Senior Backend Engineer - Recruiting (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

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

As part of our Recruiting Tribe, you´ll be working on making our customers’ recruiting process a breeze. Our mission is to enable organizations to attract the best talent, have a seamless interview process and hire efficiently. This starts with a planning process for job positions, publishing them career pages and promoting them on different job boards, sourcing of candidates, an interview process that allows for great interactions between everyone involved, selection of the best candidates and hiring them.
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 in several teams. We’ll continue to grow in 2021 and beyond. Join us and help shape Personio’s journey as part of our Recruiting Tribe.

Specific tasks of the Senior Backend Engineer in the Recruiting Tribe at Personio: 

  • You will drive small- to medium-sized cross-team engineering initiatives, which includes all stages of software development cycle - technical planning, coding, testing, operating

  • You will identify, document, and communicate technical improvements within the team domain

  • You will contribute to the creation of internal team engineering standards

  • You will coach and onboard junior and professional team members

  • You will drive technical discussions and communicate technical decisions to stakeholders

How we work:

  • We are building our microservices in Kotlin, running them on AWS

  • We are a product company so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work with other Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, a Designer, a Product Manager and an Engineering Manager on one product vertical of our HR Management & Recruiting software.

  • 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
  • What skills you should bring: 

    • 5+ years of software development experience using either Kotlin, Java, Scala or .NET

    • Must have experience with any event streaming processing or message queueing system like Kafka, RabbitMQ, AWS SNS/SQS

    • Must have experience with event driven architectures, domain driven design and eventual consistency

    • Must have experience building features in a cloud environment, preferably AWS

    • Good to have experience using Spring Boot in a microservice environment

    • Good to have knowledge of resilience patterns and how to scale systems effectively

    • Track record of working in an agile setup using continuous deployment and delivery

    • Strong written and spoken English (level C1 on the CEFR scale)


  • What motivation and mentality you should bring:


    • We want to build a category leader for HR software in Europe. You should bring passion for making lives of others (in our case: Employees and HR professionals) better
    • We are experiencing rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it”. So bring your agile mindset to the table!
    • Embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
    • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them
    • Let’s grow together - share your knowledge, we will share ours!
    • Humour. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes.
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:


  • 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
Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company, and at the same time, the future of you. And we’re not just one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe. In October 2021 we raised $270 million in Series E funding, making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe. With more than 6,000 customers and a team that has doubled in size in 2021 alone, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee.

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.

Will you join us in shaping the future of HR in Europe?




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