Head of Infrastructure Engineering


  • Location
    • Munich
  • Date Posted
  • 16 Jun 2020
  • Function
  • Tech Ops
  • Sector
  • Business Applications


At Personio we are on the amazing journey of becoming the leading HR Platform in Europe!

We are looking for a seasoned leader to head our Infrastructure Engineering team on the way to enable smooth and secure operation of self-service cloud infrastructure at Personio. Our Product & Engineering organization works in a set of agile, autonomous mission-based teams with embedded DevOps engineers. We are building our system on a modern stack powered by AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, GitLab CI, NewRelic, ELK.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Enable of the highest possible quality of Infrastructure and Security standards from the technical standpoint in the organization
  • Manage and grow a team of DevOps and Security engineers
  • Drive the Infrastructure Engineering team building and staffing
  • Enable result-oriented project management in the Infrastructure Engineering domains
  • Keep internal stakeholders aligned and informed about relevant Infrastructure Engineering activities
  • Promote and drive best practices in Infrastructure Engineering and DevOps across the organization
  • Contribute to development of Personio’s engineering strategy

Dein Profil

  • Over five years of direct managerial experience in engineering teams (being an official supervisor of team members with respective responsibilities and reporting structures)
  • Experience building highly reliable, automated infrastructure with one of the major cloud providers (AWS preferred) at scale
  • Deep understanding of DevOps best practices and ability to drive them across large agile organizations
  • Proven ability to hire and build teams at scale

High diligence, self-organization, and reliability

  • Great presentation and communication skills in written and spoken English (native speaker or level C1 on a CEFR scale)
  • Experience working as a leader in a fast growing startup environment is a plus
  • Experience building infrastructure for highly regulated domains (HR, fintech, legal) is a plus

Warum Personio

  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast growing company ($54.3M funding acquired to date)
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping Personio and have a direct impact on the daily work of hundreds of thousands of users
  • 1.500 EUR of development budget per year for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • MacBook Pro and gadgets, including BOSE headsets with noise cancellation
  • 28 paid vacation days, at least 3 days of home office per month, and flexible working hours
  • Unu electric scooter of your choice as "company car" (see www.unumotors.com) or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidized Qualitrain membership: For 25 euros a month you can train in 90 fitness and yoga studios, swimming pools and many other sports facilities in Munich
  • Relocation and visa support through an expert agency to Munich, Germany

Weekly German language courses

Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich and skiing trip to Austria)

Because joining us at an early stage shows your trust and confidence in Personio, we want you to also profit from the success of the company. Therefore, we will offer you a competitive compensation package (e.g. salary, benefits, virtual shares)