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Lead Platform Engineer, Frontend Developer Experience

Permanent employee, Full-time · New York City, Remote New York, Remote Massachusetts, Remote New Jersey, Remote Washington

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

At Personio we are on an amazing hypergrowth journey towards becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe! We’re looking for experienced Software Engineers to join our Product & Technology department, who will play an active role in shaping our engineering culture and the future of thousands of HR teams and organizations across Europe.

Our Frontend Developer Experience (FeDX) team sits within our Developer Experience (DX) tribe. Collectively within DX we enable other engineers to build, test and deploy code quickly, easily and reliably on their own. We focus on maximizing engineering efficiency, by developing and distributing robust and practical development tools, building scalable DevOps processes, and advocating for software development best practices. As a member of the FeDX team your focus will be to build tooling solutions which reduce the complexity and risk of developing, deploying and releasing software.

The FeDX Platform Engineer is a high-impact, cross-functional role at the heart of our engineering organization. The team supports our internal engineering teams throughout the complete development lifecycle of Personio, using a unique mix of skill sets to enable our product engineers to take advantage of everything the platform provides while also minimizing the cognitive load required to do so.
Role Responsibilities: What you'll do
  • You will research, engineer and experiment with new ways to improve developer satisfaction and increase developer velocity by providing efficient, effective tooling and questioning the status quo. 
  • Your scope will encompass the entire process of building , testing, deploying, releasing, and monitoring front-end components across all environments, from the local machine straight through to our production clusters.
  • You will foster relationships and partner with product teams to support them through platform specific migrations. You’ll learn from and understand the challenges they face so that you can translate them into result-oriented solutions that help improve their experience of building software at Personio.
  • You will act as a technical leader to your teammates and help improve the team’s engineering culture, defining best practices on how we manage technical debt, refactoring, design patterns and coding principles, code review and pair programming. 
  • You will mentor and coach other engineers to grow into the next generation of technical leaders
  • You will use your existing experience to help drive the platform forward with new ideas and strategies that help maintain the quality, reliability, security, performance and cost effectiveness of the product and platform.
  • You will partner with your engineering manager, keeping them up to date and informed with technical details across multiple projects. Helping to ensure the team is delivering results in an iterative fashion that is driven by impact and promotes a culture of experimentation and shipping to learn.
Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • Over 8 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 empathize with them. You want to help your fellow engineers to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • You have leadership experience having previously acted as a mentor or role model to other engineers. Ideally leading pair and mob programming sessions, as well as setting up and running technical brainstorming and solution design sessions.
  • You strike a balance between a strategic and tactical mindset. You are capable of working with your engineering manager to translate the platform's strategic vision into tactical, achievable objectives for the team.
  • You have a strong expertise with working with TypeScript codebases (NodeJS services, React frontends). In particular you’re comfortable with the intricacies of their build ecosystems (build tools, tasks, runners, etc.).
  • You excel at designing, building, documenting and distributing robust and delightful solutions in the form of services, CLI tools, scripts & plugins for developers.
  • You’re opinionated on development processes and best practices (merge requests, approvals, trunk-based vs branch-based development, etc), and are eager to optimize and automate them.
  • You want to work with a very technical team on developer-facing tools and services, and you understand the value of writing great technical documentation and useful tutorials.
  • You are data driven and are passionate about using metrics to define and evaluate your engineering design decisions.
  • 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 humor. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes!
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

$185,000/year to $205,000 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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