Senior DevOps Engineer at Xero

Reliability, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 16 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.

Our culture & values 

We’d describe our culture as human, friendly, supportive, agile and super collaborative. 

At Xero, our five values underpin everything we do, from the way we work to how we delight and deliver to our customers.

Our values are #Human #Team #Beautiful #Ownership and #Challenge. They create our special culture and the ‘Xero way’ that we want to foster and maintain as we scale and grow at speed. They’re integral to our brand and resonate outside Xero through our ecosystem and ultimately our customers.

How you’ll make an impact as a Senior DevOps Engineer

You will work in a cross-functional product development team that includes Engineers, Designers and Product Managers.  The purpose of your role is to work with these teams to enable and empower them to deliver software to our customers faster and more efficiently.

You’ll ensure infrastructure tooling and automation is an enabler of organisational agility with a strong focus on supporting the development teams through build and deploy excellence. You’ll ensure the products the cross-functional team uses are available, secure, scalable, robust, high performing and cost effective to serve our customers.

What you’ll use

You’ll work across a broad set of technology domains including OS (Windows & Linux), Web servers (expeccially IIS), Containerisation (docker & kubernetes). You will also be across PaaS and IaaS services offered by AWS (such as EC2,, S3, RDS & ECS).

You will be across technologies used throughout the SDLC such as source control systems like Git, build tools such as TeamCity & Jenkins, deployment tools such as AWS CodeDeploy & Octopus Deploy and last but not least, you will be monitoring the impact of your releases using Sumologic, New Relic & CloudWatch 

About you 

You’ll have hands-on experience managing cloud infrastructure (ideally AWS), you’ll be just as passionate as we are about engineering excellence and being better tomorrow than we were today and you'll enjoy working closely with product teams to bring software to our customers as seamlessly as possible.

A snapshot of some of the things you’ll get

  • Top spec HP Z-book or Mac
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Employee Share Plan (own part of Xero)
  • 4 weeks leave, 1 week Xtra leave, 3 days to cover the Xmas week and a lifestyle leave program to purchase extra leave 
  • 2 weeks wellbeing leave
  • A range of well-being initiatives
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave with top-ups to 100% of your salary, available on your first day (for primary carers) and 6 weeks full pay for partners leave
  • Remote & flexible working
  • 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.