Senior Engineering Manager, Personio

Data Platform

Salary not provided

+ Pre-IPO equity

Senior and Expert level

2-3 days a week in office


All-in-one HR platform for SMEs

Open for applications


All-in-one HR platform for SMEs

1001+ employees


Open for applications

Salary not provided

+ Pre-IPO equity

Senior and Expert level

2-3 days a week in office

1001+ employees


Company mission

Personio is an all-in-one HR platform that helps organizations unlock the power of people


Who you are

  • You have 5+ years of management experience. You’ve managed and grown high-performing teams, and learned from your failures
  • Your strong leadership skills attract, motivate, and inspire new engineers to achieve exceptional results
  • You have the ability to lead and make decisions to push forward. You’re comfortable owning even the most ambiguous problems and defining the road ahead
  • You manage complex development projects, including planning, resource allocation, and risk management
  • Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills allow you to effectively present ideas, influence stakeholders, and build relationships
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve technical challenges and make data-driven decisions
  • You lead from the front and are ready to roll up your sleeves to help your team in any way
  • You have a passion for building reliable distributed systems and have experience with microservices architecture
  • (Bonus) At least 1-2 years of experience managing Managers

What the job involves

  • The Data Platform is enabling Personio's engineers to build data-rich products for our customers
  • We're a rapidly growing domain spanning from Infrastructure, all the way to customer-facing experiences, solving needs from asynchronous communication, and governance, to giving our users the ability to self-audit changes to their data
  • Strategy: You define and execute the Data Platform strategy for your team within Data Platform, setting clear goals and objectives to drive business growth and user engagement
  • Hiring: You recruit, hire, and onboard top engineering talent to build a high-performing and collaborative team
  • Technical Leadership: You provide technical guidance and leadership to the engineers in your team, fostering a culture of innovation, learning, and excellence
  • Delivery: You oversee the planning and execution of Data Platform development projects, ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality applications
  • Partnership: You collaborate closely with product management, design, and other stakeholders to align initiatives with business objectives and user needs
  • Innovate: You stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and industry best practices in development, and drive innovation within the team
  • Communication: You effectively communicate your team’s strategy, progress, and outcomes to senior management and cross-functional teams

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Personio was set up to automate and simplify HR tasks with a single software. This means reducing admin and accelerating efficiency with data and processes seamlessly integrating with each other.

What sets Personio apart from its competitors is the fact that its solution covers all the core HR processes that are key to every company’s success and can be performed in one place. This gives HR professionals the time and energy to focus on more strategic topics like talent development and employer branding. Personio has over 10,000 customers, among which are 1.5 million employees using its software.

With substantial funding from multiple investors, Personio is focused on growing the tools it offers as well as expanding into what they describe as “people workflow automation". With 1.7 million small and medium-sized businesses still stuck in the spreadsheet era, Personio will deliver even more value to businesses in years to come.


Top investors

Many candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

21% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Jun 2022


Series E

Oct 2021


Series E

Total funding: $724.2m

Company benefits

  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Annual personal development budget for you to invest in your development via professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Come together with regular company and team events, like our annual All Company Culture week and local year-end celebrations
  • Choose between multiple sustainable transportation options, like a subsidised bike lease or monthly transit ticket
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly hybrid setup. Spend roughly half your time in the office and half remote
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities

Company values

  • Exceed Customer Expectations - We anticipate, prioritize, and solve for the needs of our customers
  • Deliver Exceptional Results - We dream big and move with urgency to make great things happen
  • Elevate One Another - We work together as trusted partners to amplify our collective impact
  • Care to Challenge - We care personally and challenge directly to unlock our full potential
  • Ignite Positive Momentum - We embrace the challenge with a positive mindset and celebrate our wins together

Company HQ

Old Town, Munich, BY


Hanno Renner

(Co-Founder & CEO)

Also co-founded Feedbackme in 2015 and is a member of the "Advisory Board of the Young Digital Economy".

Arseniy Vershinin

(Co-Founder )

Also co-founded nuclino in 2015. Before then, was an iOS Developer at Freeletics and Empatika.

Roman Schumacher

(Co-Founder )

Previously co-founded Feedbackme and is a member of Founders Pledge.

Ignaz Forstmeier


They're an advisor and investor for y42.

Jonas Rieke

(Co-Founder & COO)

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Diversity & Inclusion at Personio

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Holly Smith (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner)

  • Our Count Me In DEI survey is designed to measure our progress towards our DEI goals and identify gaps and improvement areas to inform our planning of future initiatives.
  • Our main focus in 2023 has been supporting and uplifting women in tech. It’s something our Exec are really passionate about. Within this we have launched: our first 'Lift Mentorship Program' and Career Coaching for Women.
  • Personio Parents: Starting in 2024, we’ll be launching a new initiative to support Personios in their careers and journey as a parent or caregiver.
  • To find out more about Personio’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to ensure we are a company where everyone can embrace their uniqueness, visit our page

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