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Engineering Manager - Developer Experience

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of exponential customer and product growth. After our recent $125M Series D funding we are the most valuable HR tech company in Europe and we are investing heavily in our Technology Platform.
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.
We are growing our Developer Experience team in Dublin and are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead this team. As our product grows, the number of engineers will continue to grow, so it is our goal to ensure that they are enabled to be productive from day one.  We believe in making it easy to develop and deploy code, and the operational platform which receives that code should be reliable, performant, secure, and highly available. We believe this technical engineering excellence is the foundation for product development excellence and the foundation of Personio’s success as a company.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants a fresh challenge, with a fresh team in an exciting company with a supportive environment. You will also get the opportunity to join the wider network of engineering managers in Dublin and across Europe and participate in initiatives which impact engineering, operational and management excellence across the entire company.

Your Role:
  • You will manage a team of highly skilled engineers with a mission to maximize engineering effectiveness in the areas of Source Control, Packaging, Deployment automation, continuous integration and development workflow.
  • You will hire and develop a high-performing team by focusing on the development of our engineers.
  • You will define the mission and vision of your team, and you will define goals and roadmaps that will progress towards this vision.
  • You will work closely with your team to provide feedback on architecture and approach.
  • You will build and influence a culture of ownership, autonomy and inclusivity, not just within your team but the whole engineering department.
  • You will leverage your technical skills and experience to build engineering excellence within your team that promotes and implements engineering best practices
What you need to succeed
  • Over 3 years of hands-on people management experience. You’ve managed and grown high-performing teams by focusing on the engineers.
  • Over 5 years of software engineering experience building and designing scalable applications, tools, or distributed systems.
  • Deep understanding of DevOps tools and technologies such as: Kubernetes, AWS, Sentry, DataDog, Docker, Git, Flagger, Dependabot, and Linkerd
  • Some familiarity or prior experience with popular DevOps languages and scripting technologies such as GoLang, Python, and JVM technologies such as Java and Kotlin
  • Deep understanding of Version control tool (git/gitlab) and related development process (merge requests, approvals, etc)
  • Experience with deployment automation (CD/CI pipeline and framework for plugging other tools)
  • A passion for working with a very technical team on developer-facing tools and services.
  • A passion for data driven decision making and the metrics of Developer Experience - Lead Time and Deployment Frequency.
  • Ability to take initiative and produce results with great communication and collaboration skills
  • A passion for hiring and building engineering teams and a track record of achieving great things with your teams.
  • Experience making decisions to push forward. You’re comfortable owning even the most ambiguous problems and defining a roadmap.
  • You have a passion for building reliable systems and have experience with microservices architecture.
  • You have excellent communication skills. Within the team and across the organisation you can communicate transparently and effectively.
  • You have excellent English language skills (level C1/C2)
  • You live in Dublin or are willing to relocate to Dublin.
Why Personio
  • Market-proven, Europe’s most valuable HR SaaS and fast-growing company ($250M funding acquired to date)
  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to profit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits, and virtual shares)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 26 paid vacation days plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • €1.500 Euros development budget for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • A permanent contract
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • Private Health insurance for Personio employees, spouse and children
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping a company in its rapid growth and to grow and learn from your tasks
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 very same time: your future. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have raised $125 million in ‘Series D’ funding in January 2021, making Personio the most valuable HR technology company in Europe. We have a great product and a fantastic team that will continue to grow through 2021, from 500 to 1,000+. We already have more than 4,000 customers with a market that is only waiting to be developed further, but we aim high: Our goal is to build the leading HR platform in Europe.

At Personio, we believe in hiring people like you - ambitious, forward thinkers who want to be m
ore than just another employee. Will you be one of them?

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