Principal Engineer at Waddle

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 17 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.

As the Principal Engineer, you will help define engineering excellence at Xero and lead initiatives to grow the technical capabilities of engineers and evolve the technical architecture of our software in support of the roadmap.

In addition, you will collaborate with the team to help create and deliver software to our customers, you will help the team build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale.

What you'll do:

  • Technical coaching and mentoring our engineers to reach our full potential
  • Assist the team to contribute to and translate architecture into a technical vision and roadmap across the domain and then assist in implementing that vision over time
  • Collaborate with Architects and various organisational platforms, to deliver on best engineering practices
  • Work with the team to create solutions while meeting requirements and balancing the goals and constraints of current solution design
  • Championing and driving engineering principles and practices including assisting in the implementation of new standards, technologies or methodologies
  • Provide guidance on non-functional design elements in solutions including security, scalability and performance, monitoring and alerting, analytics, documentation and quality
  • Guide and influence technical related decisions across the team
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • Strong understanding of engineering standards and practices
  • Extensive technical leadership experience
  • A passion for coaching and mentoring engineers and the ability to influence and lead engineers to a great outcome
  • Capable of architecting, designing and implementing customer focused software solutions
  • Our Tech Stack:

  • We are tech agnostic when it comes to hiring however on joining the stack you will working in includes:
  • .NET Core
  • React
  • AWS
  • 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.