Head of Engineering (Platform)

Last updated 3 minutes 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 have two fantastic opportunities for experienced Heads of Engineering to lead either our Bank Feeds or Platform Engineering teams, part of the wider Technology group that working closely with our Platform teams.

What are the roles?

These are senior leadership positions that sit within our Technology Platform group. The Platform group builds and maintains many of the core services and offerings that are critical to powering Xero applications and accelerating other product teams to deliver their unique value. Platform is a key part of enabling Xero to scale, and presents ample opportunity to truly make an impact at an enterprise level.

Who are the teams?

Bank Feeds:
As part of the Bank Feeds team, you’ll be joining one of the cornerstones of what makes Xero incredible. Without us, Xero wouldn’t be where it is today. We work directly with the banks to implement and improve integrations, creating the links that make so many of Xero’s awesome product features possible.

Platform Engineering:
Xero’s Platform Engineering group is responsible for building and maintaining critical applications and services consumed throughout Xero globally. We write and maintain services central to keeping Xero online and scaling to millions of customers. We pride ourselves on our emphasis on software performance and scalability, our desire to innovate and improve the way we work, and our commitment to writing quality software.

As a Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for...

  • Leading, growing, and managing an engineering leadership team and their teams to deliver high-quality software
  • Continually improving development practices and processes for your engineering teams
  • Leading your team to grow a world-class engineering culture and environment
  • Ensure that the performance of all engineering teams are actively measured and monitored. With impediments should be identified as quickly as possible and actively managed to resolution.
  • Contributing to building a high performing Leadership team that is responsible for a Platform Business unit
  • You'll have experience:

  • Leading teams of people in product or technology companies.
  • Navigating areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.
  • Planning and implementing strategic change, while getting buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Building a culture of Engineering Excellence
  • 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.