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Lead Frontend Engineer (Design System) - Product Platform

Posted 13 Nov 2022
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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

Join our international agile Product, Design & Engineering team and take an active role in shaping our engineering culture and the future of thousands of HR teams and organizations across Europe. At Personio you will have a direct impact on our product, our users, our organization, and our engineering practices.

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 200.000 people. And we’ve only just begun.

The Product Platform Domain is on a mission to make incredible HR products simple to build and enjoyable to use by providing the essential services, standards and experiences for teams to quickly create new value. We are an enablement domain and strive to create secure, reusable, scalable and extensible capabilities like data replication, data compliance, task management, access management and much more. The work that we do enables other teams at Personio to do more by doing less and creates more consistent user experiences for our customers.

The Design System team is a DesignOps-minded place for orchestration and optimization of processes and craft to amplify Design’s value and impact at scale. We standardize a harmonious and coherent design by building high quality, accessible and scalable components that support a product used by millions of users.

Like all our domains 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 Product Platform Domain journey for Personio!

As a Lead Engineer you will be a bar raiser in a mission-based team within the Personio Engineering organization, and take care of team productivity, technical alignment and technical growth. In this role, you will act as a multiplier for your team. You know how to address each challenge - coding hands-on to prototype a solution, holding technical presentations or conducting brainstorming sessions with engineers from other domains to tackle a certain problem - You know it best!

This is a high impact role and you will be in the driving seat to create the long-term technical strategy for one of Personio’s main product components and represent the team in Personio’s Product, Design & Engineering department.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Create convenient tools and workflows to enable delivery teams to contribute to the design system (e.g. linter rules, pipelines, playground environments).
  • Collaborate and align effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders, e.g., frontend engineers, product designers, product manager, and engineering manager.
  • Advocate adoption and lead implementation of the design system across entire teams.
  • Support engineers across delivery teams to unblock their UI library challenges.
  • Define and implement metrics to measure progress of the team towards the goals.
  • Enable teams to iterate faster by focusing on UX rather than UI and ensuring a smooth designer- and developer-experience
  • Concrete knowledge of TypeScript, React, SCSS, CSS Modules, Style Dictionary, Rollup, Webpack, Nx and monorepo among others.
  • A deep understanding of DOM, CSSOM, DOM events, Critical Render Path (CRP), semantic versioning, package distribution, client and server side rendering (CSR, SSR).
  • Proficient with different types of testing strategies for applications/components.
  • A DesignOps mindset with a proven track records of maintaining design systems.
  • Enthusiasm for building a technical strategy and translating it into reality.
  • Comfortable with breaking down large piece of work into smaller deliverables.
  • Experience with micro-frontends, event-driven, and functional and reactive programming.
  • Very good communication skills to provide technical guidance and leadership.
  • Passion to enable your teammates and amplify their technical abilities by mentoring and coaching.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

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:

  • A 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
  • Bright and open office space in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Subsidy towards healthcare coverage with a provider of your choice
  • Access multiple fitness studios and sports facilities in the Netherlands for €30 per month with a subsidized Onefit membership
  • Invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme, with a Personio contribution

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies. Based in Munich, Madrid, London and Dublin, Personio's mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on what matters most: people and strategy. The Personio solution includes human resources, recruiting and payroll and supports all core HR processes every business needs to do. Almost 3,000 customers operating in over 80 countries use Personio.

Active in 4 countries
500 employees