Product Owner - Platform Engineering
Xero
Auckland, NZ
6d 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's the role? This Product Owner role is within the Platform Technology group. Our purpose is to provide a trusted platform to all Xero engineering teams that accelerates the delivery of their unique value to their customers quickly, securely and easily.

Platform Technology is a key part of enabling Xero to scale, and presents ample opportunity to truly make an impact at an enterprise level.

You will be working with a team of missionaries who create highly performant and reliable platform products that our Xero engineering teams use to accelerate their unique value to Xero customers.

This team works to continuously deliver first class platform capabilities to our product and engineering teams by applying Xero best practices.

We are the custodians of the feature & organisation creation as well as a number of shared services to help detect anomalies (Fraudbuster, IP Lookup, User Audit Service).

One of the main focusses at the moment is modernising and uplifting the technology stack to meet Xero technology standards.

This will enable our products to continue to scale with Xero’s customer growth whilst uplifting the engineering experience to work on and with their services.

How will you add value? As a Product Owner, you will be a major contributor to the evolution and to the alignment of the Organisation & User Relations Portfolio (OUR).

You will be empowered to drive the mission of your pod and translate it into meaningful outcomes for our customers, in turn creating value for Xero.

With your customer-centric lens you will be able to shape and drive the future of a number of exciting and highly critical platform products.

Product is a team sport - You will liaise with your pod and Lead Engineer to identify real problems to solve together, whilst balancing investment into product and technology.

What we are looking for :

  • Previous Product Ownership experience - with a toolbox of modern product discovery practices
  • Championing strategic priorities and helping others relate to and align with them.
  • Using a range of metrics to monitor the success and health of products and services.
  • Making evidence-based decisions.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience building meaningful, collaborative relationships across all levels of the business.
  • Advocating for / evangelising a product or service with customers and stakeholders.
  • Leading a team through influencing and persuasion, without formal authority, and communicating meaningful direction
  • Ideally, proven experience working with innovative software development at scale
  • Why you should become a Xero Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!You can choose to perform this role : - In one of our #beautiful offices - Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles- Permanently Remote from anywhere in NZIt’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.

    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.

    Xero will work with anyone who is not vaccinated, or prefers not to disclose their vaccination status, to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided to ensure their role can be performed safely.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.

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