Lead Software Engineer, Personio

Data Platform

$195-218k

+ pre-IPO equity

AWS
Docker
Kubernetes
Kafka
Sentry
Datadog
Senior and Expert level
New York

More information about location

2-3 days a week in office

Personio

All-in-one HR platform for SMEs

Open for applications

Personio

All-in-one HR platform for SMEs

1001+ employees

B2BEnterpriseRecruitmentHRSaaS

Open for applications

$195-218k

+ pre-IPO equity

AWS
Docker
Kubernetes
Kafka
Sentry
Datadog
Senior and Expert level
New York

More information about location

2-3 days a week in office

1001+ employees

B2BEnterpriseRecruitmentHRSaaS

Company mission

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

Role

Who you are

  • To support our mission, we are looking for a Software Engineer with expertise in event-driven architecture and tooling, effective data governance, developer experience as well as continuously enhancing system reliability and operational excellence
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • You have experience designing, building, documenting and distributing robust and delightful platform solutions end to end. Systems you build are consistently of high quality, reliable and operational excellence
  • You have a deep understanding and an interest for DevOps tools and technologies such as: Kubernetes, AWS (CDK, ECS, Fargate etc.), Gitlab, DataDog, Sentry, Projen, Backstage, Docker and in particular progress delivery automation (CI/CD pipelines, feature flags, canary deployments, service mesh)
  • Proficiency in Kafka operations and building platform tools that utilize Kafka. Hands-on experience with database technologies (Debezium, data capture and more) is nice to have
  • You’re interested in development processes and practices (merge requests, approvals, trunk-based vs branch-based development, etc), and are eager to optimize and automate them
  • Experience in prototype, build, deploy and operate data streaming applications with technology like Kafka Streams
  • Experience acting as a mentor or role model to other engineers is a plus. Ideally leading pair and mob programming sessions, as well as setting up and running technical brainstorming and solution design sessions
  • You strike a balance between a strategic and tactical mindset. You are capable of working with your engineering manager to translate the platform's strategic vision into tactical, achievable objectives for the team

What the job involves

  • Join our Product & Technology team, where we drive our customers’ outcomes by designing, developing and delivering innovative and high quality products
  • Be empowered to take ownership of your areas and make an impact on your team, our product, and our customers
  • The Data Platform team is on a mission to enable all Personio engineers to build data rich experiences across Personio’s product
  • We are a rapidly growing, enablement-focused domain that strives to create secure, reusable, and extensible systems that accelerate the ability of our internal teams to create customer value, at scale
  • You’ll partner with product and engineering peers across the organization to build a reliable, resilient, scalable and future-proof Personio data platform
  • You will conceptualize and own technical solutions end-to-end. Organizing effective groups of engineers to brainstorm, design and deliver impactful work
  • You will invest in experimenting and building platform solutions that improve the developer experience for all product teams
  • Your scope will include everything from how software components are built, tested, deployed, released and monitored across all environments, from the local machine straight through to our production clusters
  • You will foster relationships and work closely with product teams to support them through platform specific migrations. Learn from and understand the challenges they face so that you can translate them into result-oriented solutions that help improve the reliability of the platform
  • You will also spend time teaching engineers (especially new joiners) how to use our tools, whether by giving internal talks, organizing internal onboarding workshops or writing documentation and tutorials
  • You will help your team manage technical debt, refactor existing solutions, and introduce and improve the team’s approach to principles and processes such as system architecture, design patterns, coding principles and code review
  • You will use your existing experience to help drive the platform forward with new ideas and strategies that help maintain the quality, reliability, security, performance and cost effectiveness of the product and platform
  • Influencing and strengthening team culture while identifying areas for improvement
  • Demonstrate technical excellence through hands-on involvement in projects and continuous learning
  • Maintain open and clear communication and foster a collaborative work environment with team members, stakeholders, and management
  • Ensure that technical documentation is comprehensive and up-to-date
  • Uphold high coding standards and participate in code reviews
  • Continuously drive innovation and improvements

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

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.

Insights

Top investors

Many candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

21% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Jun 2022

$200m

Series E

Oct 2021

$270m

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

Founders

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

(Co-Founder)

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 https://www.personio.com/about-personio/diversity/

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