Lead Backend Engineer (Access Rights Management) - Product Platform (m/f/d) (Munich or remote from Germany)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

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

The real story for us begins by impacting people on a global scale every day. By simplifying and automating thousands of processes across human resource management, payroll and recruiting, we are impacting more than 500.000 people. And we’ve only just begun. 

The Product Platform Tribe is on a mission to enable a better Personio by building out the platform strategy for Personio’s product. We are an enablement tribe and strive to create secure, reusable, scalable and extensible capabilities like data replication, data compliance, task management, access management and much more. The work that we do enables other teams at Personio to do more by doing less and creates more consistent user experiences for our customers.

Like all our tribes we are a cross-functional group of engineers, designers, and product managers from many nationalities and backgrounds, spread across different locations, and we continue to grow in 2022. Join us and help shape the Product Platform Tribe journey for Personio!

Within the emerging Identity & Access Management tribe, you will have an opportunity to work on a team that handles permission management of our users. The Access Rights Management team is a central team of our organisation, it is responsible for the most critical piece of our technical infrastructure as all other engineering teams depend on our access rights management service for the customer features they offer. Join the team that also has interesting challenges to solve on various levels, such as supporting a microservice that processes around 5000 requests per second, or making sure our robust access rights configuration has also the most intuitive user interface for our customers.

As a Lead Engineer, you will be a bar raiser in a mission-based team within the Personio Engineering organization and take care of team productivity, technical alignment, and technical growth. In this role, you will act as a multiplier for your team. You know how to address each challenge - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations, or conducting brainstorming sessions with engineers from other tribes to tackle a certain problem - You know it best!!

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 and represent the team in Personio’s Product & Engineering department.

Role & Responsibilities
  • Increasing the performance and productivity of your team by raising ideas on how to  improve team internal processes and collaboration
  • Mentoring engineers in your team and fostering the technical growth of your teammates with/by pair programming, knowledge sharing, and coaching
  • Be the technical go-to person in your team for technical and non-technical topics and stakeholders
  • Drive an engineering culture of quality, good development principles, and innovation from inside your team
  • Partnering up with the Engineering Manager on the technical growth of the team
  • Strategic technical involvement on a team level in the OKR process, hiring strategy, and team setup
  • Managing incident processes and team related follow-ups to ensure high product reliability, stability, and security
  • Urge to contribute to 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 Engineers, Designers, Product Managers &  Engineering Managers within and outside 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
  • Strong expertise in Kotlin/Java (SpringBoot, JVM, Gradle), and familiarity with PHP (Laravel & Laravel Passport)
  • Ability to work with both gRPC and REST
  • Experience in working with high load microservices, and ability to scale them efficiently
  • You get your hands dirty when driving complex problems with high impact that set standards in style and quality
  • Proven experience designing, developing, and operating services in the area of responsibility of your team
  • Enthusiasm for building a technical strategy and translating it into reality
  • Deep experience with paradigms like SOLID, microservices, event-driven architecture, and modern tech stacks around Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Contribute to agile process optimizations
  • You are driven by impact and you understand its effect on your team
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Teaching, Coaching, and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfills you
  • Ability to effectively lead others through meetings, planning, and any processes which are needed to accomplish the goals of the team
  • Passion to enable your teammates and amplify their technical abilities
  • Excited to contribute to open source projects and tech branding activities
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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.



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