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.
Who is the team? Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. The PaaS team builds platform products to enable Xero development teams to build and ship software in a fast, reliable and secure manner.
PaaS leverages modern cloud computing tooling and continuous integration practices. Through our customer centric approach we aim to reduce the cognitive load for Xero Product teams.
You’ll be a key part of the Platform-as-a-Service Data team, our goal is to create a platform to provide data services to Xero product teams in a highly automated fashion.
You will build on the technical capabilities of the team to own and manage the data infrastructure, troubleshoot performance issues, and resolve incidents.
We use AWS as our sole cloud provider, a combination of scripting languages like Powershell and Python for automation, along with CI / CD tools like TeamCity and Octopus Deploy to provision new infrastructure.
The team is always evolving and working toward the future so any devops and automation experience can be relevant. What’s the role?
As a Lead Engineer in PaaS you’ll work in collaboration with other Xeros to help create and deliver beautiful software to our customers, faster.
You’ll model the standard for engineering excellence at Xero, supporting your team to grow their technical capability and improve development practices.
You’ll lead the software development on applications in our suite of products (including new ones), contributing to new or improved experiences for our customers, internal and external.
You’ll contribute to the technical direction of the product group, helping grow our cross functional capability by identifying technical gaps, promoting capability growth, and championing & demonstrating modern engineering principles and practices.
You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale. You will be enabled to seek clarity with technical complexities and be able to demonstrate smart ways to simplify.
You’ll be able to make data-driven decisions that will release value early to solve Xero customers' problems more effectively.
What you'll do :
Identify the technical blockers and waste that slow down the team. Work with engineering leadership and delivery teams to identify technical capabilities that need to be grown.
Maintain in-depth system knowledge across all system boundaries relating to the team’s components as well as hands-on development expertise.
Contribute to and champion Xero’s quality strategy and standards.
Measure the cost or value of issues, and often lead incident responses and post-mortems.
Coach and support engineers to ensure all software is running as expected and proactively work to prevent customer facing problems.
What you'll bring with you :
Why you should join Xero Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us! You can choose to perform this role : - In one of our #beautiful NZ offices- Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles- Permanently remote from anywhere in NZAside from the typical perks you’d expect from a tech company (games rooms, free soft drinks, barista coffee, fresh fruit, sports teams and amazing offices), one of the best things about Xero is our people.
You’ll join an inclusive, diverse product team with talented engineers from all over the globe.We support many types of flexible working arrangements, which allows you to balance your work, your life and your passions.
We offer a great remuneration package which includes shares and life insurance in addition to your base salary plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being.
Xero is a Rainbow Tick certified employer.Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.
Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.