GM - Architecture at Xero

Architecture & Integration, Permanent, Sydney, AU sydney 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 have a rare and extremely exciting General Manager - Architecture position, to join the Architecture leadership team across our Product and Technology portfolios.

How you’ll make an impact... 

The GM Architecture provides strategic, commercial, and technical oversight across Xero’s architecture teams to ensure alignment with overall Xero strategy and cross-organisational architectural outcomes, proactively and effectively communicating with stakeholders around the globe, and building empathy for and understanding of our users, customers, and markets.

Reporting to the EGM of Architecture & Integration, you will empower your architecture leaders and their teams to increase the technical efficiency and effectiveness of the product and technology development functions, while retaining Xero’s ability to remain responsive to our customers through short development cycle times and high roadmap throughput.

What you'll do:

  • Lead, develop and manage a team of architecture leaders to collectively deliver on all areas of architectural responsibility
  • Proactively manage financial and other resource allocation and planning, in line with the cycles of the Xero business, integrating into other processes as required
  • Work across the architectural group you are responsible for by ensuring that cross-domain architectural outcomes are actively considered, thereby avoiding siloed thinking 
  • Develop and foster a culture of continuous improvement and excellence in the implementation of architectural best practice, driving the consistent use of agreed standards and methods across the architecture community, leveraging industry knowledge and global best practice
  • Cultivate strong relationships with business stakeholders providing thought leadership and insight into achieving architectural outcomes
  • Support early stage engagement from your team on M&A activities with a view to optimising potential integration with the rest of Xero
  • Collaborate with the Architecture & Integration leadership team to appropriately govern and continually improve our practice, standards, guidelines and policies.
  • 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.