Development Manager - Xero Product

Last updated 29 days 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.

Our product teams are growing!! As a result we have a brand new Dev Manager role available in our product teams in Wellington.


What is a Dev Manager at Xero?
As a Development Manager, you will be responsible for the product development teams working on Xero’s Products and their technical practices and standards. Your job, along with your development manager peers, is to build a cohesive thought leading engineering community which rapidly delivers value to our customers and continually improves. By doing so you’ll contribute to Xero achieving its goals.


What team?
You’ll be one of two Development Managers looking after our Reporting and Insights product delivery teams. Our products allow customers to produce reports about their business as well as get deeper insights into how their businesses are running. Our reporting teams provide a platform for many other Xero teams to produce reports for their customer needs as well as owning the core compliance reports that small businesses require. Our Insight teams work closely with our data scientists using machine learning to provide the most valuable insights to help our customer’s businesses be successful.


What does that mean day to day?
Our people are super important to us and you will play a huge role in creating a culture for your teams that is fun, rewarding, innovative and results-driven. Part of this will be establishing management, and peer feedback mechanisms for your team, that supports high performance and personal and professional development. You won’t do it alone! You’ll collaborate with your team leads and our PX (HR) partners to find creative ways to motivate, acknowledge, reward and retain top talent.

You will stay connected with People Leaders, Technical Leaders, Product Managers, Design Directors and Product Architects, to form an effective team who jointly are accountable for the delivery and support of the Products Xero have to offer. As a Dev manager you’ll advocate for the right kind of investment in engineering process improvement, tooling, technical re-invention and non-functional requirements.


What we need from you
- You have a strong leadership background, leading and building engineering teams
- You may currently be a development manager or perhaps you are a Technical lead or Developer Team Lead.
- You will have heaps of experience working with software development projects at scale
- You have demonstrated experience in defining software development best practice through experimentation and observation of successes.


Why work at Xero?
Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you.

Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life? We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.

We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!



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.