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Lead Software Engineer - 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.

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.
  • As Lead engineer, you will be the main point of contact for other stakeholders (engineering managers, other teams, etc.), and the technical interface for the team. You will be responsible for aligning and leading the team to solve complex problems in the developer experience domain.
  • 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, organising internal onboarding workshops or writing documentation and tutorials.
What you need to succeed
  • Over 7 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.
  • Over 2 years of experience as a “Senior+” software engineer, with a proven track record of leading software engineering teams to tackle complex problems and coordinating implementation of features with stakeholders.
  • 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
  • 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 task
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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