Principal Engineer, Infrastructure Engineering @ Personio

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Job Description:

  • Technical Leadership: Lead and mentor infrastructure engineers, providing technical guidance and fostering a culture of excellence.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to research, design, and implement robust, scalable infrastructure solutions. Work closely with Engineering teams to optimize application performance and reliability in the infrastructure.
  • Roadmap Development: Develop and maintain a roadmap for infrastructure projects and scalability requirements (10x scale).
  • Implementation: Implement best practices for infrastructure management, monitoring, and automation to ensure high availability and reliability.
  • Operations: Operational rigor to ensure infrastructure security and incident management.

How you’ll go about it:

  • Proven track record of leading the architecture and design of new and existing systems with AWS.
  • Experience designing and building scalable software to handle 10x load increases and 100x peak traffic spikes.
  • Maintain open and clear communication and foster a collaborative work environment with team members, stakeholders, and management.
  • ‘’Platform as a product’ mindset with strategic thinking.
  • Ability to navigate technical debates and drive technical alignment.
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 10+ yrs of experience building and designing scalable applications, tools, or distributed systems.
  • Proven track record of technical leadership, mentoring junior engineers, and hiring.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in at least one backend programming language.
  • Strong expertise the following technologies; Kubernetes (k8s), ECS Fargate, RDS, Aurora, Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, MKS (Kafka), S3, AWS Backup,  AWS DMS, Lambda, EC2, DynamoDB.
  • Familiarity with one or more of our language stacks: Terraform, CDK, Java/Kotlin (JVM, Gradle, SpringBoot), Golang, and TypeScript. 
  • You will have a deep understanding and an interest 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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