Senior Engineer - Data Reliability at Xero

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 17 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.

About the Team
We are looking to grow the Data Reliability team out of our Canberra office. You will be joining a team of passionate engineers who solve inspiring problems in an ever challenging domain.The team has recently taken ownership of a critical internal service which ensures the stability, and future scalability of the Database that underpins Xero’s core accounting platform.

About the Role
As a Senior Software Engineer in Data Reliability, you will make an impact by effectively collaborating with your peers and applying your engineering skills to understand and drive the development of products  that improve the scalability and performance of Xero as a whole. We work in an agile way and are constantly refining how we can best live those principles to continuously deliver value that delights our customers.

If you enjoy flexibility in the way you work, and diving into difficult engineering problems while having the freedom to solve them creatively, this is the role for you.

What you'll take part in day to day
Data Reliability Engineering is currently on a journey, transitioning from a predominantly manual operations team towards a Platform team model, where the services provided by DRE Teams are supported by internal products. You will work closely with your peers on identifying opportunities to solve problems in a smarter way by introducing new tools, technologies and delivering value by applying sound software engineering principles and practices and a human approach.

You will work on improving the scalability and performance of Xero’s accounting platform databases.

About you

  • Open-minded, can adapt to changes and dynamics in our work environment 
  • Take ownership of improving team practices for collaboration, problem solving and creative thinking to uplift the capabilities of the team. 
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Be comfortable with the unknown, and embrace the challenge that comes with establishing new ways of working
  • Be a self-starter who proactively seeks opportunities to support your stakeholders on their journey from discovery to delivery of customer value
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • 3+ years of software team experience with C# (experience with .NET Core and/or .NET 5.0 preferred) (backend experience)
  • Curious about working in a large scale database environment
  • Self driven, pragmatic, desire to solve hard scalability problems 
  • Technical decision making and taking ownership
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to the pod on a day to day basis (influencing others, bringing people on a journey, self awareness, and consensus building)
  • Can work with stakeholders, understand priorities
  • Experience with mentoring and coaching other engineers
  • Familiarity with Lean, Agile practices
  • 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.