Lead Software Engineer - Payroll (remote)

  • Location
    • Madrid
  • Date Posted
  • Jun. 1, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

At Personio we are on the amazing journey to become the leading HR Platform in Europe!

  • We in the Payroll Domain know people like to say: It’s not rocket science.
  • But sometimes it just is. The same goes for payroll.
  • It has been there for some time, there is a way to do it, just as it has always been done. There are rules and regulations, customers and stakeholders.
  • But we just know that there is also another way to do it. A new way to do it. A sexy way to do it.

The Payroll Domain is on a mission to make Personio the big player of payroll and offer a smart payroll solution that can handle any kind of employees and use HRM data blended to payroll. Using our services, our customers save tons of money and time - and HR Managers can delegate the most complex tasks to us so they can gain peace of mind and focus on what really matters: people.

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 2021. Join us and help shape the Payroll Domain journey for Personio.

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 & 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 are transforming our PHP application into Kotlin microservices
  • 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 of 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
  • 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)

Why Personio

  • As you are joining Personio at such an early stage, this shows us your trust and confidence in us. We would like you to profit from the success of the company, and therefore, we offer you a competitive compensation package (salary, benefits and virtual shares)
  • We have an impact - Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping a company in its rapid growth and to grow and learn from your tasks
  • We love what we do, but we are still happy to enjoy 26 days of paid holidays + 2 days off for Christmas and New Years´
  • We enjoy becoming better day by day, that is why you will receive 1,500 € of development budget every year
  • We have fun! Join us for regular team events, e.g. Oktoberfest, summer event, skiing trip, Christmas party and much more
  • We offer language classes: English & Spanish
  • We focus on results rather than schedules - we offer Flexibility and Remote-working
  • Parental benefit: In case your kids get ill, you may take up to 10 additional days off
  • We offer Visa and relocation support
  • Health insurance (company level plan): private health insurance for 43 € for Personio employees, spouse and children
  • We want happy employees - on top of your salary you will receive 68 € for food & public transport
  • Corporate benefits - a range of employee discounts for different brands so you can save money while shopping (e.g. Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, Dia, etc.)
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • #SocialResponsibility: We are grateful for our privileges and take action to have a positive impact on the environment and society. Therefore, you will have two extra days to have #Impact: one individual and one supporting a company-wide pro
  • A fully remote position in Spain or Germany

About us

Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company, and at the very same time: your future. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have raised $125 million in ‘Series D’ funding in January 2021, making Personio the most valuable HR technology company in Europe. We have a great product and a fantastic team that will continue to grow through 2021, from 600 to 1,000. We already have more than 3,500 customers with a market that is only waiting to be developed further, but we aim high: Our goal is to build the leading HR platform in Europe.

At Personio, we believe in hiring people like you - ambitious, forward thinkers who want to be more than just another employee. Will you be one of them?