Senior Security Engineer at Xero

Security, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 20 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 Senior Security Engineer to join our Security Engineering team, based in either Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne!

As the Senior Security Engineer with the Security Engineering team, you’ll ensure platform security systems are deployed, maintained and innovated in line with industry best practice and to best support the requirements of the Xero environment.

What you'll do:

  • Provide excellent first line support to the engineers and developers at Xero. 
  • Work on Service Requests and lead incidents in the Security Engineering team’s Ticketing System.
  • Identify and develop potential processes and tasks for automation.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure that systems security lifecycle is maintained and develop an understanding of vendor roadmaps and release schedules. 
  • Configure and maintain the defensive infrastructure at Xero 
  • Ensure that all assets at Xero are hardened in line with Xero’s Security Policies and standards.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to members of the Security Engineering team.
  • Ensure that Xero’s Platform Security controls are implemented to meet security and availability requirements.
  • Develop and maintain platform security system documentation
  • Ensure Xero’s Platform Security solutions are deployed and managed in a repeatable, reliable manner utilising continuous integration.
  • Be approachable and professional when it comes to communicating within and outside of the team. 
  • Be a technical lead on Security Engineering team projects, designing complex systems, pushing delivery and facilitating agile ceremonies.
  • Proactively engage with other teams within Xero (both platform and product) to understand the business requirements of our stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide 24x7 on-call support as required
  • What you'll bring:

  • Excellent programming language knowledge (at least one of JavaScript, C#, Python, PowerShell)
  • Professional experience with using AWS or other cloud services
  • Professional experience in leading, designing, developing and deploying complex systems
  • Experience in software development and automation
  • Ability to coach and mentor others within the Security domain
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and seek business requirements for projects the team are assigned to
  • Ability to lead and execute projects, including engaging with stakeholders and pushing delivery practices such as Kanban and Scrum 
  • A drive to take ownership of problems and solve them
  • 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.