Lead Portfolio Architect (Platform)
Xero
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.

We are looking for a Lead Portfolio Architect, to join us in our Auckland or Wellington office. About the team Our Engineering & Architecture team sits within our Technology area of the business.

You will be joining us at an exciting time as we continue to evolve, scale and transform Xero’s architecture to support our customer needs around the globe.

This opportunity supports our Platform technology team that creates and runs platform technologies that enable productivity, scalability and availability for our product teams.

About the role The Lead Portfolio Architect is a key contributor to the overall technical direction of our Platform technology team.

You will help define and lead the execution of the technical runway that supports the development and evolution of features, decouples components from the existing codebase, and improves developer productivity, performance, security and data stewardship.

You will work closely with General Managers, Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure that technical outcomes are closely aligned to and integrated into their agreed plans.

As well as support other technical leaders for each portfolio to create roadmaps that describe the technical direction for each portfolio.

You will build an effective team of architects that continually improves and is respected by the development teams for helping them deliver value to our customers.

Provide line management and coaching for architects within the team, including 1 : 1s, personal development plans and pastoral care.

For any work where it is agreed the architecture team leads the execution of that work, you will ensure that the work is effectively managed, delivers a positive return on investment and is seen as successful by stakeholders.

What you’ll bring with you :

  • Extensive experience in designing web-based software applications
  • A demonstrated ability to envision large-scale web-based services that meet consumer customer / stakeholder needs or solve business problems.
  • You will be familiar with multiple software development methodologies and styles
  • Knowledge of internet protocols and RFC standards, database management systems, and revision control systems.
  • You will have the ability to discern business and user requirements and develop technical requirements from them.
  • The ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • The ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • You will bring superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • 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.

    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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