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Intermediate and Senior Engineer roles - Identity Team



Marketing & Communications
Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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.
Engineering in the Identity Team @ Xero
The Identity group at Xero is responsible for our customer facing authentication platforms, a critical sub-system of Xero. Our work ensures secure and seamless access to Xero for both users and services.
We leverage AWS as our cloud provider, Jenkins for deployment, application developed in .NET and terraform for our Infrastructure as Code (IaC). Our system design incorporates event sourcing and CQRS for scalability.
We are currently focused on simplifying our architecture to better deliver value to our customers.
As an engineer in our team, you will contribute to building and maintaining a scalable platform that offers safe, reliable and low-friction access. We are always evolving, offering exiting opportunities to innovate and grow.
Generally, if a team is creating a new code base, it may look like the following:
• A microservice, written in C# on .NET
• Utilising a variety of AWS services
• Running in a Docker container, usually on ECS
• Frontend components developed using React and Typescript
• Deployed with an automated CI/CD pipeline
• Industry leading observability tools
What we look for in a Xero Engineer:
• Self-awareness and growth mindset
• Openness to learning from failure
• Honesty, transparency and encouraging of feedback
• Teamwork, collaboration and mentorship
• Customer and product focus
• Commitment to supporting an inclusive culture and upholding Xero’s values
Life @ Xero
As an engineer at Xero, you’ll be joining us on our mission to be one of the most sustainably excellent software engineering companies in the world! You’ll have exposure to a variety of complex challenges at a global scale, whether it’s linking payments to different global markets, working on our world-renowned third party ecosystem or delivering solutions to small businesses around the world.

At Xero you will...

  • Join an inclusive cross-functional team and collaborate with Product, Design and Engineering.
  • Use the latest engineering and software delivery practices, at scale.
  • Support your growth with various training and development resources, including the opportunity to become AWS certified.
  • Get involved with the Xero Mentorship Program, our many communities of practice and Employee Resource Groups such as Rainbow X, Parents @ Xero, Neurodiversity @ Xero and many more.
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.