Senior Engineering Manager

  • Company:
    Xero
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    20 hours ago
  • Category:
    Engineering

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. About the Role As Engineering Manager, you’ll build great software development teams by attracting, recruiting and retaining capable individuals, building on and complementing the diversity of our teams. You will champion and drive processes and practices that makes it possible for engineers to get great work done, while promoting a safe environment for people to experiment and learn. While being a manager of managers, role-modelling exemplary leadership, supporting and growing the next generation of engineering leaders at Xero. You will be working with on a program of work which touches on every area of the business. Working in close collaboration with the Product Manager, Architect and Principal Engineer to realise the product and architectural vision. You will be accountable for ensuring that your teams are able to meet the delivery deadlines they have committed to.

What you’ll do

  • Day one, you will begin work on building out your teams. Owning the hiring process for engineers within your product group, and make improvements that ensure we attract and hire great technical talent into Xero.
  • Utilizing your leadership experience to grow high performing and engaged teams, while also promoting a safe environment for people to experiment, learn and grow during this exciting time.
  • Ensuring there is a clear shared vision for engineering within the team, and a roadmap on how to get there. This aligns with Xero’s global engineering vision and engineers believe in this vision and know how they contribute to reaching this goal.
  • Leveraging off your engineering experience to mentor teams to build quality software
  • Working closely with other leaders in the teams to deliver quality software and services that support the product vision and technical roadmap across the wider business.
  • Championing and driving processes and practices that makes it possible for engineers to get great work done.
  • Role-modelling exemplary leadership, supporting and growing the next generation of engineering leaders at Xero.
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • Experience leading engaged and high performing software development teams while working on software delivery projects at scale.
  • Utilizing your passion for modern software development practices and keenness to use Agile methodologies to ensure your teams are operating in the most effective and efficient way through the utilization of resource, information and communication.
  • Balancing, communicating and prioritization the needs of individuals, your teams and the business as a whole.
  • Coaching and Mentoring varied cross functional teams with the focus of learning and ownership within your team while being able to offer the right knowledge, at the right time, in the right way.
  • Demonstrating leadership through the provision of objectives and goals with loose guidelines and directions through clear communication of expectations. And having an open mind regarding flexibility and new ideas.
  • Keeping your team’s vision and values at the forefront of decision making and actions. While making this a priority to the wider team and their day-to-day behaviors and activities.
  • 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.