Engineer / Senior Engineers - Security Engineering at Xero

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 28 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're looking for curious Engineers and Senior Engineers to join our Asset, Defence & Identity teams within Security Engineering based in Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne!
As a member of the Security Engineering team, you’ll ensure our platform security systems are deployed, maintained and innovated to best support the requirements of the Xero environment.
Keep reading, if you’re looking for your next role in Security. While it may appear that we’re asking for a wide skill set, we’d love the opportunity to talk to you about your technical skills and how they could apply to Security Engineering. We provide on the job learning and development, and we’re happy to consider the right person, with a great attitude and the ability to learn and be passionate about Security Engineering.

About the team 

The Security Engineering team strives to make it easy for our customers to ship secure products with as little friction as possible.

For example, the team:

  • protects our external-facing assets
  • runs vulnerability management programs
  • leads security incidents
  • maintains access to our infrastructure and provides guidance & assistance to our internal customers
  • What you could be doing:

  • Manage software that solves Security Engineering problems at scale
  • Collaborate with the team to help create and deliver beautiful software to our customers
  • Contribute to Xero's engineering standards and frameworks
  • Learn the business context, and make high impact decisions
  • Contribute to discussions around technical, architectural and process improvements. 
  • Advocate for continuous improvement of systems and processes within the team, and across the organisation
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships both within the development team and the wider organisation
  • Work with technologies such as: AWS, Azure, Active Directory, GCP, Terraform, Crowdstrike, Tenable, Akamai, Python, Nginx, Git, & React 
  • What you might bring with you:

  • Proficient use of one or more of the above technologies and tools 
  • Develop, manage and support infrastructure and capabilities used by the Security Engineering teams
  • Capable of working with other business units across Xero to identify event sources and detection capabilities needed to protect Xero in an ever changing threat landscape
  • For more experienced Engineers, provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to members of the Security Engineering team
  • Assist with Incident Response activities, using your knowledge to support the team
  • Be a team player with the ability to engage and contribute towards a high performing team
  • Bring a positive, growth mindset
  • 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.