IT Support Team Lead

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Wellington
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 of our Xero whanau, we are looking for an experienced IT Support Team Lead to lead our Internal IT team, based in Wellington.

What’s the role?

You will be leading the Internal IT Support team in your region. You will be responsible for supporting your direct reports in becoming awesome Xeros — empowering them to hone their technical support skills, and contributing to a great culture and environment where our people do their best work.

You will work alongside other Team Leaders and Engineering Leaders to foster the growth of a world-class IT team, and to drive initiatives to enable the success of the group as a whole. Your role can be summarised by ‘you drive and support your reports to be successful in their roles while still getting your hands dirty with support when necessary’.

What you’ll do:

  • Encourage and support the professional development of the team under your care
  • Support the Head of Internal IT in executing and improving cross-cutting talent management initiatives and processes such as recruitment, growth and performance management.
  • Champion principles and practices that make it possible for the IT team to get great work done, while promoting a safe environment for people to experiment and learn
  • Role-model exemplary leadership, support and grow the leadership capability for our Xeros
  • Enable and support the team in delivering the system, process, procedural improvements
  • Act as an escalation point for issues or challenges that the team are facing
  • Overseeing and supporting good incident and problem management practices
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Manage and maintain SLO’s within the IT team
  • Provide Operational Metrics to leadership team
  • Assist the projects team with project handover and project related desktop support tasks
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Thank you for your interest in joining Xero!

    Xero will be closed for our annual end of year shutdown between Friday, 25th of December 2020 - Sunday 17th of January 2021.

    We will follow up on your application as soon as possible upon our return.

    We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and wish you a safe and happy New Year. Take care, The Xero Talent team

    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.