Engineer - DevOps (PaaS)

Last updated 7 days 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.

Based in Wellington, you will be part of the wider Platform-as-a-Service group, which is a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. Our goal is to provide platform solutions leveraging AWS to Xero product development teams to enable them to deliver products quickly and easily. You will write API-first software to deploy, monitor, and maintain Xero’s core platform.

Build & Deploy - What we do:

The B&D team works on improving and managing Xeros software delivery life cycle using continuous integration and deployment tools. We’re building a service offering to ensure our development teams can deploy software quickly, and without hassle!

The team’s work involves coding, infrastructure, cloud and much more, using tools such as: Spinnaker, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, GitHub, Artifactory, AWS, and languages like Terraform, Kotlin, Golang & more.

As an Engineer in Build & Deploy, you will get to deep dive into many different technologies to get a better understanding of how code is built and deployed at Xero. You should be able to write code, be keen to learn and dive deep into any of the topics mentioned!

Skills and experience:

  • Experience in delivering code to production in a commercial environment.
  • Ability to work with others and navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices.
  • Experience with cloud technologies and CI/CD systems.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Python, Golang, Terraform, Java/Kotlin, Spinnaker and containerisation technologies or similar would be an advantage.
  • Ideally, proven experience working with innovative software development projects at scale.
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • Great communication skills. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative, and relying on jargon.
  • Growth mindset. Understands that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work. Demonstrates a love of learning and resilience to adversity that is essential for great accomplishment.
  • High EQ. Is self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic with great interpersonal skills.
  • Aside from the typical perks you’d expect from a tech company (games rooms, free soft drinks, barista coffee, fresh fruit, sports teams and amazing offices), one of the best things about Xero is our people. You’ll join an inclusive, diverse product team with talented developers from all over the globe.

    We support many types of flexible working arrangements like condensed and part-time, which allows you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package which includes shares and life insurance in addition to your base salary plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being.

    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.