Architect - Identity and Authorisation at Xero

Architecture & Integration, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne full-time
Posted 11 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.

About the Team
Xero’s ‘Catalyst Engineering’ portfolio is our platform engineering and enablement function, responsible for powering Xero’s engineers and our Partner Ecosystem with the platforms and toolchains to rapidly build innovative, robust and secure products that meet the needs of Xero’s customers.  The team are at the forefront of technology adoption for Xero and include some of the best and brightest technology talent in the locations where we operate.   

About the Role
As Architect for Identity and Authorisation, you will work closely with Product and Engineering leaders to define strategic roadmaps for the technical capabilities of our identity, authentication and authorisation platforms, ensuring that they are fit for purpose for the rapidly changing needs of the products that they support.   You will work with product architects and engineers to drive the adoption of new and evolving platform capabilities and best practices within their products.    Internal to the team you will bring the leadership, customer obsession and technical depth required to build collaborative relationships with your product and engineering counterparts.

We’re looking for people who have many of the below skills in their toolbox.  If you don’t tick every box right now but believe you can grow into the role, we’d love to speak to you.

What you’ll bring with you

  • You’ve worked as a Solution Architect in an organisation that delivers complex digital products through multi-disciplinary teams.
  • You’re familiar with Customer Identity & Access Management domain, either building or consuming the capabilities to manage user identity, authentication and authorisation for digital products that serve millions of users 
  • You’re effective at translating between high-level business strategy to an actionable roadmap for your area 
  • You’re familiar with common identity and access patterns including identity federation and fine-grained authorisation
  • You’re familiar with API security in a cloud-native environment
  • You’re familiar with cloud providers and have worked with AWS, GCP or Azure
  • You’re willing to dive into technical detail when it matters, and might have a software engineering background
  • You’re familiar with domain-driven design and its application in synchronous and asynchronous integration of complex data driven, customer-facing systems.
  • You’ve worked in fast-moving agile environments You understand the information security, risk management, data privacy and compliance considerations in the software development lifecycle
  • You have great listening, problem-solving, communication and coaching skills
  • Most importantly, you have a desire to learn and grow yourself and others around you.

    Why Xero? 
    Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, health insurance, life insurance, and income protection, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

    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. Our goal is to make sure you feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. 

    At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.