Senior UX Researcher - Talent Management (f/m/d) – Location: Munich, Madrid, or Amsterdam

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role

At Personio we are on the amazing journey of 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.


At Personio we believe that understanding our users is core to create meaningful, best-in-class, user experiences. To support us on that goal, we are looking for a UX Researcher to join our UX team and help us bring our software to the next level. 

As UX Researchers our goal at Personio is to help our product teams make the best user-centered decisions and keep our users front and center at everything we do. We do this by collecting and connecting insights while collaborating closely with our colleagues in product & engineering as well as other customer-facing departments on finding alternatives to enhance our product experience.

The Talent Management domain spans across the Recruiting and the Employee Performance & Development solutions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that Personio customers are empowered to hire and retain the best talent as well as to grow and maximise the potential of their people. This can only be accomplished by providing a best-in-class user experience that is solidly rooted in the needs of our customers and their employees.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Leading early discovery and scoping of new areas for our software
  • Use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to understand our customers, products, and competition
  • Work closely with your product teams to identify and prioritise research opportunities in a fast-changing environment
  • Support Junior members of the Research team in their professional development
  • Communicate insights effectively and help your product teams understand the goals, needs, and challenges of our customers and where our product fits into their workflows
  • Contribute to product strategy through user insights, so that our strategy aligns with the most pressing user issues and their solution
  • Help us improve our research infrastructure to increase our efficiency and enable others to benefit from research as much as possible
What you need to succeed
  • Educational background in psychology, media informatics, social sciences, interaction design, HCI, with an emphasis on statistics, research methods, design, digital products
  • Around 5 years of proven professional experience
  • You come in with strong views on research and testing methodologies and you are able to implement them in our processes
  • You know how to leverage low and high fidelity prototypes to get the user insights you need
  • You are a team player that feeds on your peer's feedback and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You understand the technical constraints and capabilities of product development
  • You are an excellent communicator and present your findings effectively to engineers and UI designers
  • You are passionate about cognitive sciences and the processes behind human perception and behavior
  • You are very detail-oriented and empathic
  • Very good command of the English language (level C1) - any other European language is a plus (German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, ...) confident to conduct interviews in any of those languages
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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