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Senior Engineering Manager, Data Platform - Munich, Berlin

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich, Berlin

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

This position is based in Munich / Berlin. Office-based, hybrid working policy.

Personio is a modern all-in-one HR platform that customers love. As one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies, we are helping back-office teams across the continent become more effective, efficient, and strategic. Our core purpose is to enable better organizations by helping businesses put their people first.

The Infrastructure Domain is on a mission to enable more rapid deployment and release for our internal development teams and to deliver ever higher reliability and availability to our customers. 

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.

Like all our teams we are a cross-functional group of engineers, designers, and product managers from many different nationalities and backgrounds, spread across different locations and we continue to grow in 2024. Join us and help shape the Data Platform domain journey for Personio.

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • 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.

Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • 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

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.

Aside from our people, culture, and mission, check out some of the other benefits that make Personio a great place to work:

  • Receive a competitive reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Enjoy 28 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 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 generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! Most teams offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework
  • Invest in your development 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
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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