Lead Portfolio Architect (Security)
Xero
Auckland, NZ
1d ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world.

This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections.

Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

We are looking for a Lead Portfolio Architect - Security to join us in our Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne or Sydney office.

About the team The mission of the Security teams collectively is to ensure that Xero's security posture remains progressively robust and we are building security accountability systems to prove it.

This portfolio is critical to the ongoing success of Xero, and our ability to achieve our vision - to be the most insightful and trusted small business platform About the role The Lead Portfolio Architect is a key contributor to the overall technical direction of our Security capability.

You will help define and support the execution of the technical runway that supports the development of the future technology stack for Xero.

You will work closely with General Managers, Product Managers and Engineering Leads in the Security portfolio to ensure that technical outcomes are closely aligned to and integrated into their agreed plans.

You will Identify technology trends that could be risks or opportunities and assess and share the impact of these trends.

You’ll play an active role in the global architecture team actively contributing to Xero-wide projects and strategies and providing the viewpoint of the Security portfolio.

You will build an effective team of architects that continually improves and is respected by the development teams for helping them deliver value to our customers.

Provide line management and coaching for architects within the team, including 1 : 1s, personal development plans and pastoral care.

For any work where it is agreed the architecture team leads the execution of that work, you will ensure that the work is effectively managed, delivers a positive return on investment and is seen as successful by stakeholders.

What you’ll bring with you :

  • Deep knowledge of information security risk management and cybersecurity technologies
  • Strong experience in implementing modern security architectures, tools and practices
  • Up-to-date knowledge of methodologies and trends in both business and IT, including experience with cloud platforms
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO / IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including 800-53 and Cybersecurity Framework
  • The ability to negotiate and affect change through influence in a global organisation
  • A demonstrated ability to envision large-scale web-based services that meet consumer customer / stakeholder needs or solve business problems.
  • You will be familiar with multiple software development methodologies and styles
  • You will have the ability to discern business and user requirements and develop technical requirements from them.
  • The ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • The ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • You will bring superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Why you should become a Xero It’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life.

    We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.

    We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary.

    We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.

    Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.

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