth of the team
  • Strategic technical involvement on a team level in the OKR process, hiring strategy and team setup
  • Managing incident processes and team related follow-ups to ensure high product reliability, stability and security
  • Urge to contribute to tech branding through blogging and representing Personio at conferences & tech events.
 
How we work:

  • We are transforming our PHP application into Kotlin microservices
  • We are a product company so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work with other Engineers, Designers, Product Managers &  Engineering Managers within and outside of your tribe.
  • We have a “you built it, you run it” attitude and CI/CD is our second nature - we use AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and GitLab to implement it!

What you need to succeed

  • You get your hands dirty when driving complex problems with high impact that set standards in style and quality
  • Proven experience designing, developing and operating services of in the area of responsibility of your team
  • Enthusiasm for building a technical strategy and translating it into reality
  • Contribute to agile process optimisations
  • You are driven by impact and you understand its effect for your team
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Teaching, Coaching and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfils you
  • Ability to effectively lead others through meetings, planning, and any processes which are needed to accomplish the goals of the team
  • Passion to enable your teammates and amplify their technical abilities
  • Excited to contribute to open source projects and tech branding activities
  • You have excellent English language skills (level C1/C2), German is a plus.

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)
  • Find your best way to work with office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs.
  • 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

You can find more information and impressions here: www.kununu.com/personio