Senior 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 Senior Backend Engineer and take an active role in shaping our engineering culture and the future of our platform. You will work in an effective, autonomous feature-based team, where you will get to play out your dev skills in a high-impact driven environment. You will be responsible for the full cycle of feature development in your team ("You build it, you run it"), and take part in architecting the backend of our complex, mission-critical HR Operating System
 
As a Senior Backend Engineer at Personio you will: 
  • drive technical discussions inside the team and communicate technical decisions to stakeholders
  • identify, document, and communicate technical improvements within the team domain
  • contribute to the creation of internal team engineering standards
  • coach and onboard junior and professional team members
  • drive small- to medium-sized cross-team engineering initiatives
  • participate in technical case interviews
 
How we work:
  • We are transforming our PHP and Ruby application into Go and Kotlin microservices!
  • We are a product company so our teams are organized in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work with other Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, a Designer, a Product Manager, and an Engineering Manager on one product vertical of our HR Management & Recruiting software.
  • 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

  • 5+ years of software development experience, from design to deployment and monitoring in production, using Kotlin, Go, PHP, Ruby or other programming languages
  • Strong OO design skills (SOLID 100%)
  • Knowledge with automated testing and of when and what to test
  • Experience in CI/CD, pull/merge request and code reviews
  • Knowledge of a web framework (preferred Spring Boot or similar)
  • Experience with event-driven architectures, domain-driven design, resilience patterns and microservices
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred) in a cloud environment (AWS preferred) 
  • Proactive problem solver. You leave code and processes in better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Teamplayer: You are passionate about working with talented teammates. Your heart beats for receiving and giving feedback, to grow both personally and as an engineer
  • Interest and passion to learn and experiment with new technologies and follow the best practices in software development for agile environments
  • Strong written and spoken English skills

Why Personio

  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast-growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to profit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits and virtual shares)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation support to Madrid, Spain
  • 26 paid vacation days plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • €1.500 Euros development budget for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • A permanent contract
  • Three hours of weekly English 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
  • Full responsibility for your area
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, among others)
  • An office location in the heart of Madrid