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Platform Engineers - DevOps (PaaS)

XeroAuckland, New ZealandFull-time$110k - $270k*Oct 25, 2022

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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:

Xero’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Eventing team owns and supports the Confluent Cloud hosted Apache Kafka platform to facilitate high volume eventing within software engineering teams and across Xero domains.

You will be part of the Platform-as-a-Service group, which is a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. Our goal is to provide platform solutions leveraging AWS to enable Xero’s product development teams to build and ship software in a fast, reliable and secure manner while minimising cognitive load on product development teams.  

What we do:

At Xero, our objective is to be a truly data savvy organisation where widespread, reliable, timely movement of events are a trigger for better insights and a smarter user experience. The PaaS Eventing Platform is at the heart of this objective. The work our Eventing team does in owning and supporting our Confluent Cloud Eventing Platform is critical to the rapid global growth we are experiencing.

We want to make it extremely easy for Xero’s product teams to publish, discover and consume events via our eventing platform. For us, it’s about building strong partnerships with our eventing platform consumers - to learn and evolve our platform for ease of use, in order to make data the central nervous system of Xero. We’re looking to grow our Eventing team to really bring this vision to life. Join us - you’ll have a front row seat, plenty of room to grow and a committed team behind you.

In the PaaS Eventing team, you’ll be working with Confluent Cloud, AWS, Kubernetes, GitHub, Terraform and languages such as: C#, Python and Golang. 

What you'll bring with you:

  • Familiarity with Apache Kafka, including data integration techniques.
  • Experience with Confluent will be a bonus.
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and experience with CI/CD systems.
  • Understanding of containerisation technologies.
  • Experience writing APIs and infrastructure-as-code.
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices.
  • Great communication skills
  • Growth mindset with a love of experimentation and learning 
  • Being a great team member, including the ability to work with others and navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.
Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us!

You can choose to perform this role:
- In one of our #beautiful offices
- Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles
- Permanently remote in AU

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

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too. 

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