Senior Technical Program Manager (m/f/d) - Location: All Personio Offices

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.


You will work with effective, autonomous, cross-functional product-based teams, ensuring the delivery of complex and large-scale technical programs with a huge business impact. To do so, you facilitate the planning and execution of complex programs to tackle our current and future needs.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will be leading the execution of technical programs needed to achieve Personio’s strategic vision. You make an impact by cutting through ambiguity, creating clarity across the organisation, and connecting product and engineering teams to execute on the organisation’s goals. 


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
 
  • Working in line with overall company planning cycles, manage the program across the program lifecycle:
    • Initiation - define the program scope, objectives (OKRs), requirements, and risks in order to achieve the organisation’s strategic plan, OKRs, priorities, vision and mission
    • Planning - establish the program roadmap, showing milestones, timelines and dependencies, evaluating the technology, capability and resourcing needs to achieve the program’s OKRs and deliverables
    • Executing - drive product and engineering development, managing dependencies across multiple domains to deliver engineering solutions to technical challenges 
    • Controlling - monitor and report on actual progress against plan to technology and business stakeholders.  Manage change, risks and issues, facilitating decision-making and escalations (where needed) in accordance with the program management plan.  
    • Closing - manage program closure in accordance with exit criteria, evaluate achievement of OKRs and benefits against plan, obtain approval from program approvers and transition to BAU
  • Manage a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. program sponsor and other program approvers):
    • Crystalise stakeholder needs, translating this into program objectives and deliverables
    • Keep stakeholders informed and up to date of program progress, risks and issues
  • Drive a unified product and engineering culture, fostering joint ownership of business and technical requirements for a robust and innovative product
  • Define, evangelise and embed best practice program management disciplines, processes, tools and templates
  • Provide coaching and support to other team members and broader P&E community on execution best practices
What you need to succeed
  • 5 - 7 years of program management experience with software engineering teams, managing complex technical programs preferably in an agile environment for B2B/ SaaS companies
  • Conversational on technical topics, able to understand and solve problems together with engineers, engineering managers, product managers and senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies sufficiently to be conversational and appreciative of challenges and complexities that the teams may encounter
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex ambiguities, working with the program sponsor and program contributors to define program scope and key metrics
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities both within and outside the program, drawing on the relevant program management processes to solve for prioritisation issues
  • Comfort dealing with conflict, able to influence collaboratively and drive resolution for the right outcome organisationally
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, bridging the gap between technical and product professionals to drive balanced prioritisation and collaboration
  • Fluent in  English (native speaker or level C1 on a CEFR scale)

Nice to have but not mandatory

  • A university degree in Computer Science and a software engineering background
  • Previous experience leading complex multi-year technical migration programs (e.g. microservices migration), with an appreciation of technical and organisational changes needed for successful, sustainable change
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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