GM - Heritage Systems at Xero

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.

We are looking for a GM (Heritage Systems) to lead our teams responsible for making sustainably excellent engineering easier for Xero’s technical heritage! You'll provide support and guidance for teams as we move towards reducing the complexity in our heritage codebases as we evolve towards an API first approach at Xero.

As the GM of Heritage Systems, you’ll provide strategic, commercial, and technical oversight across the  teams to ensure alignment with overall Xero strategy and product team requirements. You’ll drive the execution of key projects, owning the communication with stakeholders around the globe, and building empathy for and understanding of your users, customers, and markets. You’ll be responsible for teams of Xeros that enable us to improve the productivity of our product teams and will provide oversight across your portfolio, ensuring the right things are delivered at the right time. 

Based in either Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne you’ll report to the Executive GM of Engineering and will partner with Product Management and Engineering teams to bridge technology and business needs, providing technical oversight to ensure we build the right things at the right time!

What you'll do:

  • Develop a strategy, and roadmap in collaboration with EGM Engineering, GM of Engineering Practice, Product Managers and internal stakeholders to meet Xero’s strategic objectives. Contribute to Technologies vision of Sustainably Excellent Engineering at Xero.
  • Regularly review this strategy, updating it to reflect changes in company strategy, market changes, and lessons learned from customers and initiatives
  • In collaboration with product and engineering, transform ideas into well defined problems, while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications and the overall objectives of the business.
  • Assist your product leaders with defining, owning and communicating the product roadmap and prioritisation
  • Ensure the roadmaps produced by Product Managers are data-informed, based on research, have clear objectives and KPIs, balance functional and nonfunctional work and are realistic.
  • Build and lead effective teams of product managers, product owners, engineering managers, engineers and analysts that continually improve and deliver value to our customers
  • Contribute to the improvement of Xero’s Engineering leadership capability 
  • Work closely with your peers to  deliver quality software that solves real product team problems
  • Manage the day-to-day execution of all activities for the purpose of meeting the platform and Xero’s goals
  • Apply and share your knowledge of Lean and Agile delivery practices to facilitate adoption of these practices across your domain
  • Cultivate a fun, rewarding, innovative and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero.

  • 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.