Lead Engineer, api.accounting
Auckland, NZ
3d 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.

About the role We're looking for a Lead Engineer for our API team - if you're keen for some new challenges, and the opportunity to learn an enormous amount about our core apis and our key accounting functionality, then keep reading because this team has an awesome future and you'd be a major part of it!Get involved in scaling our help and support for teams making changes in our APIs, leading the formation of a second team, modernising the build and release technology, creating amazing processes and documentation, and working with some great people while you do it.

You’ll model the standard for engineering excellence at Xero, supporting your team to grow their technical capability and improve development practices.

You’ll contribute to the technical direction of the product group, helping grow our cross functional environment by identifying technical gaps, promoting capability growth, and championing &demonstrating modern principles and practices.

We would love to talk to you if :

  • You prefer to work collaboratively, from coding with your peers to wider team support such as product owners, people leads, design, etc.
  • You need to work with a team to build software and also have fun together.
  • You are passionate about producing high quality software using best practices and appropriate design patterns.
  • You take ownership and use metrics and feedback to guide technical priorities and improvements.
  • You contribute to the creation of team goals and work with a focus on helping your team succeed.
  • You have a passion to learn, grow and give back to your team by coaching and mentoring through your experiences.
  • You love to experiment, try out new ideas or concepts, take the journey with the team to try out new ways of working.
  • What you’ll bring with you :

  • Experience in proactive coaching and mentoring of engineers to grow their technical capability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative leadership style to facilitate engineering change across teams.
  • Ability to lead or facilitate discussions on application design.
  • Ability to contribute to discussions around new standards and revisions to existing ones.
  • Expertise in tracking engineering performance and operational health metrics.
  • Expertise in microservices or distributed systems architecture.
  • Experience in reviewing teams codebases, aiming to maintain high standards for security, testability, and ability to make changes easily.
  • Experience in leading discussions and implementation for scaling products.
  • Ability to collaborate with product, design and architecture to influence prioritisation and planning.
  • Why you should become a Xero It’s 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.

    You can choose to perform this role : In one of our #beautiful offices Auckland or WellingtonFlexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working stylesPermanently RemoteXero 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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