Engineer (Lead and Senior) - Productivity Engineering at Xero

Engineering, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne engineering product full-time
Posted 16 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
Productivity Engineering is an internal tooling team, focusing on decreasing the cognitive load of our engineers to allow faster delivery of value to our small business and accounting customers.

About The Role
We have multiple roles open in Productivity Engineering, ranging from our Engineering Insights product, providing actionable data to engineering teams and systems to align them to world class, or our information management systems, including a software catalogue, engineering hub and product portfolio to name a few.

We plan to make world class engineering at Xero easy and fun, reducing cognitive load, automating repeatable tasks and allowing our DevOps transformation to push forward through productivity.

What you'll do:

  • Work in a product delivery team to deliver value to our customers
  • Guide and mentor junior engineers within your team
  • Help define architecture and technical decisions to create technical solutions that scale
  • Understand the engineering customers and what they need, contributing to the product direction
  • Participate in communities of practice to help progress Xero’s sustainably excellent engineering vision.
  • We would love to talk to you if:

  • You prefer to work collaboratively, from coding with your peers  to wider team support such as product owners, people leads, design, etc.  
  • You need to work with a team to build software and also have fun together.
  • You are passionate about producing high quality software using best practices and appropriate design patterns.
  • You take ownership and use metrics and feedback to guide technical priorities and improvements.
  • You contribute to the creation of team goals and work with a focus on helping your team succeed.
  • You have a passion to learn, grow and give back to your team by coaching and mentoring through your experiences.
  • You love to experiment, try out new ideas or concepts, take the journey with the team to try out new ways of working.
  • What you'll bring:

  • Any mixture of front end, back end and/or full stack experience.
  • An understanding of how Agile, Lean and DevOps principles enable software teams to deliver value to users more effectively.
  • A growth mindset and excitement about tackling the next challenge with your team.
  • A collaborative approach to delivery where you work closely with other Developers, Product Owners, and Designers.
  • Experience in delivering code in a production environment
  • Ability to work with others and navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices
  • High EQ - you are self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic with great interpersonal skills.
  • 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.