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Senior Backend Engineer (d/f/m) - All Personio Locations



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
The Role: How you'll make an impact at Personio

This position is office-based, hybrid working policy in our European offices - Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin, and London.

Note: Hiring location is subject to headcount needs.

At Personio, your work transforms the way millions of people experience work every day. Join our Product & Technology team that drives our customer's outcomes by designing, developing and delivering innovative and high quality products. Be empowered to take ownership of your areas and make an impact on your team, our product, and our customers.

As a Senior Backend Engineer (d/f/m), you play an important role in a mission-based team within the Personio Engineering organization, solving the team's most complex projects. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you are coding hands-on and supporting your team members solving technical challenges. Additionally, you will take part in interviewing, finding the best future talent for Personio.

There are different areas and products, where you can make an impact, either accelerating our established products or developing new ones. In your first interview, we can dive deeper into the different challenges to find the most exciting one for you, and in the meantime, you can check out our career page to find out more.

Role Responsibilities: What you'll do

  • Taking responsibility for delivery of larger in-team projects that may have a high level of uncertainty and risk, with a pragmatic approach to estimation, scoping and planning
  • Following and promoting best practices to solve higher complexity challenges by building reliable, performant and elegant solutions that are easy to work with
  • Proactively extending your scope to the team level when needed to ensure healthy operations and successful delivery
  • Acting towards company's priorities and strategy, and engages in productive conversations about business impact of their work
  • Giving useful and effective feedback, actively seeking to improve the entire team by regularly sharing knowledge and mentoring others
  • Stepping up, actively driving team topics and supporting other team members
  • Communicating with cross-functional stakeholders and leadership, targeted for the audience
  • Participating in activities within the larger org, and performing actions that positively influence groups of people
Role Requirements: What you need to succeed
  • 5+ years of software development experience using JVM based languages (preferably Java or Kotlin)

  • Strong skills in writing efficient, performant and extensible code using the right tools and patterns to implement the functionalities that add value to our customers

  • 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 communication skills (in English)

What motivation and mindset you should bring

  • Driven by impact - We work hard and take action to achieve great results for our customers and Personio

  • Speed of execution - We are moving fast and are relying on you to elevate the team delivery

  • Embrace feedback - no one is perfect, and neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other

  • Tech branding - tell others about the things you like, either through blogging or tech events

  • Humor - have fun, learn 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 general benefits (apply for all locations):

  • Competitive compensation package – reevaluated each year – 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

  • Annual personal development budget for you to invest in your development via professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more

  • Regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations

  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes

  • Generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares

  • Even more benefits depending on location

About us
Bring your best. Make your mark. We’re using technology to revolutionize the way HR operates so that we can transform the way millions of people experience work every day. We move fast, challenge the status quo, and support our people as they shape their careers.

With over 10,000 customers and a team of 2,000 in eight offices around the world, now is the perfect time to join! We believe in hiring driven people who want to make an impact. So bring your best, and let’s build the future of HR technology together.

Discover our Personio Principles, that guide our mindset, behaviours, and the ways we work together:

Exceed Customer Expectations: We anticipate, prioritize, and solve for the needs of our customers.
Deliver Exceptional Results: We dream big and move with urgency to make great things happen.
Elevate One Another: We work together as trusted partners to amplify our collective impact.
Care to Challenge: We care personally and challenge directly to unlock our full potential.
Ignite Positive Momentum: We embrace the challenge with a positive mindset and celebrate our wins together.