Staff Backend Engineer - Kotlin (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 to becoming 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 Staff Engineer, you will be a bar raiser within the Personio Engineering organization and address some of the most difficult technical challenges. How you address each challenge is up to you - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations, or conducting brainstorming sessions with engineers from other tribes to tackle a certain problem - it’s up to you! This is a high impact role and you will be in the lead to create the long-term technical strategy for Personio Payroll.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Lead high-impact and large-scale technical projects across the Payroll tribe and department.
  • Continuously raise the bar for engineering at Personio by mentoring engineers across the tribe and interviewing for new talent. 
  • Drive an engineering culture of quality and innovation across teams.
  • Proactively seek out new areas/common problems to be tackled by your tribe.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and tech branding through blogging and representing Personio at conferences & tech events.
How we work
  • We are transforming our Ruby/PHP application into 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,  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

  • Outstanding communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership.
  • Ability to navigate technical debates & drive technical alignment.
  • Passion to enable others & be a force multiplier.
  • Exceptional experience designing, developing and operating business-critical distributed systems at scale.
  • Extensive experience in building a technical strategy and driving it across multiple teams.
  • Proven experience in hiring, mentoring, and developing engineering talent.
  • Willingness to work hands-on as a developer with a focus on complex problems with high impact.
  • Experience in open-source contribution and tech branding activities.

Why Personio

  • 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)
  • We love what we do, but we are still happy to enjoy 26 days of paid holidays + 2 days off for Christmas and New Years´
  • We enjoy becoming better day by day, that is why you will receive 1,500 € of development budget every year
  • We have fun! Join us for regular team events, e.g. Oktoberfest, summer event, skiing trip, Christmas party and much more
  • We offer language classes: English & Spanish
  • We focus on results rather than schedules - we offer Flexibility and Remote-working
  • We want happy employees - on top of your salary you will receive 68 € for food & public transport
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • We offer Visa and relocation support
  • Health insurance (company level plan): private health insurance for 43 € for Personio employees, spouse and children
  • Corporate benefits - a range of employee discounts for different brands so you can save money while shopping (e.g. Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.)
  • #SocialResponsibility: We are grateful for our privileges and take action to have a positive impact on the environment and society. Therefore, you will have two extra days to have #Impact: one individual and one supporting a company-wide project!