Lead Software Engineer (Java/Kotlin) - People Workflows Automation - Amsterdam OR remote the Netherlands

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

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 400,000 people. 

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! Click to find more about People Workflows Automation.

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, Design & Engineering department.

Role & responsibilities 

  • Increasing performance and productivity of your team by raising ideas 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 use our platform mindset to build services that every team can leverage and build upon.
  • 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
  • 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 Java/Kotlin, Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Contribute to agile process optimizations
  • You are driven by impact and you understand its effect for your team
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership
  • Teaching, Coaching and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfils 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)
Motivation and mentality you bring

  • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them.
  • We are experiencing rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it”. So, bring your agile mindset to the table!
  • Let’s grow together and embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. Let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
  • Teaching, Coaching and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfils you
  • 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 those Amsterdam office benefits (benefits will vary depending on office location):

  • A 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
  • Bright and open office space in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Subsidy towards healthcare coverage with a provider of your choice
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities in the Netherlands for €30 per month with a subsidized Onefit membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio contribution
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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