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General Manager, Cyber Security Engineering

XeroSydney, AustraliaFull-timeJun 21, 2023

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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.

How you’ll make an impact

You will be accountable for the Security Engineering area at Xero, which includes the build and run functions for Security. You will provide leadership and technical direction for this area, including managing, growing and developing the security leaders who report to you. You will cultivate strong relationships across the organisation, working closely with other GMs and EGMs to ensure that security is built in by design to all Xero technical solutions. You will provide strategic, commercial, and technical oversight across your area to ensure alignment with the overall Xero strategy and the Xero security strategy. You will own the communication with stakeholders around the globe, building empathy for and understanding of your users, customers, and markets and taking a global view to running your teams. You will empower your teams  to increase the technical efficiency and effectiveness of the technical security platforms, operate at scale and continuously improve from a people, process and technology perspective.

What you’ll do

What you’ll bring with you - Critical competencies

What you’ll bring with you - Experience

Xero prides itself on living its values, one being #human. In your cover letter outlining why this role is a great fit for you please also address how you would bring #human to the role.

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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