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Payroll Partner (Germany)

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About the opportunity

The Global People Operations team, classically known as HR, strives to create and deliver the best possible and seamless employee experience across the entire employee lifecycle. Leading with care and empathy, we strive to develop efficient and simple people processes and systems to focus on the things that matter the most: Our people at N26. This means you’ll not only be supported by a dedicated and passionate team, but also HR tools, such as the People Operation ticketing system to ensure nothing slips through the cracks - but there’s even more we’d love to do (which is where you come in)! Being a part of the N26 journey means a lot of things. Our product develops, our organisation evolves and our teams are built. We are in a high-paced environment which makes the opportunities for impact endless. 

You are detail oriented, data focused, an experienced communicator and have a passion for people-related topics. Working in the People Operations team at N26, you’ll help us deliver an outstanding employee experience by giving our colleagues the resources and support they need in the most important moments of their N26 journey.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage our German payroll system with the support of an external provider
  • Handle payroll related queries received via our ticketing system (Jira)
  • Within Workday, our HRIS, you will look after payroll processes and requests
  • Own the processes you are responsible for and continuously improve them wherever possible
  • Manage projects within the payroll team: introducing new tools, automazing processes etc.
  • Cover your designated tasks, but on the flip side, we also encourage you to challenge our existing processes to improve our work and achieve operational excellence

What you need to be successful:

  • Ideally 2+ years Payroll/Human Resources experience
  • You have already managed German payroll and are familiar with the basics of German labour law and payroll regulations
  • Experience with Workday or other HRIS
  • Your decisions are always based on data, which you can analyse independently
  • Strong customer service mindset and ideally experience working with or in support of diverse communities
  • Outstanding communication and written skills in English and German
  • You’re quick to pick things up, love to learn and always looking for ways to improve
  • You are used to working within a dynamic and fast-paced environment


  • Actively help yourself (and others) be successful.
  • Continuously learn and challenge the status quo.
  • Think globally, act locally.
  • Strong bias for action.
  • Give and receive open, direct and timely feedback. 

What’s in it for you:

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining Germany’s #1 Top Startup, named by LinkedIn two years running
  • Personal development budget, discounted public transit pass, German language classes, fitness memberships, childcare services, N26 premium bank card, employee loans, and your choice of a Mac or Windows laptop
  • 26 vacation days per year, with an additional day for each year of service - up to 30 days
  • High degree of autonomy, flat hierarchy and open communication and getting things done attitude
  • Working with international, highly engaged peers
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

Who we are

N26 has reimagined banking for today’s digital world. Technology and design empower and it’s how we are building the global banking platform the world loves to use.

We've eliminated physical branches, paperwork, and hidden fees for an elegant digital experience and supreme savings. Giving people the power to live and bank their way is what gets us out of bed in the morning and inspires the work that we do. 

Founded in 2013, now has 7 million customers in 24 markets. We employ more than 1,500 employees across 3 office locations in Berlin, Vienna and Barcelona. Besides the main offices, N26 also has local offices in Paris, Madrid, Milan, and São Paulo.

Sound good? Apply now for this position.

N26 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.