Research and Design Operations 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.


At Personio, we believe that understanding our users is core to creating meaningful, best-in-class, user experiences. To support us on that goal, we are looking for a Research and Design Operations Manager, who understands how to amplify the effectiveness of the design. In this role, you will support an ecosystem connecting product, design, and engineering through data, processes, and top-notch tools.  

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 in 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.


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the research and design team to understand their needs around tools and processes
  • Build and maintain an ecosystem that enables effective UX research and design
  • Own the implementation of tools and best practices that enable our research and design teams to work as effectively as possible 
  • Manage our UX research and design tool stack, including working with vendors and internal teams to set up operating model and user management
  • Create and maintain knowledge management for research and design
  • Provide support to product teams on how to make use of our tools and processes
What you need to succeed
  • Strong project management skills and know-how to drive a project to successful completion
  • Understanding of research and design processes, preferably developed from working in a design environment
  • Basic knowledge of UX research tools and processes and strong curiosity to learn more about Design Operations
  • Team player - You appreciate feedback and thrive in collaborative environments
  • Strong communicator and present your work effectively
  • Good command of the English language (level C2)
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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Your application
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