Director of Technology Platform (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

The Role

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

In order to add further chapters to our success story, we are now introducing two new Director roles.

As Director of Technology Platform, you will be responsible for Personio’s core technology stack and a wide range of mission critical teams (Infrastructure, Developer Experience, QA, IT, Security, ...) to build a foundation for the next 10x scale. Together with the Director of Product Engineering, you will significantly contribute to Personio’s overall engineering strategy and our goal towards establishing Personio as a top technology company. 

Here's how you will contribute:

  • Create and further develop the technology platform organization, including org building, recruiting, capacity planning and budgeting

  • Close collaboration and alignment with Director of Product Engineering

  • Define Technology Platform to enable current and future products at >10x scale

  • Contribute to overall engineering strategy and towards establishing Personio as a top technology company

  • Develop your engineers through coaching, mentoring, and performance management

  • Collaborate and align with VPE, Director of Product Engineering & CTO on initiatives and priorities

  • Promote the “You build it you run it” principle across the engineering organization

What you need to succeed
  • A self-starter who is driven by impact
  • Strong organisational skills and an entrepreneurial drive with a history of hiring, mentoring and developing high-performing teams
  • Experience with fast-growing environments and highly scalable technology stacks
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup culture and embracing change
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, risk management, change management, and project management
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle best practices
  • Proven track record of developing highly available, secure, performant and dynamic infrastructure with an ‘‘automate everything’ mindset
  • Solid background in vendor management & cost negotiations
  • Excellent cross-functional collaborative and communication skills working with multiple departments
  • Proven experience with cloud services, security, platforms and management tools
  • Deep technical understanding of the intersection of development and operations (DevOps), monitoring and management tools, and deployment processes and tools
Why Personio
  • Market-proven, well-funded and fast-growing company ($130M funding acquired to date)
  • 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)
  • 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 or an additional payment for a yearly public transportation ticket
  • Three hours of weekly English classes
  • 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)
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 own. As one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe, we have a great product, an amazing team with almost 500 employees and a market that is only waiting to be developed. By now we already have more than 2000 customers, 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?

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