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Help guide the quality engineering practices for Xero teams, identifying and resolving challenges to ensure processes and tools are optimised for their context and engineers have the required knowledge and skills.
Contribute to and champion Xero’s quality strategy and standards.
Recognise and solve for common patterns of failure in team’s delivery practices, preventing future issues by improving skills, processes or tooling.
Measure the cost or value of issues, and support incident responses and post-mortems.
Contribute to Xero's engineering standards and frameworks. Work closely with engineering leadership to apply standards to software and delivery processes.
Proactively maintain, grow and share knowledge of development technologies used in the development of Xero’s software applications.
Champion automation of delivery processes and ensure deployment pipelines are fit for purpose. Coach and support engineers to ensure all software is running as expected and proactively work to prevent customer facing problems.
Be a proactive champion of agile and delivery practices who coaches and develops others in this space in order to ensure a consistent approach to ways of working.
Participate in interviews and recruitment processes.
A proven ability to communicate and coach a quality mindset, and associated development and quality engineering skills.
Practical expertise in test automation for a modern tech stack; inc. web apps, APIs, etc.
Proven expertise in working with CI / CD technologies to automate the execution of tests in the path to production.
A bias toward making quality visible and observable through monitoring approaches and well defined measurements.
Familiarity with test environment infrastructure and configuration, especially utilising cloud technologies.
A strategic understanding of elite software engineering delivery, and how quality engineering practices can enable this.
The ability to clearly communicate and advocate for practices consistent with Xero's engineering standards.
Empathy and understanding to build relationships and support engineers in the execution of quality engineering activities.
A willingness to get your hands dirty when needed, but a preference for pairing or mobbing with other engineers to share your skills.
A bias toward measurement and data-driven decision making in driving engineering improvement.