Development Team Lead

Last updated 9 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.

You are a leader at the intersection of product and engineering management. You’ll maintain an
environment in which your team can do their best work predictably and sustainably. You’ll make sure
the team has all the information they need and the right feedback loops in place to discover and
deliver valuable, usable, and buildable outcomes. You’ll help your team learn and improve, making
local discoveries global. You’ll look after the health of your team and their products, aiming for

What you'll do...

  • Drive a culture of engagement and improvement, making sure the team understands how they help our customers and our business achieve great outcomes.
  • Talk with all appropriate areas of the organisation to understand the inputs, outputs, and feedback loops in your team’s value stream.
  • Make sure your team understands and adheres to modern engineering practice in line with organisation objectives.
  • Build and maintain a positive and constructive relationship with the product owner to ensure the delivery pipeline is flowing at a predictable and sustainable pace, raising and addressing blockers as appropriate.
  • Ensure the health of all the team’s products is well understood by the team, discoverable by the wider organisation, and able to be addressed should problems occur.
  • Ensure the health of your team is monitored, 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.
  • Ensure that your own stream of work is sustainable, delegating where appropriate, and asking peers and your manager for help.
  • Spend a proportion of your time improving your knowledge and skills in line with goals set with your manager.
  • Meet regularly with your reports, drive each of your people to become the highest performing version of themselves they can be, using a variety of techniques which may include performance feedback, career development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Spend a proportion of your time on people-focused tasks, including recruitment, leave and expense approvals and management.
  • As needed, review and manage performance, remuneration and facilitate any remedial actions.

  • What you'll bring with you...

  • Passion for helping people fulfil their potential
  • Transparent communication style
  • Building effective relationships
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Diplomacy
  • Can self-manage and set priorities
  • Growth mindset
  • Empathy for others
  • Pragmatic decision-making skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Resilience to lean into challenging situations
  • Prior leadership experience preferred
  • Understanding of modern software delivery practices
  • Understanding of modern product delivery practices
  • Experience with agile practices

  • Please note, applications will close 6pm Monday 9th November

    No resume required for this, but we're asking all internal applicants to include a brief cover letter as part of their application. Please use the "What are you looking for in your next role at Xero?" form on the next screen to tell us why you're interested in the position.

    Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.