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Intermediate Software Engineer



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.
You’ll undertake software application development on applications in our suite of Products (including
new ones), contributing to new or improved experiences for our customers, internal and external.
You’ll maintain the standard for engineering excellence at Xero, continuing to develop your knowledge
and skills, and supporting your team members in building products together. You’ll contribute to our
cross functional environment by working towards the same objectives, using modern principles and
You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale. You will be enabled
to seek clarity with technical complexities and be able to demonstrate smart ways to automate. You’ll
be able to make data-driven decisions that will release value early to solve Xero customers' problems
more effectively.
At Xero, the Engineer role sits between Associate Engineer and Senior Engineer on our engineering career ladder. If you are a full stack intermediate engineer we would love to hear from you!
Graduate Engineer -> Associate Engineer -> Engineer -> Senior Engineer -> Lead Engineer -> Principal Engineer -> Senior Principal Engineer

What you'll do

  • Create software - Care deeply about customer problems and technical excellence, produce robust high quality and scalable software. Relentlessly automate any manual processes.
  • Contribute to technical solution designs that embrace a quality-first approach. Participate in code reviews.
  • Test software - Design and automate testing activities that effectively reveal product quality
  • across a range of risk areas and acceptance criteria. Collaborate with the team and understand their own responsibility for quality.
  • Resolve issues - Triage and solve development and production issues, and be able to quickly track down the root cause. Communicate the impact of the problem to stakeholders in terms of business value, helping to set a priority for the resolution. Actively participate in incident responses.
  • Engineering standards & frameworks - Maintain knowledge of Xero’s current and emerging engineering standards and practices. Develop and deploy software that meets Xero's standards.
  • Continuous improvement - Maintain knowledge of current and emerging development technologies and methodologies.
  • Develop expertise in one or more programming languages and ecosystem specific technologies.
  • Deliver infrastructure in a production environment - Maintain and monitor delivery processes. Ensure all software is running as expected and proactively work to prevent customer facing problems.
  • Modern software and delivery practices - Practice agile software development. Occasionally facilitate agile ceremonies. Proactively work to improve team processes.

What you'll bring

  • Experience in the tech we use C#/.Net, React, SQL Server, and AWS
  • Ability to debug across a technology stack
  • Confident in upgrading tooling and technology underlying products
  • Proficient in roll out and maintenance of cloud infrastructure for team's products.
  • Able to implement resilient software design patterns
  • Able to maintain, update and document team APIs
  • Familiar with application and infrastructure security concerns and proactively mitigates issues
  • Regularly practices test driven and trunk based development
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to production incidents
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, private medical insurance, gym passes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.