Development Team Lead - 12 months FTC at Waddle

Engineering, Fixed Term, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering
Posted a month 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.

About the role

Your role can be summarised by ‘you do what is needed for the team to succeed’. You will be responsible for supporting your reports to become awesome Xeros. You’ll work with Product Owners & Designers to make sure your team has a set of clear goals and responsibilities, and that any blockers for delivery are cleared in a timely fashion.
You’ll also work with your Development Manager and fellow Team Leads to drive cross-pod initiatives to enable the success of the group as a whole. Although you won't have any hands on coding responsibilities, you will provide the team coaching and mentoring drawing on your background in Engineering Management.

What you'll do

  • You are a leader at the intersection of product and engineering management.
  • You’ll maintain an environment in which your team can do their best work predictably and sustainably.
  • You’ll make sure the team has all the information they need and the right feedback loops in place to discover and deliver valuable, usable, and buildable outcomes.
  • You’ll help your team learn and improve, making local discoveries global.
  • You’ll look after the health of your team and their products, aiming for resilience.
  • What you'll bring with you

  • You will be an excellent people manager who has worked in a similar Development Team Leader role.
  • You will have an understanding of Agile fundamentals and experience delivering software using one or more Agile delivery processes.
  • You will have a engineering background with the ability to coach and mentor the team on engineering fundamentals.
  • You will have a passion for helping people fulfil their potential, provide mentorship and have the ability and willingness to impart knowledge and guidance to your team members through excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.

  • 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 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.