Solutions Architect (Ecosystem)

Last updated 35 minutes ago
Location:Auckland
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 Ecosystem team’s mission is to build a network of innovation for small business on Xero. We're creating the next generation of Xero's App Marketplace, connecting small businesses and advisors with over 900 apps. You'll work with our Partner Experience and Customer Experience teams to help bring the marketplace to life.

As the Solution Architect in Ecosystem, you’ll contribute to the long term technical vision of Xero and assist our teams to bring that vision to life. Your guidance will give teams clarity of direction, and confidence to deliver high-quality products. You’ll bridge between worlds - building and maintaining relationships with product stakeholders, engineering teams, operations and leadership, enabling the business to optimise for global scale.
You'll improve the cohesion of Xero’s systems – people, technologies and processes. Through sound architecture practices, you’ll balance long-term evolvability and scalability with current needs. You’ll help to integrate the pieces into a #beautiful whole, orchestrating our internal systems and third party software solutions to deliver great customer outcomes.

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Demonstrated experience conceptualising and implement large-scale web-based services
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to simplify and articulate highly technical concepts for non-technical stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of distributed systems and enterprise integration patterns
  • Working knowledge of AWS services, including ECS, SQS, Kinesis, and Lambda
  • Experience building and evolving REST APIs
  • Experience with SaaS payment, billing and revenue reporting systems
  • Good stakeholder management and relationship building skills.
  • Leadership ability to create, articulate, mentor and advocate the vision and technical and semantic direction for a product and systems architecture.
  • Familiar with agile software development methodologies
  • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management
  • Business Analysis skills and associated problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • An innovative and positive team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements (e.g GDPR and PCI)
  • We’re looking for innovative leaders who love to collaborate and work with teams to deliver solutions to tens of thousands of users globally with each release, who have the tenacity to take on the relentless pace of FinTech disruption within a supportive, outcome-oriented product culture!


    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.


    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.