HR generalist

- Aachen, Germany

We are looking for someone who wants to work with dedicated people, modern products and customers all over the world. As one of the world’s leading companies for PKI and digital signing solutions, we’re expanding our business as well as our personnel numbers. With expansion comes opportunity – are you up for the challenge?

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What we are looking for

PrimeKey is looking for a full-time or part-time HR Generalist who can build a new HR department. This is a new role. It is expected that most of the work will be carried out from our PrimeKey office in Aachen, Germany. A valid working permit for Germany is required for this position.


Responsibilities include:

  • Own, drive and develop all HR areas for the Aachen office, including but not limited to recruitment, pre-/onboarding, employer branding, performance management and learning & development. 

  • Be an active part of our local management group by connecting the overarching goals of the office with supporting HR processes and projects. 

  • Own the overall recruitment plan for the office and ongoing recruit talent. 

  • Analyze and convert qualitative and quantitative data on employee engagement into actionable plans to improve the workplace and our leadership. 

  • Support managers and co-workers with HR-related matters. 

  • Drive independent initiatives and projects to improve our culture and HR-related processes. 

  • Be an active contributor to peers within the HR team, aiming to strengthen cross-office collaborations and develop joint high standards in all HR practices across the PrimeKey Group. 

  • HR administration of e.g. employee surveys, pensions, insurances, HR system and basic payroll. 


Highly valued personal qualifications and competencies are as follows: 

  • BA in HR or relevant area.
  • 5+ years of experience in similar roles, preferably from a fast-paced organization and/or scale-up.
  • A bold and innovative mindset, keen on developing current practices and aligning our HR strategies with core business impact.
  • Considerable experience in coaching and supporting management groups, managers and co-workers. 
  • Experience from working with and leveraging a modern HR stack to ensure efficient processes and data-driven decision making.
  • Familiar with German employment laws and related regulations.
  • Great recruitment skills and ability to recruit for technical roles. Experience from recruiting talent within digital marketing, development and data is a strong plus. 
  • High knowledge of German Labour law and other HR-related and applicable laws. 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and German.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and responsibly and to take own initiative.
  • Positive and customer focused.
  • Structured and organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Easily cooperates with others.

Do you have questions?

For further information, please contact Martin Oczko.

What you want

We at PrimeKey are an open community of security geeks and we love meeting others who are eager to work with world-beating PKI security. If learning from leading security experts and lunch conversations about IoT security sound exciting to you, get in touch with us.

PrimeKey is one of the world’s leading companies for public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital signing solutions. As of June 2021, PrimeKey is a part of Keyfactor. 

Work in the forefront of security

For two decades, PrimeKey has been at the forefront of open source-based PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and digital signing solutions. We work with some of the world’s most renowned organizations, but pride ourselves on bringing the same warmth and enthusiasm to any business, regardless of size.

With our products, we enable the creation and use of digital certificates and signatures, which are key elements for secure communication. We deliver the capability to implement enterprise grade PKI and signature systems ready to support solutions such as IoT, e-ID, ePassports, authentication, digital signatures, code signing, and validation; all solutions where digital certificates would be a main enabler. 

Join a friendly and creative company

Working at PrimeKey means excellent development opportunities, working with some of the best PKI specialists and developers in the world, joining a pleasant working environment, and interacting with highly skilled and engaged coworkers. 

Our core values are Excellence, Trust, and Openness, all aiming at always delivering high quality solutions to make the world of IT a secure place for sensitive information and communication. 

PrimeKey has offices in Stockholm, Sweden; San Mateo, USA; Aachen, Germany; Paris, France; and Melbourne, Australia. 

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Please note: We are only looking for direct applicants and are not interested in being contacted by recruitment companies. 

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