Google Analytics Technical Lead
Xero Limited
Auckland
36d ago

At Xero we are rewiring the small business economy and want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice, and connections.

We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable for small business owners, and more enjoyable too.

What will you do?

As a Google Analytics Technical Lead within the Data Services team, you will assume technical ownership of our Google Analytics platform with the focus of ensuring that Xero maximizes the use and value we get from this investment.

Understanding how users interact with our core websites and web applications is key to delivering a beautiful optimized customer experience -

a key part of Xero’s strategy. You will work closely with teams currently using Google Analytics and be an evangelist and go-

to person for new teams looking at how Google Analytics can support them to be successful. You will also be responsible for establishing a GA community and actively contributing to it.

This role also has a strong technical component. You will be responsible for the GA platform operations, architecture and optimization ensuring it is delivering what our suppliers, consumers and data analysts need.

You will also be responsible for developing code standards, providing implementation support and organizing training.

We are looking for people who demonstrate :

  • An outgoing personality who enjoys the challenges associated with driving platform adoption
  • Experience in software engineering, specifically in building web applications and javascript
  • An appreciation and interest in UX design
  • Confidence working with relational databases, large datasets and using SQL for querying
  • An interest in data analytics, specifically extracting key insights from the Google Analytics platform
  • Ability to work in small teams and also autonomously
  • Take pride and ownership in your work, demonstrating initiative and passion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • What you’ll be doing :

  • Evangelise and promote the use of the Google Analytics platform across Xero
  • Bring together key people to develop a Google Analytics focus group, as well as promote the wider Google Analytics community
  • Provide technical guidance, thought leadership, and advice including organizing training opportunities to increase the level of Google Analytics competency across our teams
  • Develop technical materials to support best practice and monitor consistency of implementation
  • Work closely with Xero technical teams to develop libraries and scripts to deliver Google Analytics integration
  • Appreciate the other data and analytics platforms used across Xero and how these can be leveraged to complement what Google Analytics delivers
  • Consider new opportunities to leverage the BigQuery data across Xero
  • Identify administration tasks to keep the platform operating at the highest level. Upskill and delegate these tasks to Data Services’ technical administrators
  • Work closely with our 3rd party Google Analytics consultancy for support and training
  • Monitor usage and costs, and manage accordingly
  • Take responsibility for ensuring Google Analytics is aligned with Xero’s data governance and GDPR obligations
  • Joining Xero means making a difference in the lives of many people, and working for a company with big goals. As part of our awesome package, you’ll get a competitive salary, Xero shares, Life Insurance, great colleagues and an environment that challenges you to follow your passions, develop your skills and be the best you can be.

    If you’ve read all this and feel you’ve got lots to offer, get in touch!

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