Junior Backend Engineer - Payroll (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Madrid

The Role
At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe!

We in the Payroll Domain know people like to say: It's not rocket science.
But sometimes it just is. The same goes for payroll.
It has been there for some time, there is a way to do it, just as it has always been done. There are rules and regulations, customers and stakeholders.

But we just know that there is also another way to do it. A new way to do it. A sexy way to do it.

The Payroll Domain is on a mission to make Personio the big player of payroll and offer a smart payroll solution that can handle any kind of employees and use HRM data blended to payroll. Using our services, our customers save tons of money and time - and HR Managers can delegate the most complex tasks to us so they can gain peace of mind and focus on what really matters: people.

Like all our tribes 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 2021. Join us and help shape the Payroll Domain journey for Personio.

Join our team as a Junior Backend Engineer and partner with our Senior Engineers to shape our engineering culture and the future of our platform. You will work in an effective, autonomous feature-based team, side-by-side with best in class Software Engineers. Here you will improve your developer skills in a high-impact driven environment. Be involved in the full cycle of feature development (from inception to maintenance), and learn about the architecture of our complex, mission-critical HR Operating System.

Our current biggest engineering challenge is to transform our legacy (PHP, Ruby on Rails) monolithic systems into Kotlin microservices. For infrastructure, we use AWS, Docker and Kubernetes. While we don’t expect you to be an expert in all of these technologies already, we would appreciate an open mindset and the willingness to learn.
What you need to succeed
  • At least 1 year of experience writing web applications in an agile software team gained through student work and internships or professional working experience
  • Production experience with Java (or other JVM-based language) and SQL-based relational database design (Postgres / MySQL) 
  • Object-oriented design skills. You can express yourself in language of objects and relations—and then implement it in code
  • Driven by impact. You are eager to create customer value whatever it takes, and learn best-practice engineering skills on the way
  • Curiosity. You are eager to learn new skills and technologies. You are always seeking to improve and grow.
  • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Teamplayer. You are passionate about working with international talented teammates. Your heart beats for receiving and giving feedback, to grow both personally and as an engineer
  • You are excited to be involved in the delivery of low to mid complexity features and the implementation of bug-fixes
  • Strong written and spoken English (level C1)
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
  • 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
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a bike lease covered by Personio
  • Monthly tax-free stipend of €162 to help cover food and public transportation expenses (Cobee)
  • Private health insurance (company level plan): Access to Sanitas plan at a reduced employee cost (€43 for employees, spouse, or children)
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Spain for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • Free English and Spanish language classes
  • A beautiful office in the heart of the city, 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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