Software Engineers (C#, AWS) - Platform Engineering

Last updated 17 minutes ago
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.

We have an amazing opportunity for a talented Software Engineer to join our CPS team, part of the wider Platform Engineering group, to help build modern and highly scalable systems for the Xero platform!

About the Critical Platform Systems team:

Part of the wider Platform Engineering group, our Critical Platform Systems (CPS) team are responsible for building modern and highly scalable systems that underpin the core of the Xero platform. Owning services that are consumed both internally and externally, we strive for innovation whilst upholding best practices.

About the Platform Engineering group:

The Platform Engineering group is responsible for many of the critical applications and services used by Xero Product teams to deliver customer value quickly and easily. We’re currently looking for developers with 3-10+ years of commercial experience under their belt.
Our products sit at the heart of the Xero solution. Key areas include authorisation, authentication, the front end design system and the accounting engine. Engineers in the group own their stack; our typical work is a mix of software development, solution design, and infrastructure as code.
We pride ourselves on our efforts to always innovate and improve the way we work. This includes an emphasis on software performance, stability and scalability, as well as making the process of delivering and supporting our code as frictionless as possible.
How you’ll make an impact:

You’ll work collaboratively in a delivery pod alongside other engineers and a Product Owner. Together you’ll solve hard problems in order to deliver quality, sustainable software for other delivery teams, using engineering best practices. Your work will reduce toil, and promote rapid release cycles.

Some of what you'll do in your team:

  • Write beautiful code (solo, pairing or mobbing)
  • Continuously deliver value to our customers
  • Contribute technical solutions and ideas to the team backlog
  • Measure and monitor your products’ performance
  • Use performance data to inform sustainability improvements
  • Identify and promote opportunities to improve practices
  • Always keep learning, and upskilling those around you
  • Back your opinions while considering the opinion of others
  • Give and receive feedback - honestly and kindly
  • Grow your career, supported by coaching from a dedicated People Lead
  • What we're looking for:

  • C# .NET (or other modern full-stack languages and frameworks)
  • AWS (or other cloud infrastructure and service providers)
  • CI/CD (Jenkins, TeamCity, AWS Deploy, etc)
  • SQL Server (or other relational databases)
  • Familiarity with TDD and/or BDD
  • Monitoring tools (New Relic, Sumologic, Datadog, etc)
  • We also have opportunities involving specialising in Golang, Open ID Connect or IdentityServer.

    We’d love to talk to you if you like what you’ve read so far, and have some of the technical skills above. You don’t need to know everything; we’ll teach you the rest.

    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.