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Engineering Team Lead



Software Engineering
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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
The Manage Sales team creates and maintains beautiful invoicing experiences for small business owners. As a team lead, you will be managing a group of engineers as they define, build, experiment and maintain these capabilities and work to fulfil our product and engineering goals.
You'll collaborate with Product Managers, Lead Engineers and Designers to ensure the team has well-defined roadmaps, sound technical decision making and clear responsibilities, enabling rapid and sustainable delivery. You’ll create and maintain an environment where your team can perform their best work consistently by supporting excellent engineering and delivery practices, enabling clear and data-driven decision making, and supporting individual and team growth.

What you'll do

  • 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.

What you'll bring

  • Utilizing software delivery, technical experience and expertise, offer the right knowledge, at the right time in the right way - understanding why and how people learn
  • Leadership skills to create engaged and high performing product teams
  • 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 continuous improvement
  • Balancing, communicating and prioritization the needs of individuals, your teams and the business as a whole.
  • Coaching and Mentoring cross-functional teams with a focus on learning and ownership within your team.
  • Utilising OKRs to help the team set, track, and hit quarterly goals
  • Keeping your team’s vision and values at the forefront of decision making and actions and making this a priority to the wider team in their day-to-day behaviours and activities.
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.