Backend Engineer [Java/Kotlin] - People Workflows Automation (London OR remote the UK)

Permanent employee, Full-time · London

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. 

You will join the squad responsible for Personio Knowledge Automation, a concierge for employees answering their requests automatically. Knowledge Automation is part of the People Workflow Automation initiative. PWA automates people workflows across the employee lifecycle across different tools and teams, enabling HR to go beyond HR and win back valuable time through automation, time that can then be spent on and with people
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 People Workflow Automation journey for Personio — we are just getting started!

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 Integrations Tribe journey for Personio.

About the role: 

  • You will identify, document, and communicate technical improvements within your area of responsibility in the team
  • You will contribute to the creation of internal team engineering standards
  • You will coach and onboard junior and professional team members
  • You will drive team engineering initiatives
  • You will participate in functional case interviews 
  • You will drive technical discussions and communicate technical decisions to stakeholders
  • Writing efficient, performant and extensible code using the right tools and patterns to implement the functionalities that add value to our customers.

How we work:

  • We are a product company so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work with other Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, a Designer, a Product Manager and an Engineering Manager on one product vertical of our HR Management & Recruiting software.
  • 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
  • 5+ years of software development experience using either Kotlin, Java, Scala
  • Experience using Spring Boot in a microservice environment
  • Track record of working in an agile setup using continuous deployment and delivery
  • Experience with event-driven architectures, domain-driven design, and eventual consistency
  • Knowledge about resilience patterns
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred) in a cloud environment (AWS preferred) 
  • Strong written and spoken English (level C1 on the CEFR scale)

Experience with the following is a bonus, not a must-have:

  • Experience in building publicly available APIs & services
  • Experience in building SDKs and frameworks to streamline the internal usage of services
  • Integrate with other platforms and services in a scaling way
  • Experience in building marketplaces, partner platforms and scaling them up

What motivation and mentality you should bring:

  • We want to build a category leader for HR software in Europe. You should bring passion for making lives of others (in our case: Employees and HR professionals) better.
  • We are experiencing rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it”. So bring your agile mindset to the table!
  • Embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
  • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Let’s grow together - share your knowledge, we will share ours!
  • Humour. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes, and bring your good vibes.

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
[London-Specific]
  • Comprehensive healthcare and dental coverage for each permanent employee (excluding taxes)
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across the UK for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio match of up to 5%



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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