People Lead (PaaS)

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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.

Come and join us at Xero! Due to ongoing growth, we are looking for an experienced People Lead to join our PaaS team, based in Auckland!

Who’s the team?

Based in Auckland, you will be leading one of our Platform-as-a-Service teams, a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. As well as maintaining the standard for engineering excellence at Xero and supporting your team members in building products together, you’ll contribute to our environment by working towards the same objectives, using modern principles and practices.

What’s the role?

You will lead the team that provides 24/7/365 support for Xero’s build and deployment systems to achieve new levels of operational performance. In this role, you will work closely with Xero’s product teams to agreed to shared objectives and create a culture focused on continually improving the operation of Xero’s build and deployment platform and associated applications. You’ll know you’ve made an impact when your team is renowned for being a world-class place for engineers to work.

What you'll do:

  • Encourage and support the professional development of the engineers under your care
  • Engage with the engineers and the processes in the pods you lead to build close relationships and ways of working together.
  • Support the Head of Engineering in executing and improving cross-cutting talent management initiatives and processes such as recruitment, growth and performance management.
  • Role-model exemplary leadership, supporting and growing leadership capability for our Xeros.
  • Champion principles and practices that make it possible for engineers to get great work done, while promoting a safe environment for people to experiment and learn.
  • Assist with the development of a world-class engineering culture where engineers have the skills and autonomy needed to build high-quality products and services.
  • Help to cultivate a fun, appreciative, rewarding, innovative and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero values
  • Attract, recruit and retain high performing individuals
  • Measure the health of your team, ensuring that all members of your team are empowered to raise ideas and concerns, and that everyone contributes to improvements in how the team works together.
  • Run initiatives designed to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the team you manage.
  • What you’ll bring with you:

  • Experience managing teams using modern leadership techniques
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • A growth mindset - you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
  • Experience with Agile processes and techniques, and all aspects of modern software development.
  • Proven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
  • High EQ - you are self aware, self regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills
  • Great facilitation skills. Can lead workshops unaided.
  • You’re ok with uncertainty and change – and bring clarity amongst it.
  • #ownership and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to break down complex problems, deliver pragmatic solutions and be able to manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to live our Xero vision and values, translating them into day-to-day activities and behaviours, with them at the heart of your decision-making.
  • 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.