Solutions Architect at Xero

Architecture & Integration, Permanent Remote, Canberra, AU canberra remote full-time
Posted 22 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.

The Team

From day one, we’ve sung the achievements of accountants and bookkeepers as the heroes of small business. They’re a
key channel and customer for Xero, drive a high proportion of Xero’s revenue growth and advocate on Xero's behalf as the platform of choice for small business. The Practice Portfolio is committed to building software to streamline their work, helping them to save time so that they can focus on helping their clients succeed.

You will work with your multi-functional team to deliver beautiful software that is valuable to our customers. You’ll take ownership for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our technical teams, by defining and effectively communicating a well-thought-out product architecture that provides clear technical direction. Enabling them to remain responsive to our customers.

About You

We are looking for a passionate software architect who not only has the technical experience but just as importantly, the ability to be #human and take ownership of your environment. We are so lucky to have excellent people to work with and offices to work in and we'd love you to be a part of it. As an Architect at Xero you will utilise your leadership ability to create, articulate, and advocate the vision and technical direction of the products architecture. 

As an Architect at Xero you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Work within the Architecture Team to define Xero’s architecture strategy and long term direction.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders such as the Development Manager and Product Manager, to ensure a shared understanding of the business requirements while championing the non functionals, architecture guidelines and strategies.
  • Draw on your own experiences and based on good engineering practices, you’ll influence the development teams to design, build and deliver high quality features quickly, with confidence and accuracy.
  • Work with the development teams to identify technical debt and related issues for prioritisation and resolution. With the Development Manager, you’ll define and prioritise the technical roadmap within the product backlog.
  • Look at improving our development practices and processes, by proactively bringing new ideas into Xero.
  • Use your wealth of experience and knowledge to provide training, coaching and mentoring where needed.
  • To be successful in this role it would be great for you to have some experience with:

  • Designing service oriented architecture solutions
  • Measuring and designing for non-functionals, like reliability, availability, security, maintainability, performance and scalability
  • Being exposed to multiple software development methodologies and styles
  • Understanding of systems design, ideally with SaaS Products
  • Software development ideally C# or other Object Oriented Programming languages
  • Cloud architecture with AWS
  • Relational databases and knowledge of NoSQL databases
  • Applying your data and statistical analysis skills
  • Simplifying and articulating highly technical concepts for non technical stakeholders
  • Business Analysis and associated problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Influencing innovative and positive teams with your positive attitude
  • Managing and prioritising varied tasks
  • Have fun while you do the best work of your life! We’re a place where personal development, 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 a huge part of the development community and you'll find Xeros attending and speaking at conferences and hosting meetups. We're really open in our discussions at Xero, from the latest product management thinking to diversity and inclusion.

    Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!
    You can choose to perform this role:In one of our #beautiful offices Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney
    Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working stylesPermanently Remote

    As a permanent remote worker at Xero we want to ensure you are getting the same #beautiful employee experience as our in-office Xero’s. Permanent remote Xero’s will benefit from a virtual ergonomic work assessment and funding to assist with the improvement of your at home work setup. Xero will also fund up to 4 trips a year to your most relevant region Xero office. You are part of our #team and we want to see you thrive!

    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.