Staff Backend Engineer - Kotlin at Personio

Posted on: 02/05/2021

Location: Dublin 2 (ON-SITE)

full time

Glassdoor: 4.0 / 5 | Original Source

Tags: aws php kotlin gitlab kubernetes docker

**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 sales and software engineering 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 to work here. In June this year we were listed by CB Insights as one of '50 Future Unicorns' to watch. As a Staff Engineer (our most senior IC role) you will be a bar raiser within the Personio Engineering organization and address some of the most difficult technical challenges. How you address each challenge is up to you - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations or conducting brainstorming sessions with engineers from other tribes to tackle a certain problem. 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. **Role & Responsibilities** * Lead high-impact and large-scale technical projects across the tribe and department. * Continuously raise the bar for engineering at Personio by mentoring engineers across the tribe and interviewing for new talent. * Drive an engineering culture of quality and innovation across teams. * Proactively seek out new areas/common problems to be tackled by your tribe. * Contribute to knowledge sharing and 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 Backend Engineers, Frontend 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** * Outstanding communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership. * Ability to navigate technical debates & drive technical alignment. * Passion to enable others & be a force multiplier. * Exceptional experience designing, developing and operating business critical distributed systems at scale. * Extensive experience in building a technical strategy and driving it across multiple teams. * Proven experience in hiring, mentoring and developing engineering talent. * Willingness to work hands-on as a developer with a focus on complex problems with high impact. * Experience in open source contribution and tech branding activities. **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 pre-IPO equity) * 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 and online events in lieu of Covid-19 restrictions * We focus on results rather than schedules - we offer Flexibility and Remote-working * Comprehensive healthcare scheme fully covered for each permanent employee * Pension scheme, up to 5% matching contribution * 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.) * #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 project! You can find more information and impressions here: [Kununu](http://www.kununu.com/personio) or [Glassdoor](https://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Personio-EI_IE1430594.11,19.htm) The well-being of our employees is paramount. Although we’ve recently opened our Dublin office in the City Centre area, all employees are currently working from home, the office or a combination of the two at their discretion due to Covid-19. 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.