Development Team Lead

Auckland, NZ /
Ecosystem – Ecosystem Development /
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.

We are looking for an experienced engineer/team lead to join our App Marketplace team in Ecosystem. 

What you’ll do:
You’ll ensure the team is challenged and supported to enable them to thrive. As a team lead/engineer you’ll create business value by building new and improved product functions from prototype to delivery. 

You’re still a codie, and you’ll be sitting with the rest of the team developing robust, high quality, scalable software. Part of this will include coaching and mentoring as well as helping team members keep focused by facilitating team building activities and creating a positive work environment including giving honest empathetic performance feedback and helping them grow their skills and careers. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys leading others and working closely with technical product teams to deliver value.

You’ll take ownership and be accountable for the technical decision making of the team and help facilitate open productive discussions on how to get the best result, identifying and resolving issues raised by testing along the way. You’ll also spend a proportion of time on people-focused tasks, including recruitment, leave approvals and long-term planning. All the things that keep a great team running smoothly.

What we're looking for: 
- Excellent communication and networking skills – ability to work with a wide variety of people
- Passion for software development and building innovative, quality software using a wide range of internet based technologies
- Extensive experience in web application development
- Strong working knowledge of some of the following: C#, .Net Core, CSS3, HTML5, React, NodeJS
- Understanding of AWS including ECS, SQS, SQL and NoSQL databases like Redis and DynamoDB, Docker
- Experienced working in an Agile DevOPS environment with CI/CD processes. 
passionate about helping people reach their full potential, with the ability to lead, mentor and develop
- An ability to manage sensitive people matters with discretion and professionalism
- Why joining Xero is a brilliant decision: 
- Work with an internationally acclaimed, award-winning product right here in Auckland. We have global appeal and a strategy in place for long term success. Now is your time to join the Xero story.

We have a diverse and inclusive culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family of sort is as much a priority as work - Xero is all of that and more. We're a huge part of the development community and you'll find Xeros attending and speaking at conferences, hosting meetups or mentoring students. We're really open in our discussions at Xero, from the latest product management thinking to improving diversity and inclusion.

At Xero, we’re a high performing environment that builds awesome things but we also value work life balance and encourage flexible working hours and arrangements that allow you to balance your life and passions. We trust you to build to the best of your ability and will support your desire for learning with training and career guidance to help you flourish.
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.