Development Team Lead - Mobile
Wellington, 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.

The SBPE Mobile team create beautiful native mobile experiences that help small business owners succeed.This role will be across one of our 6 Mobile pods.

You will be leading a cross functional mobile development team of primarily iOS and Android engineers. The team has some big challenges on the horizon and the team is filled with passionate and collaborative individuals who are delivering great outcomes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the health, capability and delivery of the team. You’ll be ensuring that every engineer in the team feels included, has room for growth and finds purpose in the work that they do!

What you’ll do

  • Drive a culture of engagement and improvement, making sure the team understands how they help our customers and our business achieve great outcomes.
  • Talk with all appropriate areas of the organisation to understand the inputs, outputs, and feedback loops in your team’s value stream.
  • Make sure your team understands and adheres to modern engineering practice in line with organisation objectives.
  • Build and maintain a positive and constructive relationship with the product owner to ensure the delivery pipeline is flowing at a predictable and sustainable pace, raising and addressing blockers as appropriate.
  • Ensure the health of all the team’s products is well understood by the team, discoverable by the wider organisation, and able to be addressed should problems occur.
  • Ensure the health of your team is monitored, that all members of your team are empowered to raise ideas and concerns, and that everyone contributes to improvements in how the team works together.
  • Ensure that your own stream of work is sustainable, delegating where appropriate, and asking peers and your manager for help.
  • Spend a proportion of your time improving your knowledge and skills in line with goals set with your manager.

  • Meet regularly with your reports, drive each of your people to become the highest performing version of themselves they can be, using a variety of techniques which may include performance feedback, career development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Spend a proportion of your time on people-focused tasks, including recruitment, leave and expense approvals and management.
  • As needed, review and manage performance, remuneration and facilitate any remedial actions.

    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.
  • Experience

  • Prior leadership experience preferred
  • Understanding of modern software delivery practices
  • Understanding of modern product delivery practices
  • Experience with agile practices
  • Why work at Xero? Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you.

    Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life? 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 NZ!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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