Lead Software Engineer (m/f/d) - Payroll (Munich or remote Germany)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

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

We in Personio's 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 in payroll and offer a smart payroll solution that can handle any kind of employee and use HRM data blended into 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.

As a Lead Engineer, you will be a bar raiser in our mission-based Payroll Core team within the Personio Engineering organization and take care of team productivity, technical alignment, and technical growth. In this role, you will act as a multiplier for your team. The mission of our team is to be the foundation of the Personio Payroll product by becoming the single source of truth for all payroll relevant incoming data and orchestrating all workflows.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Driving the team’s technical solutions, is a multiplier for an engineering culture of quality, good development principles, and innovation from inside your team
  • Be the technical go-to person in your team for technical and non-technical topics and stakeholders
  • Partnering up with the Engineering Manager on supporting the technical growth of the team
  • Mentoring engineers in your team and fostering the technical growth of your teammates with/by pair programming, knowledge sharing, and coaching
  • Sharing ideas on how to improve team internal and tribe-wide processes and collaboration to increase performance and productivity
  • Strategic technical involvement on a team level in the OKR process, hiring strategy, and team setup
  • Managing incident processes and team related follow-ups to ensure high product reliability, stability, and security
What you need to succeed
What really is a bit of a must:
  • Roll up your sleeves when solving complex problems, delivering results with high impact that set standards in style and quality of our codebases and architectures
  • Proven experience designing, developing, and operating services in the area of responsibility of your team
  • Enthusiasm for building a technical strategy and translating it into reality
  • Experience with Kotlin or Java and Spring/Springboot
  • Contribute to agile process optimizations
  • You are driven by impact and you understand its effect on your team
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Teaching, Coaching, and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfills you
  • Ability to effectively lead others through meetings, planning, and any processes which are needed to accomplish the goals of the team
  • Passion to enable your teammates and amplify their technical abilities
  • You have excellent English language skills (level C1/C2)
What we'd really like:
  • Passion to contribute to tech branding through blogging and representing Personio at conferences & tech events
  • Experience with event-driven architectures
  • Solid TDD/BDD skills (you have a passion for testable/maintainable code and teaching others why it's so awesome)
Super Bonus points (would make us go "Woop Woop!"):
  • Experience in finance, fintech, or another highly regulated environment.
  • We have a ton of regulatory requirements (it *is* people's money we're working with - right?)
  • Experience in open-source contribution and tech branding activities
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:

  • A 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
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, including a Personio contribution
  • Choose between green mobility options, including a JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across Germany for €22 per month with a subsidized Qualitrain membership
  • A beautiful, spacious office in the heart of Munich, complete with professional espresso machines, free drinks and snacks, and indoor and outdoor break spaces
About us
We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates, transforming the way millions of people experience work every day. In June 2022 we raised a second Series E funding of $200 million, allowing us to turbocharge this change and making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe.

With over 6,000 customers and a team of 1,500 in seven offices across Europe, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them? 

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.



Your application
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