Team Lead (Technical Security Consultancy) at Xero

Security, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne full-time
Posted a month 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 on the lookout for a Team Lead (Technical Security Consultancy) to join the Security group, part of the wider Technology portfolio, based in either Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne.

The Team Lead - Technical Security Consultants will provide leadership and direction over Technical Security Consultancy and champion the adoption of security practices and the building of secure environments within Xero.

You’ll be part of a team of motivated Team Leads collaborating on initiatives to continually improve people processes for recruitment, growth, training and other areas. You’ll also work with peers in product and engineering as a cross-functional leadership team to ensure your pods have what they need to be successful.

What you'll do:

  • Work alongside the Security Leadership team (Compliance and Risk, Education and Awareness, Engineering, Identity and Access Management and Security Operations) to provide leadership within Xero in regards to security and champion the adoption of security practices and the building of secure environments
  • Build and maintain a strong relationship with the Lead Portfolio Architect - Security Portfolio and the Security Architects ensuring the Technical Security Consultants team compliments Xeros architectural design
  • Motivate, lead and develop a team of  high performing Security Technical Consultants.
  • Coach and mentor each of your direct reports to help them become the best versions of themselves they can be, using a variety of techniques which may include performance feedback and career development 
  • Work with the wider Xero Security Team to ensure that good security practice exists and is promoted within the organisation through the consideration of risk, compliance and operational requirements
  • Communicate technical security solutions across Product, Platform and internal systems that improve Xero’s security posture and meets Xero’s business needs 
  • Continuously improve existing security
  • Lead knowledge sharing and collaboration of technical security consultancy across Xero
  • Represent Xero to external-facing forums, blogs and events. Maintain strong relationships with key security vendors 
  • Maintain a high level of clear and consistent communication across all teams at Xero
  • Provide strong leadership through people-focused tasks including recruitment, leave management, performance reviews, training and development.
  • What you'll bring:

  • High E.Q. Self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills and a growth mind-set.
  • Experience in building trust and credibility with stakeholders and working relationships across all levels of the business.
  • Proven ability to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the business.
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining a highly motivated team of individuals
  • Experience of leading within a product delivery environment using Lean-Agile techniques
  • Proven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.
  • Extensive IT security experience (Firewall, IPS/IDS, Configuration Management, Vulnerability Assessment, SIEM etc)
  • Hands-on experience with IT security (threat modeling, penetration testing, incident response, network security, physical security, etc.) 
  • Software development skills (Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.) 
  • AWS Experience, e.g. certification to the level of AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 
  • Understanding of web services, distributed systems, and web application development
  • 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.