Product Owner - Security at Waddle

Security, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne product full-time
Posted 2 months 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.

Who’s the team? 

The Security team is critical to ensuring the platform and security systems are deployed, maintained and innovated in line with industry best practice and to best support the requirements of the Xero environment.

What’s the role?

The Security Engineering team is diverse in every sense of the word. Our people and our technologies span the globe, and we are responsible for security detection, prevention, response, and everything in between for the entirety of Xero. There’s a vast array of tools and products to learn and a ton of interesting problems to put your problem-solving skills to the test.

Security at Xero has had a monumental shift over the last few years - the traditional model of security specialists doing all of the enforcement and implementation is out and empowering our developers and engineers to build #beautiful products securely is in. This is not your average Product Owner role - you will be helping define what product led security practice looks like not only for Xero, you’ll be helping define what it could like for the entire security industry. 

What you'll do

  • Work closely with the Product Manager and Stakeholders to provide input into the roadmap and refine the team backlog 
  • Coach and manage delivery teams to facilitate and improve on a reliable delivery cadence.
  • Produce data to demonstrate and track the team’s performance.
  • Proactively identify and facilitate the removal of impediments, protecting the team from disruption and helping them honour commitments.
  • Ensure key collaboration and control ceremonies and processes are followed and carried out in an efficient manner.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager to set expectations for delivery, based on best understanding estimations.
  • Foster a culture of collective ownership and accountability for the work completed within the team.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager to ensure stakeholders are provided with the information they require in a timely manner.
  • Work with Competency Leads and Product Managers to manage resource and capability commitments.
  • Provide input to the wider team for capability performance, growth and learning.
  • Collaborative definition, management and scheduling of work with external teams, to unblock dependencies as required.
  • Assist the Enterprise Technology group to implement and execute effective fit for purpose software development practices.
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • Experience working with senior and executive stakeholders to understand objectives, value and success measures for new features and enhancements
  • Ability to work with Architecture, Analysis and Delivery Teams to refine and manage scope and requirements
  • Ability to comprehend and have an understanding of the wider Teams portfolio of delivery and how you fit into that
  • Proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude, exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced environment and effectively collaborate across international teams
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities with a keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Agile planning, documentation, scheduling techniques and tools
  • Experience with SaaS platforms and solutions
  • Hands-on experience with data manipulation and modelling
  • Experience with management reporting and data-warehousing
  • Good technical understanding of integration/API interfaces, data and architecture concepts

  • 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.