Product Architect (Payroll)

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Location:Canberra
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.

Whats the role?

You’ll contribute to the technical vision of Xero and assist our teams to bring that vision to life in their work, enabling teams to ship high-quality features quickly with confidence and accuracy.

You will help define and communicate a clear technical direction to delivery teams, ensuring they understand and align with our technical goals. You'll guide the implementation of products based on sound engineering practices, balancing long-term direction with current needs.


What you'll do...

  • Communicate current architectural direction to the delivery teams
  • Facilitate sessions to determine technical and architectural direction of the product(s) and systems
  • Work closely with the Technical Group Lead to define and prioritise the technical roadmap
  • Lead systems engineering and introduce architectural patterns and practices into the delivery teams
  • Collaborate with the delivery teams to introduce and champion development patterns and practices
  • Work within the context of a pod to assist in complex development activities
  • Build a relationship with other technical leaders in the business
  • As required, participate in interviews and assess potential technical candidates
  • Proactively bring new ideas into Xero
  • Make complex technical concepts understandable for non-technical stakeholders
  • Assist pods in identifying and exposing technical debt and related issues for prioritisation and resolution
  • Lead discussions to ensure we have the right tools for the job and help identify and propose any we need

  • What you'll bring with you...

  • Good understanding and experience measuring and designing for non-functional requirements, like reliability, availability, security and performance
  • Ability to create, articulate, mentor and advocate the vision and technical and semantic direction for a product's and systems architecture
  • Good stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate business and technical problems to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • System administration experience
  • Good understanding of AWS
  • Demonstrated ability to envision large-scale web-based services that meet consumer customer/stakeholder needs or solve business problems
  • Familiar with multiple software development methodologies and styles
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management
  • Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements

  • 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.