Senior Backend Engineer - Developer Experience

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

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. 

The mission of the Technology Platform tribe is to ensure Personio is built and operated with excellence. We are responsible for ensuring our application adheres to the highest technical standards, and ensuring our engineers have the tools and infrastructure to achieve this. We measure engineering excellence through core metrics of software development delivery.  We use these metrics to drive initiatives that enable our peer engineering teams to build, test, deploy, monitor and operate Personio to the highest industry standards.
In the Developer Experience (DX) team, we enable our own developers to build, test and deploy code quickly, easily and reliably on their own. We focus on maximizing engineering effectiveness, by developing and distributing robust and practical development tools, building scalable devops processes, and advocating for software development best practices.
The DX Engineer is a high-impact, cross-functional role at the heart of our engineering organisation. We support our internal engineering teams throughout the complete development lifecycle of Personio, and we play a key role in enabling them to deprecate our monolith and create a highly scalable microservices architecture with modern tech stacks.
Do you get excited about developer tools, build pipelines, continuous delivery and deploying, running and monitoring highly scalable applications on Kubernetes? Are you interested in guiding, helping and sharing knowledge with fellow developers? Are you eager to solve the challenges that engineers face to improve the entire department’s productivity and provide a delightful developer experience? Then this role is for you!

Responsibilities


  • You will research, engineer, and experiment with new ways to improve developer workflows and devops practices to reduce our Lead Time to Production and increase Deployment Frequency
  • You will maintain and improve Personio’s dev environments and build infrastructure. Your scope will include everything from how services are developed and tested locally, to how they are built and integration-tested using our Gitlab CI/CD pipeline, to how they are rolled out, run, and monitored in our production Kubernetes cluster.
  • You will foster relationships and work closely with product teams to support them in the migration of our monolith to microservices architecture, understand their challenges and propose result-oriented solutions to improve their productivity.
  • 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.
What you need to succeed
  • Over 5 years of software engineering experience building and designing scalable applications, tools or distributed systems. You understand the needs of software engineers working in product teams, you’ve been in their shoes, and can empathise with them. You want to help your fellow engineers to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • You have a strong expertise with at least one of our tech stacks: Java/Kotlin (JVM, Gradle, SpringBoot), PHP (Laravel) or Golang. In particular you’re comfortable with the intricacies of their build ecosystems (build tools, tasks runners, etc.) and you understand how to monitor and manage them in a containerised production environment.
  • You have a deep understanding  and an interest for DevOps tools and technologies such as: Kubernetes, AWS, Sentry, DataDog, Docker, Git/Gitlab, Flagger, and Linkerd, as well as deployment automation (CI/CD pipelines, blue/green and canary deployments).
  • You’re comfortable writing, documenting and distributing robust and delightful scripts, CLI tools and plugins for developers (we mostly use Golang and Python for that).
  • You’re interested in development processes and practices (merge requests, approvals, trunk-based vs branch-based development, etc), and are eager to optimise them.
  • You want to work with a very technical team on developer-facing tools and services, and you like writing great technical documentation and useful tutorials.
  • You love data driven decision making and the metrics of Developer Experience - Lead Time and Deployment Frequency.
  • You have an excellent written and spoken English (level C1/C2 on the CEFR scale)
  • We are experiencing rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it” so bring your agile mindset to the table!
  • You embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
  • Finally, you have a good sense of humour. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes!
Why Personio
Dublin

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
  • Comprehensive healthcare and dental coverage for each permanent employee (excluding taxes)
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio match of up to 5%
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Ireland for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • A beautiful office in the heart of Dublin, 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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