Senior Backend Engineer (Global Experiences) - Product Platform (m/f/d) Munich or Dublin or Amsterdam

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role

This role is available in Munich, Dublin, Amsterdam, or Remote within these countries. 

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 organisations across Europe. At Personio you will have a direct impact on our product, our users, our organisation, and our engineering practices. 

The Global Experiences Tribe is on a mission to drive consistency by acting as an accelerator for discoverability, findability, and information architecture in all domains for our internal and external Personio customers. We are building high-quality, platform technologies for all product teams to empower them to focus on what they do best, creating delightful user experiences. 

Like all our tribes we are a cross-functional group of engineers, designers, and product managers from many different 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.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • You will be part of the design and creation of platform services that accelerate the delivery of unique product value to our customers
  • You autonomously own and execute on complex problems within the team and engage on technical decisions with stakeholders
  • You develop backend functionality in a incremental, maintainable, reliable, performant, and secure way
  • You push our team Agile and engineering practices towards excellence with efficient, performant code, good design patterns and healthy engineering standards
  • You’re a coach and mentor for junior and professional engineers in your team
  • You participate in technical case interviews to bring in exceptional talent such as yourself

How we work:

  • We are a product company, so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work in the Product Platform Domain, alongside other Backend Engineers, Designers, Product and Engineering managers to create the building blocks that accelerate value-delivery in customer-facing domains
  • We use our platform mindset to transform our PHP application and create new functionality in Kotlin microservices
  • 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
  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining services in Production
  • You have a keen eye for Operational Excellence and consider the future scalability of the products you build. Performance, Availability and data driven decision making topics you bring up during design
  • Strong expertise with: Java / Kotlin (JVM, Gradle, SpringBoot)
  • Experience with event driven architectures, DDD, SOLID and eventual consistency
  • You’re a cloud-native and bring experience with containerisation and container orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred)
  • Experience with software testing strategies and building test tooling to ensure high levels of software quality (e.g. test frameworks and ephemeral test environments)
  • You have an excellent written and spoken English (level C1/C2 on the CEFR scale)

Is this role for me?

  • Building Platform Services that are used by the entire Engineering Department excites you!
  • You’re excited to work closely with our frontend Engineers. The Platform Services you will create amplify the wide-reaching impact of the frontend solutions we create as a team. Only together can we truly create delightful experiences that our customers love.
  • You embrace feedback as a key way to develop as a professional and you see the value in giving feedback to your colleagues
  • Mentoring your colleagues to grow and succeed in their tasks is energising for you
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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