At Xero, we’re here to make running a business beautiful. By making small business more efficient every day, connecting them with big business technology and empowering a community behind them, their potential is limitless. When that happens, we’re not only helping small businesses, we’ll be building a stronger economy that can change the world.
Due to ongoing growth in our Bank Feeds teams in Auckland, we are looking for a fantastic People Leader to support the Engineering team. You will initially lead a small team of Engineers but recruitment & people initiatives will be a big chunk of the role. We are keen to hear from anyone who loves to help people grow & empower them to do the best work of their lives. You will also work alongside other People Leads & with the Head of Engineering to foster the growth of a world-class engineering culture in your wider area.
What you’ll do
Encourage and support the professional development of the engineers under your care
Attract, recruit and retain high performing individuals
Support the Head of Engineering in executing and improving cross cutting talent management initiatives and processes such as recruitment, growth and performance management.
Role-model exemplary leadership, supporting and growing the next generation of leaders at Xero
Champion principles and practices that make it possible for engineers to get great work done, while promoting a safe environment for people to experiment and learn.
Assist with the development of a world-class engineering culture where engineers have the skills and autonomy needed to build high-quality products and services.
Help to cultivate a fun, appreciative, rewarding, innovative and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero values
What you’ll bring with you
Experience managing teams using modern leadership techniques
Coaching and mentoring experience
A growth mindset - you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
Experience with Agile processes and techniques, and all aspects of modern software development.
Proven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
High EQ - you are self aware, self regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills
Great facilitation skills. Can lead workshops unaided.
You’re ok with uncertainty and change – and bring clarity amongst it.
#ownership and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
The ability to break down complex problems, deliver pragmatic solutions and be able to manage changing priorities.
Excellent written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
The ability to live our Xero vision and values, translating them into day-to-day activities and behaviours, with them at the heart of your decision-making.
Aside from the typical perks you’d expect from a tech company (games rooms, free soft drinks, barista coffee, fresh fruit, sports teams and amazing offices), one of the best things about Xero is our people. You’ll join an inclusive, diverse product team with talented people from all over the globe. Our culture is one we’re immensely proud of - from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome.
Our work environment also encourages continuous improvement and career development, and you’ll even get Xero shares as part of your package.
So what are you waiting for?
Apply online with a cover letter telling us why you are the next great Xero!
Xero is an INZ Accredited Employer, and we have the Rainbow Tick too!