Be a part of it. Join the #AccelFamily

Senior DevOps Engineer - Platform Elements



Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
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 team:
Platform Elements is a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. The Platform Elements team builds platform products to enable Xero development teams to build and ship software in a fast, reliable and secure manner. PaaS leverages modern cloud computing tooling and continuous integration practices. Through our customer centric approach we aim to reduce the cognitive load for Xero Product teams.
We provide the end-to-end delivery of networking for all teams through automation. We enable this service to be accessed by any Xero team through the use of APIs and ensure a secure, scalable and automated service.
We use AWS as our sole cloud provider, a combination of scripting languages like Powershell and Python for automation, along with CI/CD tools like TeamCity and Octopus Deploy to provision new infrastructure. The team is always evolving and working toward the future so any devops and automation experience can be relevant.

Skills and experience:

  • Hands-on experience implementing solutions in a cloud environment, preferably AWS
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices
  • Experience using Terraform and Kubernetes
  • Understanding of containerization technologies
  • Experience working with others in a collaborative, open and proactive way
  • Experience writing APIs and infrastructure-as-code

What you'll bring with you:

  • Great communication skills - you speak and write clearly and articulately
  • Growth mindset - understands that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work. Demonstrate a love of learning and resilience to adversity that is essential for great accomplishment.
  • High EQ - you are self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic with great interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical abilities
Please note there will be an on-call component to this role with is on a 24/7 weekly rotation
Why Xero
Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, free medical insurance, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.
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. At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.
Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.
Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.