Engineers - DevOps (Intermediate & Senior) at Xero

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
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 team:

You will be part of the Platform-as-a-Service group, which is a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. Our goal is to provide platform solutions leveraging AWS to Xero product development teams to enable them to deliver products quickly and easily. You will write API-first software to extend, enrich, and sustain Xero’s core platform.  

The PaaS group builds platform products to enable Xero development teams to build and ship software in a fast, reliable and secure manner.  PaaS leverages modern cloud computing tooling and continuous integration practices. Through our customer centric approach we aim to reduce the cognitive load for Xero Product teams.  

The PaaS Eventing team is building and supporting an Apache Kafka based platform to transport a high volume of events all around Xero. The team works with tools such as: AWS, Kubernetes, TeamCity, GitHub, Terraform, Artifactory, and languages such as: C#, Python and Golang. Having experience in some of these technologies would be an advantage, however, there will be many opportunities to learn. 

As an Engineer in PaaS, you will get to deep dive into many different technologies to get a better understanding of how the Xero product is built, deployed and operated at Xero. You should be able to write code, have a growth mindset and contribute to a highly collaborative team environment.

What you'll bring with you:

  • Great communication skills - Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose, talkative or relying on jargon.
  • Growth mindset - Understands that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work. Demonstrates a love of learning and resilience to adversity that is essential for great accomplishment.
  • High EQ - Is self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic with great interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to work with others and navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.
  • Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in delivering code in a production environment.
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices.
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and experience with CI/CD systems.
  • Understanding of containerisation technologies.
  • Familiarity with Apache Kafka, including data integration techniques.

  • 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.  Xero will work with anyone who is not vaccinated, or prefers not to disclose their vaccination status, to determine what reasonable accommodations can be provided to ensure their role can be performed safely.