2022 Graduate Security Analyst

Wellington, 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
The security of our product is fundamental to Xero. The security teams work with all areas of the business to ensure our systems are secure. We keep the good in and the bad out. We help developers produce secure products, defend Xero from cyber attacks, and do everything in between!

You’ll have the opportunity to rotate within different security teams, or spend one or more rotations in our core technical program. You’ll be self-driven, enjoy collaborating with different teams across the business, and thrive on technical challenges. All you need is an interest in security, you don’t need to have studied it.

Analyst: Security analysts focus on the less code-heavy aspects of cyber security. The role covers a range of duties including assessing Xero’s security risks, helping Xero pass security audits, assisting in security education campaigns, monitoring Xero for cyber attacks, and being involved in security incidents by defending Xero as attacks occur. The analyst role values people with a keen eye for detail, naturally inquisitive skills, and a drive for upholding the safety of our customers.

What we need from you
Ideally you’ll:
- have a passion for and express interest in the security and privacy of our customers 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
- diving deep and analysing root causes of issues and potential vulnerabilities  

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.
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.