Senior Backend Engineer (male/female/diversity)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

The Role
Personio was founded in 2015 and its mission is to enable better organisations. Personio simplifies and automates recruiting, payroll and human resource management software (all-in-one) for small to medium-sized businesses. Our HQ is in Munich and we have offices in London and Madrid. We have just started to build out our Irish hub in Dublin from scratch. Globally we are home to 450 employees, 2,000 customers and we're growing rapidly. In January we acquired $75 million in 'Series C' funding, led by Silicon Valley VC firm Accel. We're rated 4.8/5 on Glassdoor to work for, with a 99% CEO favourability and 97% would recommend a friend. In June this year we were listed by CB Insights as one of '50 Future Unicorns' to watch.

Join our team as a Senior Backend Engineer and take an active role in shaping our engineering culture and the future of our platform. You will work in an effective, autonomous feature-based team, where you will get to play out your dev skills in a high-impact driven environment. You will be responsible for the full cycle of feature development in your team ("You build it, you run it"), and take part in architecting the backend of our complex, mission-critical HR Operating System. Overall, we are 8 teams located across Dublin, Munich and Madrid. In total, the product and engineering department consists of 80 people, ranging from Engineers and Designers to Product and Engineering Managers.

  • Identifying, documenting, and communicating technical improvements within the team domain
  • Contributing  to the creation of internal team engineering standards
  • Coaching  and onboarding of  junior and professional team members
  • Driving  small- to medium-sized cross-team engineering initiatives
  • Participating in functional case interviews 
  • Presenting new features of our product at internal events 
What you need to succeed
  • 5+ years of software development experience using either Kotlin or Java 
  • Experience using Spring Boot in a microservice environment
  • Experience with containerisation and container orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred) in a cloud environment (AWS preferred) 
  • 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
  • Embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. So let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
  • Proactive problem solver - You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them
  • Humour. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and verbal (including technical communication)
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)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation support to Dublin, Ireland 
  • 26 paid vacation days plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
  • €1,500 Euros development budget for attending conferences, courses, buying books
  • MacBook (to work with)
  • Your chance to play a decisive role in shaping a company in its rapid growth and to grow and learn from your tasks
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, among others)
  • Additional benefits to be added as we grow
Please note, all employees will work remotely until it is safe to open our new office in Dublin's City Centre. Personio is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or being a member of the traveller community.
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 more than 425 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?

Your application
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