Development Team Lead - Insights
Wellington, NZ
2d 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.

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a new Development Team Lead for SLABs, in the Insights department of Accounting and Reporting - Wellington.

Our team works on Short-term Cash Flow which makes projections of customers cashflow into the future based on previous bills, invoices and cash transactions.

We work closely with the Data team Orbit to help customers plan for the future. We enjoy fun with our work and often organise meals, pool games, drinks and love a quiz.

This role looks after the people and the health of our Product and ensures the team can do their best work predictably and sustainably.

It supports the growth of the Engineers and ensures solutions are delivered right. We’re looking for a leader with great coaching skills and software delivery experience.

Key responsibilities :

  • Enable an agile delivery process in your team that achieves high performance and is consistent, predictable and sustainable.
  • Work in strong partnership with the PO and Lead Engineer in your pod to ensure outcomes deliver value and meet high standards of quality.
  • Connect your pod with the wider Xero community.
  • Directly manage Software Engineers in the pod (5 to 10 people).
  • Ensure your direct reports grow in their careers and are recognised by their achievements.
  • 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.
  • All direct reports understand their personal career path and are encouraged to excel towards it.

  • Your people are working effectively and efficiently with a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Your direct reports are effectively managed and supported. Their performance is reviewed regularly and feedback is continually provided in a timely manner.
  • All engineers are supported, empowered, and challenged to do their best work. The right people are solving the right problems and their skills are continuously being developed through new learning and experimentation.
  • Good performance is recognised and celebrated. Poor performance is managed promptly and effectively.
  • People take ownership of their work and role in the team and manage their expectations as required to ensure the teams goals can be metAll engineers are motivated and engaged : Staff morale and staff retention is high.
  • We offer 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 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.

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