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.
We are on the lookout for a Team Lead (Security Educations & Awareness) to join the Security group, part of the wider Technology portfolio, based in either Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne.
The Team Lead will provide leadership and direction over Cybersecurity Education Analysts and champion the adoption of security practices and the building of secure environments within Xero.
You’ll be part of a team of motivated Team Leads collaborating on initiatives to continually improve people processes for recruitment, growth, training and other areas. You’ll also work with peers in product and engineering as a cross-functional leadership team to ensure your pods have what they need to be successful.
What you'll do:
Implement a security awareness programme to increase organisational understanding of Xero’s security policies and standardsProvide material to product teams on security best practices to enable product teams to take responsibility for the security of their productsEngage with Xero security teams to gather content and understand Xero’s security requirementsCreate training material to share content and requirements created by our specialist security teamsStructure and maintain this programme to help affect a sustained organisation wide security culture changeCreate a framework of quantitative metrics that demonstrate the effectiveness of the education programmes you createFoster a culture of security across Xero with particular emphasis on the technical teamsLead knowledge sharing and collaboration of security education and awareness across XeroRepresent Xero to external-facing forums, blogs and events. Maintain strong relationships with key security vendors Maintain a high level of clear and consistent communication across all teams at XeroProvide strong leadership through people-focused tasks including recruitment, leave management, performance reviews, training and development.
What you'll bring:
High E.Q. Self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills and a growth mind-set.Experience in building trust and credibility with stakeholders and working relationships across all levels of the business.Proven ability to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the business.Proven experience in developing and maintaining a highly motivated team of individualsProven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.Information security certifications, such as CISSP, CCSP, CISMFamiliarity and knowledge of security frameworks (NIST, CIS, ISO)Working knowledge of web applications, common web application vulnerabilities and web application penetration testingWorking knowledge of secure development processes in an Agile/DevOps environmentGood grasp of modern software development practices and lifecycleExperience creating and delivering training and educational material
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.