2022 Graduate Engineer

Auckland, NZ /
Graduates & Interns – Graduates & Interns /
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.

The role
As a graduate engineer you’ll have the opportunity to rotate through different specialisations in both product and platform teams. 
In our product teams we innovate new features, fix bugs, and enhance functionality. Our teams are made up of front-end and back-end specialists, work on desktop and mobile applications, and do full-stack development. 
In our platform teams we build things that last a long time and everyone relies on. Rotations include platform development, site and data reliability, development, architecture, integration, and platform-as-a-service engineers.
With a choice of rotations throughout the grad year, you’re empowered to drive your own learning and explore different roles before making a decision on what you want to specialise in. 

What we need from you
Ideally you’ll have some or all of the following:
- technical examples of work outside your course, such as developing a new framework, learning a new language, being active on Stack Overflow, or have a great GitHub profile
- be able to take a logical approach to work and cope well with change
- be a great communicator who likes working in agile teams like working with servers or data, and if you like to script or write code then that’s a great combo
- love problem solving, thinking on your feet, helping other people and taking the initiative enjoy investigating why things work, not just how they work
- enjoy building solutions for other Xeros, removing pain points and making their lives easier

As a graduate engineer you’ll get:
- four rotations across the technology teams in your grad year
- access to learning programs to build on your professional and technical skills
- support from your mentors, managers and the grad team
- networking opportunities across our global teams

If this sounds like you, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

How to apply
We’ll need a copy of your CV, as well as links to any online projects, your website, GitHub/Stack Overflow and anything else you want to show us.

We’ll also need a copy of your academic transcript – we know it won’t be complete until the end of the year, so just send us everything so far. 

Instead of a cover letter, in your online application we’ll ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and your thoughts on technology.
If you’re invited to a grad day, it will include technical and soft skills interviews, as well as group and individual challenges.
You need to be a citizen or permanent resident to apply. We’ll need a copy of your passport and/or visa for a start date in Feb 2022.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we ask that you only apply for one role in one location. Please take some time to research each opportunity available before submitting your application. 

The recruitment process
Applications open on 1 March 2021 and close 14 May 2021.

Once you’ve submitted your application, we’ll review all entries and invite candidates to interview before making a decision. 

It might feel like a long time when you’re waiting to hear back, but we will get back to you. We have a lot of applications to work through and want to spend time looking at every single one.
Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.