Engineer (Security)

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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.

The mission of Security Engineering is to minimise the attack surface of Xero. We’re a collective of engineers from varying backgrounds that focus our efforts on making our platform and applications secure and easy to use for our developers and engineers. We build guard rails rather than roadblocks, and strive to make it easy for our customers to ship secure products with as little friction as possible. We’re looking for a curious cloud engineer to join our team and help us continue to keep Xero secure.

What you'll do:

As a Security Engineer, you’ll be hands-on solving problems at scale in a massive AWS environment. You’ll become deeply familiar with the capabilities of our vendors to build and support modern and adaptable security services that will delight our customers. We run mission-critical infrastructure, and you’ll build resilient and scalable systems with quantifiable performance and reliability indicators to suit. Automated operations will be a de-facto standard for you, and you’ll be seeking new and interesting ways to reduce our operational overheads as much as possible. Most importantly, you’ll be a team player and get to work with an awesome group of engineers in an amazing and unique working environment.

In short, you will:

  • Research, develop, deploy, and support security systems and infrastructure.
  • Work with our vendors and customers to find the right solutions for security problems.
  • Keep up to date with the evolving threat landscape.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement in the team.
  • Work with other teams to ensure that good security practice exists and is promoted within the organisation

  • Security Engineers are expected to provide 24x7 on-call support as part of our on-call roster.

    What you’ll bring with you:

  • Relevant engineering experience building and deploying solutions in a production environment on a public cloud (e.g AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Ability to write code in Python, or transferable skills from a different language
  • Understanding of DevOps and Agile practices
  • A solid grasp on networking and system administration fundamentals.
  • A good understanding of network security principles
  • An understanding of web services, distributed systems, and web application development.
  • Ability to independently take ownership of problems and solve them.
  • A strong drive to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • A passion for delivering high quality products to your customers.
  • Why you should become a Xero

    It’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.

    We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary. We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.

    If this sounds like a team and company you’d like to be a part of, apply 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.