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Senior UX Researcher - Talent Management (f/m/d) in Madrid


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At Personio we believe that understanding our users is core to create meaningful, best-in-class, user experiences. To support us on that goal, we are looking for a UX Researcher to join our UX team and help us bring our software to the next level.

As UX Researchers our goal at Personio is to help our product teams make the best user-centered decisions and keep our users front and center at everything we do. We do this by collecting and connecting insights while collaborating closely with our colleagues in product & engineering as well as other customer-facing departments on finding alternatives to enhance our product experience.

The Talent Management domain spans across the Recruiting and the Employee Performance & Development solutions. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that Personio customers are empowered to hire and retain the best talent as well as to grow and maximise the potential of their people. This can only be accomplished by providing a best-in-class user experience that is solidly rooted in the needs of our customers and their employees.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Leading early discovery and scoping of new areas for our software
  • Use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research to understand our customers, products, and competition
  • Work closely with your product teams to identify and prioritise research opportunities in a fast-changing environment
  • Support Junior members of the Research team in their professional development
  • Communicate insights effectively and help your product teams understand the goals, needs, and challenges of our customers and where our product fits into their workflows
  • Contribute to product strategy through user insights, so that our strategy aligns with the most pressing user issues and their solution
  • Help us improve our research infrastructure to increase our efficiency and enable others to benefit from research as much as possible


  • Educational background in psychology, media informatics, social sciences, interaction design, HCI, with an emphasis on statistics, research methods, design, digital products
  • Around 5 years of proven professional experience
  • You come in with strong views on research and testing methodologies and you are able to implement them in our processes
  • You know how to leverage low and high fidelity prototypes to get the user insights you need
  • You are a team player that feeds on your peer's feedback and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You understand the technical constraints and capabilities of product development
  • You are an excellent communicator and present your findings effectively to engineers and UI designers
  • You are passionate about cognitive sciences and the processes behind human perception and behavior
  • You are very detail-oriented and empathic
  • Very good command of the English language (level C1) - any other European language is a plus (German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, ...) confident to conduct interviews in any of those languages


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 virtual shares
  • 26 days of paid vacation + 2 days off for Christmas and New Year's Eve (because we love what we do, but we also love vacation!)
  • Inclusive, equal opportunity, and multicultural workplace
  • Annual personal development budget of €1,500 for conferences, courses, books, career coach, etc.
  • With PersonioFlex, decide for yourself where you work most effectively with a flexible 50% in-office and 50% remote working framework. “Remote” can mean at home or anywhere within the UK or European Economic Area
  • High-impact work environment with short decision-making processes
  • Saving for tomorrow: Opportunity to invest in your retirement via the Personio Pension Scheme or to invest into a disability insurance
  • Choose between three mobility options: JobRad® bike or monthly public transportation ticket
  • Subsidised Qualitrain membership gives you access to 90 fitness studios and sports facilities across Munich for €22.58 per month
  • Regular company and team events like Oktoberfest, ski trips, Christmas parties, and more! (COVID permitting)
  • Mental health support, as we know that mental wellbeing plays a major role in both our personal and professional success. #PersonioCares
  • Two Impact days you can use to have an impact on the environment and society. One day is for an individual project and one for a company-wide initiative! #SocialResponsibility


Being a Personio means being part of something big. It means shaping the future of HR, the future of our company, and at the same time, the future of you. And we’re not just one of the fastest-growing B2B SaaS companies in Europe. In October 2021 we raised $270 million in Series E funding, making Personio the fastest-growing and most valuable HR technology company in Europe. With more than 6,000 customers and a team that has doubled in size in 2021 alone, now is the perfect time to join! We’re hiring talented, impact-driven individuals who want to be more than just another employee.

Personio is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to building an integrative culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We #EmbraceUniqueness and understand that our diverse, values-driven culture makes us stronger. As we continue to scale, we focus on enabling our employees to grow both personally and professionally.

We are proud to have an inclusive workplace environment that will foster your development no matter your gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, education level, or race.

Will you join us in shaping the future of HR in Europe?


About Personio

  • Human Resources

  • Munich, Germany

  • 201-500 employees

  • 2015

Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small- and medium-sized companies. Based in Munich, Madrid and London, Personio's mission is to make HR processes as transparent and efficient as possible so HR can focus on the most valuable assets in the company: the people. The Personio solution includes human resources, recruiting and payroll and supports all core HR processes every business needs to do. More than 2,000 customers in over 40 countries use Personio.

In 2019, tech consultancy GP Bullhound included Personio in a list of 50 European start-ups set to achieve a billion-dollar valuation over the next two years, giving them ‘unicorn’ status.

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