Backend Engineer (Identity Management) - Product Platform (m/f/d) Munich or Remote Germany

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, 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.

 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 Domain is on a mission to make incredible HR products simple to build and enjoyable to use by providing the essential services, standards and experiences for teams to quickly create new value. We are an enablement domain 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.

 Within the emerging Identity & Access Management tribe, you will have an opportunity to work on improving the user experience and extending the feature set of our identity related solutions. We provide a diverse set of login capabilities for our customers, all of which can be configured through our user interface. Additionally, our team offers a vast amount of internal features revolving around authentication for both users and microservices within our ecosystem.

Like all our domains 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 Domain journey for Personio!

You are a driving force behind the success of Personio, representing your team in Personio’s Product, Design & Engineering department.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Writing efficient, performant, and extensible code using the right tools and patterns to implement the functionalities that add value to our customers
  • Identifying, documenting, and communicating technical improvements within your area of responsibility in the team
  • Participating in cross-team engineering initiatives as an individual contributor
  • Helping with the coaching and onboarding of junior members of the team
How we work:

  • We use our platform mindset to transform our PHP application and create new functionality in Kotlin microservices
  • 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 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!

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

  • 3-4 years of software development experience, from design to deployment and monitoring in production, using Kotlin or Java (SpringBoot, JVM, Gradle); familiarity with PHP (Laravel & Laravel Passport) is a plus
  • You are familiar with OAuth /OIDC and authentication protocols
  • Knowledge of automated testing and of when and what to test
  • Experience with paradigms like SOLID, CI/CD, microservices, event-driven architecture, and modern tech stacks around Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Proactive problem solver. You leave code and processes in better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Interest and passion to learn and experiment with new technologies and follow the best practices in software development for agile environments
  • 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.



Your application
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