People Lead - Reliability

Last updated an hour 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.

We are looking for an experienced People Lead to join our Data Reliability team, based in Auckland.

What’s the role?

As a People Lead, you will be responsible for supporting engineers and driving a culture of professional development and an evolving cross-functional capability within Reliability. You will be responsible for supporting your direct reports in becoming awesome Xeros, empowering them to deliver high-quality software to customers, hone their engineering skills, and foster the growth of a world-class engineering culture. You’ll also work alongside Product Management and fellow People Leads to drive Engineering team initiatives to enable the success of the group as a whole.

What you'll do:

  • You are the voice and advocate for your people, you will set the tone of the team and have the ability to tell the story of progress.
  • You will take an innate interest in the work that your people are doing to assist in removing blockers and creating buy in with both your team and stakeholders.
  • Champion principles and practices that make it possible for engineers to do great work, 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.
  • You will be focused on creating a collaborative flow of fast feedback within pods while maintaining strong relationship with Product Owners You will develop and support strong individual growth plans for your engineers, focusing on their goals and career plans
  • Manage performance of your people with focus on enablement and improvement. Role-modelling exemplary leadership, supporting and growing the next generation of leaders at Xero.
  • Cultivate a fun, appreciative, rewarding, innovative and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero values
  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining capable individuals, building on and complementing the diversity of our team
  • Support the Head of Engineering in executing and improving cross-cutting talent management initiatives and processes such as recruitment, growth and performance management.
  • What you'll bring:

  • Strong experience and passion for growth and development of people.
  • Experience in software development and an understanding of modern software development practices and lifecycle
  • A drive to learn and grow your own technical skills and understanding of concepts
  • A growth mindset - you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
  • High EQ - you are self aware, self regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to bring clarity in times of uncertainty and change.
  • 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.