Head of Product, Data, Identity, and Access (d/f/m) - Munich, Dublin, Berlin

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role
This role can be located in the following cities: Munich, Dublin, Berlin

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

Join our international agile Product, Design & 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. 

Personio is a modern all-in-one HR platform that customers love. As one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies, we are helping back-office teams across the continent become more effective, efficient, and strategic. Our core purpose is to enable better organizations by helping businesses put their people first. As Head of Product within the Product Platform domain, you will drive impactful product strategy and execution across two critical product tribes whilst managing a world-class team of Product Managers. 

The first area within your remit is the Data Platform tribe, spanning functional areas such as Data, Attributes, Audit Log and Compliance. The second area is the Identity and Access Right Management tribe, with a mission to propagate user identity and data access controls throughout the Personio ecosystem and positioning Personio as an identity provider of choice for customers.

These two areas are critical to the future success of Personio and as such this role will sit on the leadership team of the Product Platform Domain. You will work cross-functionally with your peers, across all other product domains, and senior leadership to create and establish new foundational platform technology that will deliver high impact to your customers and have a direct contribution to Personio’s growth.

You have spent 10+ years turning complex technology problems in regulated environments into scalable products that deliver value to both customers and internal teams. You are comfortable working with deep technical and data governance tools while defining the next generation of products for how data is produced and consumed. You will be responsible for defining how data becomes part of people’s daily activities, as well as the roadmap for how we get there.


  • Develop a deep understanding of Personio’s data, architecture, and technologies to effectively manage our data and develop data products.
  • Align your team around strategic goals, relevant KPIs, and measures of success
  • Create a short, mid, and long-term strategy for Personio data governance and products
  • Systematically analyze user feedback in collaboration with Design, User Research, and customer-facing stakeholders
  • Plan and execute a product roadmap based on an objectively prioritized backlog
  • Manage product delivery in an agile setting and guide your team in all sprint activities
  • Drive adoption of the platform capabilities of your domain through effective collaboration with internal customers
  • Hire, lead, and develop a highly motivated and focused team of Product Managers, who take pride in building high-quality impactful products for our customers
  • Deliver updates and represent the team’s progress to stakeholders, including members of the executive team

What you need to succeed
  • At least 10+ years of experience with deep exposure to SaaS, Data, Platforms and regulated environments
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing Product Managers 
  • Experienced working in a technically complex, compliance-heavy domain and using analytical problem-solving skills to make decisions
  • Preferably computer science background and a strong understanding of technical architecture and data engineering best practices
  • Ability to build confidence, cohesion, and inspiration across our product, design, and engineering organization
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership; ability to work collaboratively in a result-oriented way
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or comparable field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English
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
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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