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Senior Architect- Practice Tools



Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 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.
At Xero, we are at the forefront of innovation in the accounting and bookkeeping industry. Our mission is to empower professionals with cutting-edge tools and solutions that streamline their workflows and enhance productivity. As a part of our dynamic and forward-thinking team, you'll have the opportunity to work on impactful projects that shape the future of accounting and bookkeeping.
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Architect to join our Practice Tools team. This team plays a crucial role within Xero by providing essential solutions that help Accountants & Bookkeepers manage and run their practices efficiently. As a Senior Architect, you will be working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to design and implement robust, scalable solutions, leveraging your expertise to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of performance, security, and usability.

  • Deliver visualised clarity - Translate longer-term team strategy into clear, fit-for-purpose visual representations. Proactively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders using known tools and templates in a consistent manner. Provide advice to peers on patterns and practices for capturing visualised architecture.
  • Frame the future - Progressively identify & make architecturally significant decisions that define the future direction of a system. Champion an evolutionary architecture that supports guided, incremental change across multiple domains.
  • Ensure systemic cohesion - Proactive in connecting the dots across teams to ensure consistency , avoiding the pitfalls of silo architecture. Foster the sharing of information of all types between teams in the belief that agenerative environment is best suited for success.
  • Provide goldilocks governance - Ensure the architectural vision matches the strategy, identifying the full realm of functional and non-functional considerations. Contribute to the evolution of the system of decision making at Xero.
  • Demystify complexity - Focus on the critical few details that really matter when providing clarity to complexity. Employ foundational or application-level patterns and practices to help solve complex problems.
  • Bridge between worlds - Provide proactive architectural leadership to drive technical outcomes aligned to strategy. Merge realities with vision, spanning different domains and interests to create an outcome that will satisfy stakeholders.
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.