DevOps Engineer

Auckland, NZ /
Product – Development /
Permanent
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’re a small but energetic group focused on helping our product engineering teams ship better quality software, faster.

We proactively engage with teams on targeted projects to tackle complex, high-priority work which fast-tracks uplifting systems to follow best practices. For example, migrating systems from manually-created EC2 instances to immutable containers running on Kubernetes, or implementing automated build/deploy pipelines in CI configured via code.

We also offer support to these teams through answering questions in our Slack channel and providing follow-up help where necessary. For example, pairing with a team to debug an infrastructure issue or tweak their test harness or build scripts.

Our customers are internal product engineering teams - so working effectively across a large group of people as a team is a key to our success. We operate Delivery & Support services centered on uplifting non-functional aspects of software, through enabling and helping engineers to continuously improve their systems. We take pride in measurement, and extend this to capturing feedback from our customers to learn and improve on the services we deliver to them.

We’re looking for a talented and well-rounded software engineer to help our product teams drive and measure continuous improvements against our key software delivery performance metrics. Someone who is passionate about relentless automation, takes pride in their craftsmanship, and challenges the status quo. As part of this role, they’ll build relationships and communities which foster knowledge sharing, bilateral feedback, and continuous learning/improvement.

We’re looking for someone who can:

- Engage with our team, internal customers, and other stakeholders with clear communication and inclusive collaboration
- Mentor and/or train people and teams with the tools and practices we use, to empower them to execute successfully and with autonomy
- Identify, scope, manage, contribute to, and complete targeted projects which deliver measurable improvements to production systems in a timely manner
- Participate in our team roster and support product teams in a responsive and helpful manner

What will you bring?

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a bias towards action
- Capable of managing internal and/or external customers and working with, mentoring and training engineers to achieve successful outcomes for our customers, together
- Proficient with multiple mainstream programming languages (e.g. C, Java, Python, C++, C#, JavaScript, PHP, Swift, Go, Ruby, Rust) with an eagerness to learn new languages and quickly adapt to changing industry trends
- Working knowledge of Git as well as HTTP, TLS and DNS protocols.

Why Xero?

Xero is an inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. Where creativity, innovation and continuous learning are encouraged and celebrated. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe or a workplace which understands your family, sport or a side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.

At Xero, we trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish. As part of our awesome package, you’ll receive Xero shares and a Life Insurance package as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks, so join us and experience our new Auckland offices!
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.