Design Manager - Product Platform (m/f/d) - Location: Munich; Madrid; Dublin; Amsterdam and Remote

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe! 
Join our international agile 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.

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies. With offices in Munich, Madrid, London, Dublin, and Amsterdam, Personio is on a mission to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on what matters most: people and strategy.

The Product Platform team mission is to enable the delivery of a high-quality product by providing cross-product components and services. The team focuses on fulfilling this purpose by building out the platform strategy for Personio’s product. We are an enablement team and strive to create secure, reusable, scalable, and extensible systems that make the beating heart of our product capabilities. Our work enables other teams at Personio to do more by doing less and creates more consistent user experiences for our customers.

Therefore, we are looking for a Design Manager to provide leadership and direction to the team as well as establish design excellence within the Product Platform design practice. Working in tandem with other design disciplines and connecting the dots between the product experience and our Platform strategy, our Design Managers will lead a team to design experiences that simplify, humanise and delight our users. 

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Build out and lead our Product Platform tribe of designers across multiple disciplines: supporting their growth, and nurturing a safe and inclusive space for people. You will be responsible for Product Design, Service Design, Research and Writing

  • Hire, coach and retain Design Talent and drive the onboarding of new Team members

  • Collaborate with the the UX Leadership team to solve global design challenges and lead strategic design initiatives

  • Foster (cross)-tribe collaboration with Product Management and Engineering leadership to make sure we have an in-depth level of collaboration and alignment across disciplines

  • Lead discovery efforts around complex topics, helping us to break down larger problems into more manageable ones

What you need to succeed
  • You have previous experience in leading design teams for at least 2 years through complex organizations
  • You are no stranger to hands-on work, working on a Senior level as a UX practitioner for at least 2 years
  • You have a portfolio that demonstrates your experience as a UX leader and practitioner
  • You have experience designing web-based applications and an advanced understanding of information architecture, ideally in a SaaS environment
  • You care about the details as much as about the big picture and you know how to build workflows that foster a high level of quality and refinement on design outcomes
  • You have previous experience working with a diverse range of UX design methodologies and know what works in the real world
  • You are business-fluent in written and spoken English
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
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 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! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • 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)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Germany for €22 per month with a subsidized Qualitrain membership
  • A beautiful, spacious office in the heart of Munich, complete with professional espresso machines, free drinks and snacks, and indoor and outdoor break spaces
About us
Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company, and at the same time, the future of you. And we’re not just one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe. In October 2021 we raised $270 million in Series E funding, making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe. With more than 6,000 customers and a team that has doubled in size in 2021 alone, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee.

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

Will you join us in shaping the future of HR in Europe?




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