Lead Portfolio Architect (Ecosystem) at Xero

Architecture & Integration, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne full-time
Description
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.


About the team

Our Architecture & Integration team sits within our Technology area of the business. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we continue to evolve, scale and transform Xero’s architecture to support our customer needs around the globe. This opportunity supports our Ecosystem team whose mission is to build a network of innovation for small business on Xero. We're creating the next generation of Xero's App Marketplace, connecting small businesses and advisors with over 900 apps. 

About the role

The Lead Portfolio Architect is a key contributor to the overall technical direction of our Ecosystem team. You will help define and lead the execution of the technical runway that supports the development and evolution of features, decouples components from the existing codebase, and improves developer productivity, performance, security and data stewardship.

You will work closely with General Managers, Product Managers and Engineering Leads to ensure that technical outcomes are closely aligned to and integrated into their agreed plans. As well as support other technical leaders for each portfolio to create roadmaps that describe the technical direction for each portfolio.

You will build an effective team of architects that continually improves and is respected by the development teams for helping them deliver value to our customers. Provide line management and coaching for architects within the team, including 1:1s, personal development plans and pastoral care. For any work where it is agreed the architecture team leads the execution of that work, you will ensure that the work is effectively managed, delivers a positive return on investment and is seen as successful by stakeholders.

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Extensive experience in designing web-based software applications
  • A demonstrated ability to envision large-scale web-based services that meet consumer customer/stakeholder needs or solve business problems.
  • You will be familiar with multiple software development methodologies and styles
  • Knowledge of internet protocols and RFC standards, database management systems, and revision control systems.
  • You will have the ability to discern business and user requirements and develop technical requirements from them.
  • The ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • The ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • You will bring superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • 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.

    Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!


    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.