Development Team Lead
Xero
Auckland, NZ
4d 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.

What is a Dev Team Lead at Xero? You will be responsible for growing and supporting the careers of engineers working on the Xero Me mobile product, supporting technical leadership in growing their technical practices and standards.

Your job, along with your Dev Team Lead peer, is to build a cohesive thought-leading engineering community which rapidly delivers value to our customers and continually improves.

Technical excellence will be part of your DNA. You can drive change at scale and you challenge the status to help Xero achieve its goals.

How you'll make an impact You are a leader at the intersection of product and engineering management. You’ll maintain an environment in which your team can do their best work predictably and sustainably.

You’ll make sure the team has all the information they need and the right feedback loops in place to discover and deliver valuable, usable, and buildable outcomes.

You’ll help your team learn and improve, making local discoveries global. You’ll look after the health of your team and their products, aiming for resilience.

What you'll do :

  • Drive a culture of engagement and improvement, making sure the team understands how they help our customers and our business achieve great outcomes.
  • Talk with all appropriate areas of the organisation to understand the inputs, outputs, and feedback loops in your team’s value stream.
  • Make sure your team understands and adheres to modern engineering practice in line with organisation objectives.
  • Build and maintain a positive and constructive relationship with the product owner to ensure the delivery pipeline is flowing at a predictable and sustainable pace, raising and addressing blockers as appropriate.
  • Ensure the health of all the team’s products is well understood by the team, discoverable by the wider organisation, and able to be addressed should problems occur.
  • Ensure the health of your team is monitored, that all members of your team are empowered to raise ideas and concerns, and that everyone contributes to improvements in how the team works together.
  • Ensure that your own stream of work is sustainable, delegating where appropriate, and asking peers and your manager for help.
  • Spend a proportion of your time improving your knowledge and skills in line with goals set with your manager.
  • Meet regularly with your reports, drive each of your people to become the highest performing version of themselves they can be, using a variety of techniques which may include performance feedback, career development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Spend a proportion of your time on people-focused tasks, including recruitment, leave and expense approvals and management.
  • As needed, review and manage performance, remuneration and facilitate any remedial actions.
  • What success looks like :

  • Your team builds products that customers love and which achieve the intended business outcomes.
  • Your team is highly engaged everyone has a strong sense of purpose and feel they’re contributing to making a positive difference in the world.
  • You and your team maintain a predictable and sustainable delivery pace, reflect on practices and delivery, and constantly try to make improvements.
  • Your reports grow in their responsibilities, capabilities, and contribution to their team and wider in the organisation
  • Xero is an inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life.

    Where creativity, innovation and continuous learning are encouraged and celebrated. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family, sport or a side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.

    At Xero, we trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish.

    As part of our awesome package, you’ll receive Xero shares and a Life Insurance package as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun.

    Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks.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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