Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 3:36:32 AM Coordinated Universal Time
United Kingdom England UK, Birmingham UK, London


1,001-5,000 employees · Software Development

About the job


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

The real story for us begins by impacting people on a global scale every day. By simplifying and automating thousands of processes across human resource management, payroll and recruiting, we are impacting more than 400.000 people.

You will join the squad responsible for Personio Knowledge Automation, a concierge for employees answering their requests automatically. Knowledge Automation is part of the People Workflow Automation initiative. PWA automates people workflows across the employee lifecycle across different tools and teams, enabling HR to go beyond HR and win back valuable time through automation, time that can then be spent on and with people.

We are a cross-functional group of engineers, designers and product managers from many nationalities and backgrounds, spread across different locations, and we continue to grow in 2022. Join us and help shape the People Workflow Automation journey for Personio — we are just getting started!

Role & Responsibilities

  • You'll join a team working on the latest software Personio is releasing which will improve the experience of every employee working for Personio's customers.
  • With the help of our product manager, you'll design and implement new features that our customers will love.
  • You'll design and develop a maintainable, reliable, performant, and secure API to empower the frontend and Slack team.
  • You'll lead by example and push our engineering practices towards excellence with efficient, performant code, good design patterns and healthy engineering standards.
  • You'll mentor junior engineers, reviewing their code and RFCs to help them grow in their career.
  • You'll participate in technical case interviews to bring in exceptional talent such as yourself

How we work

  • We use our platform mindset to build services that every team can leverage and build upon.
  • We are a product company, so our teams are organised in a mission-based cross-functional fashion. You will work in the Workflows and Integrations Domain, alongside other Backend Engineers, Designers, Product and Engineering managers to create the building blocks to automate processes in all other customer-facing domains.
  • We have a “you built it, you run it” attitude and CI/CD is second nature to us - we use AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and GitLab to implement it.


Skills you bring

  • You have over 5 years of software engineering experience building and designing scalable applications, tools or distributed systems
  • You have a strong expertise with Go.
  • You’re a cloud-native (AWS preferred) and bring experience with containerisation and container orchestration (Docker and Kubernetes preferred)
  • You can translate Domain strategy into engineering decisions
  • You have strong knowledge on software testing strategies, CI/CD, pull/merge request and code reviews
  • You have an excellent written and spoken English (level C1/C2 on the CEFR scale)

Motivation and mentality you bring

  • Proactive problem solver. You are willing to leave code and engineering practices in a better shape than when you first encountered them.
  • We are experiencing rapid growth and are “building our plane while flying it”. So, bring your agile mindset to the table!
  • Let’s grow together and embrace feedback - no one is perfect, neither are we. Let’s make this an opportunity to praise and learn from each other.
  • Teaching, Coaching and empowering your colleagues is something that fulfils you.
  • Humour. Have fun with us, learn with us from mistakes and bring your good vibes.


Aside from our people, culture, and mission, there are a variety of additional benefits that help make Personio a great place to work! Work with us and receive:

  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • 28 days of paid vacation, plus another additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • 2 Impact Days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility
  • Find your best way to work with our office-led, remote-friendly PersonioFlex! We offer a roughly 50% remote, 50% in-office working framework to suit your needs
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • High-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Receive generous family leave, child support, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Save money with corporate discounts across brands like Adidas, LG, Bosch, Apple, and more


  • Comprehensive healthcare and dental coverage for each permanent employee (excluding taxes)
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities across the UK for €30 per month with a subsidized Gympass membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio match of up to 5%