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Engineering Manager - AU Payroll

XeroMelbourne, AustraliaFull-timeJun 15, 2022

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Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use cloud based platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

Diversity of people brings diversity of thought, and that is core to driving Xero’s mission. Supporting a culture of inclusion is something 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. A part of that is to support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. So, from the moment you begin your journey with Xero, we will constantly strive to ensure you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

Xero’s ‘Connected Workplaces’ portfolio offers several products that support small businesses.  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. We will do this by bringing together a suite of tools to provide a seamless and personalised experience for the employer and their employees. This is a bold program of work that has significant business support and visibility, and you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with many product teams in Xero to bring our vision to life.

One of our key products in this area is Payroll, and this team exists to make it simple for small businesses everywhere to pay their people correctly and with confidence. Payroll is a meaningful connection point between employers and employees, it’s where effort meets reward; but managing payroll is stressful, the rules are complicated and mistakes can have large repercussions.

The team comprises talented product management, engineering, design and regulatory experts with a passion for helping small businesses succeed. Today we offer payroll solutions into many markets across the globe making the portfolio a key contributor to business success, but it is also a strategically critical part of Xero's future story.

This role oversees the largest product in our portfolio today - AU Payroll. A significant percentage of all employed Australian's are paid through our platform every month, making it highly visible from a commercial and regulatory point of view. Our team is on a journey to break the accepted industry norm and reinvent what it means for a small business to pay their people.

As an Engineering Manager, you'll be leading, growing and managing effective and high performing engineering teams that deliver value to Xero and our customers.  You’ll work side-by-side with product teams, delivery leads and business stakeholders to ensure that systems are not only fit for purpose but also scalable for future growth that align to our roadmaps. You’ll also build relationships with other technical leaders at Xero, to share ideas and best practice, as well as maintain close alignment with the wider company. You’ll know you’ve made an impact when the teams deliver high-quality software quickly and consistently to our customers; and Xero continues to be a world-class place for engineers to work.

What we need from you?

- You have a strong leadership background, leading and building engineering teams
- Heaps of experience working with software development at scale
- Demonstrated experience in defining software development best-practice through experimentation and observation of successes
- A strong track record of driving and influencing architectural change

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 a role at Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.

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