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Engineering Team Lead - Engineering X



Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Friday, May 24, 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.
Our Mission is to accelerate product teams by removing friction in their development process so that customer value can be delivered with speed, safety and efficiency
Our Vision is to create golden paths for the greatest engineering challenges at Xero
About the Role
Engineering X is all about improving the inner development loop for all engineers by providing compelling golden paths that simplify the most complex problems at Xero. As a team lead, you will be managing a group of engineers as they build tooling and engage with other teams to deliver on this promise, enabling rapid delivery of high quality software. You will be responsible for supporting your direct reports in becoming awesome Xeros, empowering them to deliver high-quality software to customers and fostering the growth of a world-class engineering culture.

As an Engineering Team Lead, you will:

  • You’ll engage, understand, collaborate, and communicate effectively with peers and teams across Xero to drive continuous improvement towards Xero’s sustainably excellent engineering vision.
  • You’ll help lead your team to successfully identify, scope, manage, and complete work which delivers measurable improvements to production systems in a timely manner.
  • Maintain current knowledge of technologies used in the development of Xero’s software applications.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and build relationships
  • Promote a culture of measurement, data-driven decisions, hypothesis-driven development, and continuous improvement.
  • People Manage across different locations
  • Attract, recruit, and retain capable people, building on and complementing the diversity of our teams.
  • Provide technical coaching, mentoring, and training to people and teams with the tools and practices we use, to empower them to execute successfully and with autonomy
  • Create a culture for your teams that is fun, rewarding, innovative, and results-driven. Manage and provide feedback to your team, to support high performance and personal and professional development.

We are looking for someone who has

  • Experience of managing software delivery and/or other teams using Lean-Agile techniques
  • Excellent grasp of modern software delivery practices and life cycle
  • Proven ability to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the business
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring.
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, health insurance, life insurance, and income protection, 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.