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.
- Are you passionate about bringing data ethics to life in a really practical way for a fast- scaling company?
- Can you bring a pragmatic mindset to defining ethical positions, and translating them into - structures that are easy for Xeros to understand, buy into and adhere to in their daily
- Do you love collaborating with Cyber, Privacy, Risk, Commercial and Product teams to drive responsible outcomes for all our customers and partners?
This is not a traditional, compliance-focused data governance role by any stretch!
Xero is embarking on the next phase of growth including a significant new focus on creating value from data through ML-powered products, platform business models and Open Data partnerships. This role will contribute to developing the policies, guardrails, playbooks, implementation frameworks, and education programs to ensure Xero’s use of data remains consistent with our values as we scale.
About the team:
The Data team is responsible for driving the adoption of data driven decision making across Xero - for both our internal users and our global customers of small business owners, bookkeepers and accountants.
We are the centre of expertise for data strategy, data architecture, data modelling, machine learning, ethical data usage and artificial intelligence service design. We lead the effort to raise the data and AI literacy levels across Xero and to embed our commitments to responsible data use into culture and practices across our fast-growing organisation.
Data strategy is an emerging specialist group, building global collaborations to define, communicate and drive a cohesive approach to data usage that combines commercialisation, consent, ethics and sustainability. They work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds to drive robust and mature decision making around using data as a commercial asset, aligned to our belief in the primacy of customer consent.
How you'll make an impact:
You will be an integral part of driving the agenda around customer consent, privacy and control, as well as ethical use of data across analytics and machine learning. You’ll bring a pragmatic mindset to defining Xero’s positions in these complex areas, and translating them into structures that are easy for Xeros to understand, buy into and adhere to in their daily lives. While this role is not hands-on technical, you will need the ability to work with diverse engineering, architecture, applied science, and analytics teams to help them ensure their data and AI uses are responsible.
This is not a traditional, compliance-focused data governance role by any stretch; the operative word in the job title is Data Use. To this end the team partners with all areas of the business to drive new and creative uses of data, from building artificial intelligence features and APIs through to delivering better insights and beautiful experiences for our customers. All the while the team is developing the policies, guardrails, playbooks, implementation frameworks, and education programs to ensure Xero’s use of data remains consistent with our values.
What you'll bring with you:
By joining Xero you’ll be helping us to make our vision of becoming the most insightful and trusted small business platform a reality - and in the process, we’ll make life better for people in small business, their advisors and communities around the world.
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.
Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.