Technical Security Consultant at Xero

Security, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne full-time
Description
Posted 7 days 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 on the lookout for a range of consultants with varying experience levels to join our Technical Security Consultancy team!

How will you make an impact?

You will be someone who has a strong interest or understanding of security concepts, infrastructure or application development and use this to develop an understanding of practicing good security disciplines.

New Technical Security Consultants will undergo an initial multi-disciplined mentoring programme with the Team Lead in preparation for conducting discrete tasks as directed by the Senior Technical Security Consultants. As you grow your skill set, you will conduct broader aspects of work and be integral in the team's new initiatives.

What you'll do:

  • Be #human! This is a very people-focused support role - we prefer to be on the ground with developers, rather than in an ivory tower.
  • Develop and maintain documentation to make our guidance available to all. This position is often orientated around the creation of documentation.
  • Develop knowledge of offensive and defensive security practices to create pragmatic and wide-reaching default approaches for the teams we support.
  • Trace a potential security issue to a particular bug within a codebase, and work with development teams to remediate the problem.
  • Help develop new initiatives to create new industry-leading approaches to security issues.
  • Be a #champion for secure best practice and customer safety.
  • What you'll bring:

  • An eagerness to delve deep into technical security aspects.
  • Great technology fundamentals covering operating systems, cloud infrastructure, coding or a mix.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Take ownership of problems and solve them.
  • Good examples of past technology research and investigation.
  • Previously self-taught themselves an aspect of technology.
  • Some familiarity of web services and web application development.
  • Linux/UNIX knowledge is beneficial.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS
  • 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.


    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.