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 a Development Manager, you will be responsible for the product development teams working on Xero’s Products and their technical practices and standards.
Your job, along with your development manager peers, is to build a cohesive thought leading engineering community which rapidly delivers value to our customers and continually improves. By doing so you’ll contribute to Xero achieving its goals.
What you'll do
Build an effective team of developer and QA experts that continually improve and deliver value to our customersEnsure we attract and retain top talent, and improve and develop the talent already in the teamEnsure that test strategies and approaches employed by the teams are the most effective and efficient ones possible given the current state of the art and the nature of our codebaseEnsure that standards like the definition of ready, definition of done, and any coding standards / approaches are effective and making the development teams efficientCultivate a fun, rewarding, innovative and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero valuesEstablish a structure of management, and peer feedback mechanisms for your team that supports high performance and personal and professional development in a way which is consistent with product team cultureLead the salary review process and work with Partner BU leadership and PX to identify creative ways to motivate, acknowledge, reward and retain top talentWork closely with the leaders within the team eg people leaders, product managers, and product architects, to form an effective team who jointly are accountable for the delivery and support of the ProductsCollaborate and advocate to ensure there is appropriate levels of investment in technical process improvement, tooling, technical re-invention and non-functional requirements to achieve short and long term value for our customers and XeroEnsure that our change management, release management and incident management processes are best practice within the software industryTake deliberate and calculated risks and experiment with our product development process to find ways to accelerate the creation of value for our customers and Xero. This includes considering partnerships and acquisitionsWork closely with colleagues from other disciplines including directors, product owners, designers, and agile coaches to continually deliver quality software that solves real customer problems
What you'll bring with you
A mastery of agile and modern software development practices and the tools that support them (e.g. continuous delivery, testing in production, trunk based development, specification by example)Strong analytical, evaluative and problem solving capabilitiesPassion for helping people fulfill their potential. The ability to motivate others and an open and effective communication styleAbility to break down complex problems, and manage priorities judiciously to deliver real-world business outcomesAbility to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences and a willingness to share the work we do in the public domainAuthentic leadership, an ability to improve oneself, and a humbleness necessary to foster a continuous improvement cultureAbility to build effective relationships across all levels of the businessExperience as a development manager, people manager, technical lead, and/or team leadLeadership within engineering teams and a proven track record of building high performing teamsA solid track record of addressing customer needs through innovative use of technologyProven ability to influence outcomes at all levels in a variety of contextsExtensive experience working with software development projects at scaleDemonstrated experience in defining software development best practice through experimentation and observation of successes
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.