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Lead Software Engineer - AI

Permanent employee, Full-time · New York

The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio

This position is based in New York City, and in some cases a remote role can be considered for the U.S. East Coast (CT, FL, MA, NJ, SC and VT).

This position is a hybrid role based in New York City, and in some cases a remote role can be considered for the U.S. East Coast (CT, FL, MA, NJ, SC and VT).

At Personio, we are on an inspiring and ambitious mission to build the People Operating System - the single source of truth for employee information - that enables small & mid-sized businesses to be strategic about their people, the biggest asset and success factor for any organization.

We are building the environment and the culture for you to do the best work of your career. You'll be surrounded by fellow craftspeople and you'll be asked to apply your skills to raise the bar for how Personio – and the industry at large – builds products.

As a Lead Software Engineer on the AI team, you will play a crucial role in driving technical excellence and innovation within the organization. You will be responsible for building and maintaining new AI and ML-powered experiences and products utilizing microservices in Kotlin and Python, handling the flow of data through our system from preprocessing to model training and then from user input to retraining, and dealing with the increased scale as we extend these products to millions of users.

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • Responsibilities:

    • Lead the design and implementation of complex software solutions, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product management, design, and quality assurance to deliver high-quality software products.

    • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.

    • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.

    • Investigate and resolve technical issues, identifying root causes and implementing effective solutions.

    • Build back-end services and data pipelines in Kotlin, Go, Python, and Hadoop
  • How you’ll go about it: 

    • 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.

Role Requirements: What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience. 

  • 5+ yrs of experience in software engineering or a relevant technical role.

  • Strong proficiency in Kotlin is a plus. 

  • Experience working in a distributed system with microservices. 

  • Proven track record of technical leadership and mentoring junior engineers. 

  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

Why Personio

Personio is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We embrace uniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. 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.

Our Benefits

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, check out some of the other benefits that make Personio a great place to work:
  • Receive a robust reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Enjoy 20 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Invest in your future with a 401(k) retirement account and a Personio match of up to 5%
  • Get comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for yourself and your family
  • Make an impact on the environment and society with 2 (fully paid) Impact Days –  one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative
  • Receive family leave, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Grow your skills with an annual personal development budget to use on professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Connect with your fellow Personios at regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations
  • Engage in a high-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
Salary Range
$195,000 to $218,00 per year, plus equity and benefits. 
Please note the national salary range listed in the job posting reflects the new hire salary range across levels and U.S. locations that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s final level and final location. Also, this range represents base salary only and does not include equity, or benefits, if applicable.

Please also note that the information provided in this job posting is for general informational purposes only. The job posting is provided 'as is' without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Personio makes no representations or warranties in relation to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of the information contained in this job posting. By applying to this position, applicants acknowledge that they have read and understood this disclaimer and that Personio shall not be held liable for any reliance on the information contained herein.

About us
Bring your best. Make your mark. We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates so that we can transform the way millions of people experience work every day. We move fast, challenge the status quo, and support our people as they shape their careers.

With over 10,000 customers and a team of 2,000 in eight offices around the world, now is the perfect time to join! We believe in hiring driven people who want to make an impact. So bring your best, and let’s build the future of HR technology together.

Discover our Personio Principles, that guide our mindset, behaviours, and the ways we work together:

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.
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