Lead Software Engineer - Payroll (d/f/m) (Madrid, Barcelona or remote Spain)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Madrid

The Role
At Personio we are on an amazing journey to 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. 

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. An innovative 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.

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.

As a Lead Engineer, you will be a bar raiser in a mission-based 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

You know how to address each challenge - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations, or conducting brainstorming sessions with engineers from other tribes to tackle a certain problem - You know it best!!

This is a high-impact role and you will be in the lead to create the long-term technical strategy for one of Personio’s main product components and represent the team in Personio’s Product & Engineering department.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Increasing the performance and productivity of your team by raising ideas on how to  improve team internal processes and collaboration
  • Mentoring engineers in your team and fostering the technical growth of your teammates with/by pair programming, knowledge sharing and coaching
  • Be the technical go-to person in your team for technical and non-technical topics and stakeholders
  • Drive an engineering culture of quality, good development principles, and innovation from inside your team
  • Partnering up with the Engineering Manager on the technical growth of the team
  • 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
  • Urge to contribute to tech branding through blogging and representing Personio at conferences & tech events

How We Work
  • We are transforming our PHP application into Kotlin microservices
  • We are a product company so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work with other Engineers, Designers, Product Managers &  Engineering Managers within and outside of your tribe.
  • We have a “you built it, you run it” attitude and CI/CD is our second nature - we use AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and GitLab to implement it!

What you need to succeed
  • You get your hands dirty when driving complex problems with high impact that set standards in style and quality
  • 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
  • Contribute to agile process optimizations
  • You are driven by impact and you understand its effect for your team
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Teaching, Coaching and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfils 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
  • Excited to contribute to open source projects and tech branding activities
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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
  • 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
  • A 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
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.



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