Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Compute Infrastructure

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

Personio is aiming to build a compute team that will provide tools and infrastructure as code used by our whole engineering department and within our own infrastructure teams. We are aiming to make our engineers autonomous and able to run & operate their own infrastructure in AWS.

We need you to solve our main challenges for our product engineers like the ability to create and operate all resources they need, facilitate access to all AWS managed services (mostly serverless), and excel in monitoring.
At the same time, Personio aims to serve more and more customers, leading to new scalability and architectural challenges that will need to be addressed.

In 2 years we aim to have a uniform platform that is easy to scalable, observable, and cost-optimized while being easily usable by all our stakeholders.


  • Designing and supporting a variety of storage and in-transit solutions with the product teams

  • Engineering APIs and tools to allow engineers to manipulate datasets for bug hunting

  • Design compliant direct data access for debugging purposes while being compliant with data privacy

  • Enabling engineering teams with self-service infrastructure as code for datastores

  • Working hand-by-hand with the other infrastructure teams to create a coherent data platform

  • Documenting and running internal formation

What you need to succeed

  • Over 4 years experience in contributing toward the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and existing systems with AWS

  • You have a good knowledge of AWS APIs and are at ease with serverless cloud technologies

  • You have experience with DevOps (CI/CD) concepts & tooling in the cloud and master at least one infrastructure-as-code tool

  • You use regularly at least one programming language (Python or Golang ideally)

  • You have excellent written and spoken English

  • You have experienced or willing to experience rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it”. So bring your agile mindset to the table!

  • You embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other

  • Finally, you have a good sense of humor. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes!

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 pre-IPO equity

  • 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

  • 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!)

  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.

  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)

  • With PersonioFlex, decide for yourself where you work most effectively. For this, we offer you a flexible 50% in-office & 50% remote working framework. Our remote working policy includes the possibility to work from home or anywhere within the UK or European Economic Area.

  • Choose between two mobility options: Tax Saver Commuter Ticket and the Bike to Work Scheme and receive a subsidy of 43.50€/month from Personio

  • Comprehensive healthcare scheme covered for each permanent employee (excl. taxes).

  • Enjoy training with Gympass with a subsidy of 30€/month from Personio

  • Pension scheme with up to 5% matching contribution

  • Discounts across a range of brands so you can save money while shopping at Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.

  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares