Senior Security Operations Engineer at Xero

Security, 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.

As a Senior Security Operations Engineer with the Security Engineering team, you’ll help build and support the tools used for detection and response at Xero. You’ll create solutions, working with the Security Operations Analysts to automate workflows and devise new detection methods.

What you'll do

  • Develop, manage and support infrastructure and capabilities used by the Security Operations team
  • Work with other teams across Xero to identify event sources and detection capabilities needed to protect Xero in an ever changing threat landscape
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to members of the Security Engineering team
  • Assist with Incident Response activities, using your knowledge to support the analysts
  • What you'll bring

  • Excellent programming language knowledge, preferably with Python
  • Experience supporting Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and Endpoint Detection and Response technologies
  • Knowledge of security trends including attack and defence techniques
  • Understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
  • Experience working in a pod environment
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and seek business requirements for projects the team are assigned to
  • Ability to lead and execute projects, including engaging with stakeholders
  • A drive to take ownership of problems and solve them
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment that is geographically distributed
  • Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in similar role 
  • Professional experience with using AWS or other cloud services
  • Professional experience in software development and automation
  • Professional experience in leading, designing, developing. deploying and managing complex systems
  • Professional experience in mentoring and coaching
  • A demonstrated interest in Security
  • 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.