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.
How you’ll make an impact
As the first engineering hire in a brand new team, you’re going to be working with a product manager and a business analyst in a large discovery project. Your challenge will be to understand a complex business problem and define a proof of concept, a release plan, and work with new teams to achieve the desired solution in 18 months.
As a Principal Engineer you won’t be limited to work on development only, but rather the entire development lifecycle. You will be doing a lot of discovery, gathering requirements, architecture, cloud infrastructure, and DevOps.
Our team culture
We work in small cross-functional teams. Each team has the autonomy and flexibility to choose their methodology and process to work.
Collaboration is key and you will spend many hours a day/week working with a product manager, business analyst, architect and many other stakeholders.
How your first 3 months will look like:
Understand the business domain and discovery
Identify key components
Work with PM/BA to prioritise what problems to solve first
Help on new hires for the team that will be working with you
Build an early prototype
How your first 9 months will look like:
Have a proof of concept ready
Interviews for new hires
Mentor new engineers
How your first 15 months will look like:
Have a product in market
What you’ll do
What you’ll bring with you
At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package with benefits that support a range of lifestyle choices and requirements and the opportunity to participate in Xero’s success through our Long Term Incentive scheme. Xero has rapidly expanding offices in London, Milton Keynes and Manchester and our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development.
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. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident committed. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.