Senior DevOps Engineer - PaaS

Last updated one month ago
Location:Wellington
Job Type:Full Time

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.

Based in Wellington, you will be part of the Platform-as-a-Service team, a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. As well as maintaining the standard for engineering excellence at Xero and supporting your team members in building products together, you’ll contribute to our environment by working towards the same objectives, using modern principles and practices.

You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale. You will have a growth mindset where you are seeking to learn new and emerging technologies. You will work with a fantastic, collaborative and supportive team, in a fast-paced environment where we go from commit to production in minutes, and own a full stack from front-end to infrastructure.

What you'll do

  • Be customer-focused and directly engage with our PaaS customers; identify customer pain points and solve real customer problems based on observing their struggles and analysing customer data.
  • Provide feedback and technical mentorship to the team, encouraging best practices; share knowledge within the team and wider teams; role model technical and value-driven behaviours.
  • Develop continuous delivery pipelines and software tools to automate cloud-based solutions.
  • Create and maintain rich developer experiences encompassing APIs and website frontends.
  • Automate and support infrastructure in AWS with infrastructure-as-code solutions.
  • Continuously improve processes and solutions to reduce toil.
  • Implement observability and monitoring to give greater operational insight.
  • Work with internal customers including product team developers, architects, product owners, and site reliability engineers to understand their platform needs and build software tools to enable developer productivity.
  • Master several technical areas while maintaining a broad understanding of the current industry landscape. Ensure technical decisions are made with the team in alignment with Xero’s engineering practice.
  • Work proactively with your manager on personal and career development, highlighting any training/development needs and following through with actions agreed.
  • What you'll bring with you

  • Collaborative and adaptive leadership style. Proactively improve leadership skills and adapt approaches to suit different personalities. Understand that leadership is a set of behaviours.
  • Growth mind-set to understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work.
  • Have coaching/ mentoring experience to provide feedback and technical mentorship to the team, encourage best practices; share knowledge within the team and wider teams; role model technical and value-driven behaviours.
  • Hands-on experience automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably AWS
  • Practical experience with infrastructure-as-code (e.g. Terraform, Cloudformation, etc.)
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical abilities
  • Experience with a programming language (e.g. Golang, Python, Javascript, etc.)
  • Experience administering Windows/Linux application workloads
  • An understanding of REST APIs
  • Familiarity with agile software development methodology and tooling, including continuous integration and delivery
  • A solid understanding of building and maintaining a Kubernetes cluster
  • A strong desire to automate processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions in a DevOps environment
  • Why you should join

    If you’re looking to work with an amazing company right here in Wellington, then this is the opportunity you’re looking for. We have a huge global presence and have a strategy in place for continued success. At Xero, we have a great environment to develop in and we have a culture that we’re proud of. We're a big part of the development community and have many social groups too.

    As part of our awesome package, you’ll get Xero shares and other cool perks to make your time here more enjoyable than elsewhere so get in touch.

    Sound like you? Please apply online today!

    Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.