Principal Engineer- Work on the Xero Cloud Product
Auckland, NZ
11h 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.

As the Principal Engineer, you will : - help define engineering excellence at Xero- lead initiatives to grow the technical capabilities of engineers- evolve the technical architecture of our software to support our product roadmaps- collaborate with teams to deliver software to our customers at scale and maintain it once in productionThis role is part of the Practice portfolio.

We deliver software solutions to help accountants and bookkeepers to do beautiful work. As a Principal Engineer, you will be a strategic contributor helping re-engineer our core foundational technology.

Our goal is to deliver seamless user experiences, strong public APIs, data consistency, and strong infrastructure engineering across all of the tools our customers and partners use.

If you are passionate about one or more of the problems above, this might be the opportunity you are looking for. What you'll be doing : You’ll be a beacon of engineering excellence and will help the engineering teams in our portfolio to develop the engineering maturity required to autonomously deliver on their goals.

The role is less about hands-on coding, and more about collaborating with a variety of roles and stakeholders, like architects, lead engineers, designers and senior managers.

This role is not a people management one but it is all about leadership. The engineers in the teams around you will grow in capability and confidence by working with you

Some of the key responsibilities for this role are :

  • Work alongside key leaders to establish long-term product and technology strategies.
  • Help investigate and propose solutions to key technical challenges across the portfolio.
  • Align teams to a common set of engineering principles and standards.
  • Establish balance between innovation and standardisation.
  • Provide guidance on non-functional design elements in solutions including security, scalability and performance, monitoring and alerting, analytics, documentation and quality
  • Support and mentor other engineers
  • Lead by example and solve interesting and challenging delivery problems across product boundaries.
  • What we’re looking for

  • Extensive technical leadership experience across one or more of the following; Public and private API design and implementation, Cloud native DevOps and Security, modern web apps architecture, modern front-end engineering and architecture
  • A strong team player who is highly skilled in collaborating with others
  • A passion for coaching and mentoring engineers
  • An ability to influence and lead non technical audiences to better outcomes
  • An excellent communicator
  • Proven track record of delivering modern and distributed technical solutions
  • Proven track record supporting systems in production
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • Why Xero? Xero is an inclusive and flexible 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.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully.

    We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

    You can choose to perform this role : -In one of our #beautiful offices Auckland, Wellington or the sunny Hawkes Bay-Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles-Permanently RemoteAs a permanent remote worker at Xero we want to ensure you are getting the same #beautiful employee experience as our in-office Xero’s.

    Permanent remote Xero’s will benefit from a virtual ergonomic work assessment and funding to assist with the improvement of your at home work setup.

    Xero will also fund up to 4 trips a year to your most relevant region Xero office. You are part of our #team and we want to see you thrive!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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