Head of Engineering - Mobile at Xero

Development, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering 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.

Global Services & User Platforms strives to make it easy for small businesses to purchase, set up, discover and leverage the full value of Xero on desktop and mobile.
This role will focus on the engineering teams that build and maintain the Xero for Accounting application suite.

As Head of Engineering you will lead, grow, and manage a portfolio across multiple product teams to deliver high-quality software which improves the working lives of hundreds of thousands of small business customers and their employees. You and your team will hone development practices and improve engineering culture to create a world-class software engineering environment at Xero. You will work closely with Product Management, Delivery Coaches, Architecture and other Engineering Managers to continuously improve Xero’s technology platform so that it meets customer needs, is secure, performant and highly available.

What You'll Do

  • Build and maintain an engineering strategy that augments product strategy, and furthers the Xero technology strategy
  • Create an inspiring work environment and drive for engineering excellence using both known ways of working and experiments to learn new ways of working
  • Participate in our product, design  and engineering leadership team to ensure engineering initiatives are appropriately represented in planning and in product roadmaps
  • Ensure that the performance of all engineering teams is actively measured and monitored. Identify and resolve impediments as quickly as possible
  • Grow your teams by ensuring the right training and tooling is available to teams to balance working styles, experience, capability and career aspirations
  • Lead your direct reports and enable them to thrive in the organization, support them in their career development and goals
  • Collaborate with your peers in other areas to share knowledge and work on common initiatives
  • What You'll Bring With You

  • A deep understanding of product delivery
  • Passion for software engineering excellence and enabling teams to succeed in their endeavours
  • Experience with  managing teams of people in product or technology companies 
  • Self-awareness and empathy
  • Growth mindset, you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
  • An ability to build trust and credibility with stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and change and an ability to bring clarity for the people you lead
  • We are very aware that very few people will have all the skills and knowledge that we’d love to see, so if the lists above sounds mostly like you today and almost completely like who you’d like to be, we encourage you to apply!

    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.