Principal Engineer, Developer Experience @ Personio

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Job Description:

  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to engineers while participating in interviewing/hiring new talent.
  • Improving systems: Lead research, engineering, and innovation to improve developer experience.
  • Coding: Write high-quality, maintainable code in accordance with coding standards and best practices.
  • Solution Oriented: Analyze complex technical problems and propose innovative solutions.
  • DevOps: Devise new DevOps practices to address key problems and ensuring we are ready to scale 10x.
  • Metrics Oriented: Create new metrics to represent developer experience, beyond our Lead Time to Production and Deployment Frequency metrics.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with various engineering teams on related tech projects.

How you’ll go about it: 

  • Broad experience in modern cloud based SaaS ecosystem.
  • Experience designing and building to scale software to handle 10x load increases and 100x peak traffic spikesInfluencing and strengthening team culture while identifying areas for improvement.
  • Demonstrate technical excellence through hands-on involvement in projects and continuous learning.
  • Maintain open and clear communication and foster a collaborative work environment with team members, stakeholders, and management.
  • Continuously drive technical innovation and improvements across multiple teams.
  • Hands-on coding experience.
  • “Platform as a product” mindset and strategic thinking about the product roadmap.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 10+ yrs of experience in software engineering or a relevant technical role; building and designing scalable applications in a distributed system.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages and frameworks.
  • Deep understanding in DevOps tools and technologies such as AWS (CDK, ECS, Fargate etc.), Sentry, DataDog, Docker, Gitlab CI, K8S, Flagger, Linkerd, as well as deployment automation (CI/CD pipelines, feature flags, blue/green and canary deployments).

  • Receive a robust reward package – reevaluated each year – that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Enjoy 20 days of paid vacation, plus an additional day after 2 and 4 years (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Invest in your future with a 401(k) retirement account and a Personio match of up to 5%
  • Get comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for yourself and your family
  • Make an impact on the environment and society with 2 (fully paid) Impact Days – one for an individual project of your choice and one for a company-wide initiative
  • Receive family leave, mental health support, and sabbatical opportunities with PersonioCares
  • Grow your skills with an annual personal development budget to use on professional memberships, external certifications, conferences, and more
  • Connect with your fellow Personios at regular company and team events like All Company Culture Week and local year-end celebrations
  • Engage in a high-impact working environment with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Remote from Region

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