Lead Engineer - Billing

Last updated an hour ago
Location:Melbourne
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.


Who’s the team?

The Subscription & Billing domain is made up of three pillars -- Revenue for invoicing and payments, Experience for subscription management tailored to external subscribers and internal customer support team, and Growth for entering new markets with localised experiences and expanding existing markets with diversified products.

Our three pillars deliver business outcomes via strong customer relationships. In parallel the Subscription & Billing domain is working on a multi-year programme to replace the current billing system with a more modern and scalable solution to better serve our expanding customer base and allow for more flexible and sophisticated billing scenarios. The team uses the latest stack (.NET Core, Microservices, Containers, AWS).


What’s the role?

As a Lead Engineer, you will align to one of the pillars of the Subscription & Billing domain and work in a leadership triad alongside the Product Owner and People Lead. You’ll set the standard for engineering excellence by supporting one or two pods to their technical capability and improving development practices to create and deliver beautiful software to our customers, faster.

You’ll work with the engineers in your pillar to champion inner-sourcing and coordinate engineering change across pods and between pillars, guide technical design, apply Xero Engineering Standards, influence prioritisation and planning of product backlogs and technical initiatives, and support continuous improvement in engineering practices. You’ll retain some hands-on experience in development and testing, and participate in code reviews where expert opinion or cross-pod coordination is required.

You’ll work closely with the People Lead to promote personal growth, and demonstrate your own growth mindset to upskill and lead the engineering community. You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale.

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring engineers across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong collaborative leadership style to facilitate engineering change across pods.
  • Ability to lead or facilitate discussions on application design.
  • Ability to contribute to discussions around new standards and revisions to existing ones.
  • Ability to act as an incident commander in production incidents.
  • Expertise in tracking engineering performance and operational health metrics.
  • Expertise in a microservices or distributed systems architecture.
  • Experience in reviewing teams codebases, aiming to maintain high standards for security, testability, and ability to make changes easily.
  • Experience in leading discussions and implementation for scaling products.
  • Ability to collaborate with product and architecture to influence prioritisation and planning.
  • 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.

    Why Xero?

    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.