Senior Software Engineer - Customer Platforms
Xero
Auckland, 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.

What’s the role? As a Senior Engineer in the Customer Platforms team, you will leverage your fullstack development expertise with web applications, common stacks, front-end languages, libraries and frameworks and knowledge of back-end languages to implement customer-facing solutions on Xero’s Salesforce platform and 3x award-winning Coveo development platform.

  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Coveo, databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB) and UI / UX design will be beneficial to the role. You will use your excellent communication and teamwork skills to foster a positive team culture;
  • working closely with our experienced Enterprise Technology Customer teams to deliver value to our stakeholders and Xero’s customers.

    Attention to detail and strong analytical skills will be required to help solve business problems. You will be expected to provide technical guidance and engineer in accordance with best practices and standards for our tech stack.

    How you'll make an impact You’ll work in collaboration with other Xeros to help create and deliver beautiful software to our customers, faster.

    You’ll undertake software application development on applications in our suite of Products (including new ones), contributing to new or improved experiences for our customers, internal and external.

    You’ll contribute to our cross functional environment by working towards the same objectives, using modern principles and practices.

    You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale. You will be enabled to seek clarity with technical complexities and be able to demonstrate smart ways to automate.

    What you'll do :

  • Create software - Care deeply about customer problems and technical excellence, produce robust high quality and scalable software.
  • Relentlessly automate any manual processes. Contribute to technical solution designs that embrace a quality-first approach.

    Participate in code reviews.

  • Test software - Design and automate testing activities that effectively reveal product quality across a range of risk areas and acceptance criteria.
  • Collaborate with the team and understand their own responsibility for quality.

  • Resolve issues - Triage and solve development and production issues, and be able to quickly track down the root cause.
  • Communicate the impact of the problem to stakeholders in terms of business value, helping to set a priority for the resolution.

    Actively participate in incident responses.

  • Engineering standards & frameworks - Maintain knowledge of Xero’s current and emerging engineering standards and practices.
  • Develop and deploy software that meets Xero's standards.

  • Continuous improvement - Maintain knowledge of current and emerging development technologies and methodologies. Develop expertise in one or more programming languages and ecosystem specific technologies.
  • Deliver infrastructure in a production environment - Maintain and monitor delivery processes. Ensure all software is running as expected and proactively work to prevent customer facing problems.
  • Modern software and delivery practices - Practice agile software development. Occasionally facilitate agile ceremonies.
  • Proactively work to improve team processes.

    What you'll bring :

  • Expertise with web applications and common stacks
  • Experience with front-end languages, libraries and frameworks (e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS, React, Angular)
  • Knowledge of back-end languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python)
  • Salesforce and / or Coveo development experience beneficial but not mandatory
  • Why Xero? At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions.

    We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.

    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.

    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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