People Lead (IT Engineering) at Xero

Enterprise Technology & Internal IT, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 21 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.

Who’s the team?

The People Systems team is Xero’s critical people technology solutions. These solutions are Xero’s internal facing systems servicing people, finance, legal, facilities, productivity, collaboration and core IT services, and as such are critical to ensuring our people can work efficiently and effectively. These solutions will enable, drive and report on our internal technology metrics and engagement.

What’s the role?

You will be managing engineers in one (or more) teams, driving a culture of professional development, performance and open communication. You will be responsible for supporting your direct reports in becoming awesome Xeros, empowering them to deliver high-quality solutions, hone their engineering skills, and foster the growth of a world-class engineering culture.
You’ll also work alongside Product Management and fellow People Leads to drive Engineering team initiatives to enable the success of the group as a whole. Your role can be summarised by ‘you do what is needed for your reports to be successful in their pods’.

What you'll do:

  • Engage with People Systems product teams to build close relationships and ways of working together
  • Champion principles and practices that make it possible for engineering teams to get great work done, while promoting a safe environment for people to experiment and learn
  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining capable individuals, building on and complementing the diversity of our team
  • Encourage the professional development across the team
  • Role-modelling exemplary leadership, supporting and growing the next generation of engineering leaders at Xero
  • Act as an escalation point for issues or challenges that the team are facing
  • Assist with implementing and customising engineering practices that are appropriate at Xero
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • Experience of managing software development and/or other teams using Lean-Agile techniques
  • Excellent grasp of modern enterprise technologies
  • Proven ability to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the business.
  • A growth mindset - you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
  • Proven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
  • High EQ - you are self aware, self regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills
  • #ownership and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • 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.

    If this sounds like a team and company you’d like to be a part of, apply today!

    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.