Head of Engineering

Personio Published: March 17, 2021
Munich, Germany
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Personio is a cloud-native SaaS solution automating People Management & HR in 3000 SMEs across Europe (25mio daily interactions) - LinkedIn ranked it top 3 best tech places in Germany.


Goals 2021: Enhancing the core product, starting new feature tribes, launching & scaling Personio Marketplace & integrations, Focus on Dev Excellence & Customer First, Doubling Tech+Product to +300 people (currently 7 tribes, +25 teams)


Build the engineering culture to deliver technical value and to become the best solution in Europe:

Hire, lead & coach 1-3 high-performance engineering teams: distributed & international

  • +200 Kotlin/Go Microservices on AWS (some parts of the PHP legacy are left)
  • Docker/Kubernetes, GitLab, Terraform, Kafka, TDD, Scrum
  • Cross-functional, impact-driven teams – „You-build-it-you-run-it“



  • Willing to maximize the impact your way (autonomy & transparency is guaranteed)
  • Strong organizational and entrepreneurial skills as (Software) Manager (min. +3 years)
  • Experience with fast-growing environments and scalable cloud products
  • Full understanding of SDLC best practices within a fast-paced startup culture
  • Excellent feedback and English communication skills, German is a plus



  • Commitment: Every Manager gets Company Shares + full benefits
  • Relocation? Don’t worry, Personio takes care of Visa, relocation + finding an apartment
  • Founded in 2015 (HQ in Munich), Personio plans to go over 1000 employees in 2021
  • Funding in January 2021: $125 Mio Series D with $1.7bn evaluation
  • Offices in Munich (HQ), London, Dublin, Madrid, + soon more to come


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