Staff Backend Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

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

As a hands-on Staff Engineer you will be one of the main stakeholders to drive the technical direction of the tribe and create alignment across teams in your tribe and beyond. You will work closely with the Senior Engineering Manager, the Group Product Manager and the teams' Tech Leads. Your role is to challenge the teams' technical road maps, work hands-on in 2-3 projects to bring features to maturity, give guidance, help to migrate the remains of our monolith into a state-of-the-art Kotlin microservice architecture, empower our technical vision and create RFCs where collaboration with other tribes is needed. 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.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Lead high-impact and large-scale technical projects across the tribe and department.
  • Continuously raise the bar for engineering at Personio by mentoring engineers across the tribe and interviewing for new talent. 
  • Drive an engineering culture of quality and innovation across teams.
  • Proactively seek out new areas/common problems to be tackled by your tribe.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and 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 Backend Engineers, Frontend 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
  • Previous experience as a Staff Engineer or Principal.
  • Outstanding communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership.
  • Experience with Kotlin or Java, Spring Boot, Kubernetes, ElasticSearch and reliable data storage.
  • Ability to navigate technical debates & drive technical alignment.
  • Passion to enable others & be a force multiplier.
  • Exceptional experience designing, developing and operating business critical distributed systems at scale.
  • Extensive experience in building a technical strategy and driving it across multiple teams.
  • Proven experience in hiring, mentoring and developing engineering talent.
  • Willingness to work hands-on as a developer with a focus on complex problems with high impact.
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Bright and open office space in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Subsidy towards healthcare coverage with a provider of your choice
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities the Netherlands for €30 per month with a subsidized Onefit membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio contribution
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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