Architecture Director

Sydney, AU
Technology – Architecture & Integration /
/ Hybrid
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.

About the Team
As an Architecture Director you’ll be a member of the Architecture Leadership Team, guiding and setting Xero up for scaled success. You’ll be supporting the Catalyst Engineering team who are focused on enabling software engineers to build quickly and powerfully on Xero via platforms, dev and ops tooling, practice enablement and growth. The team’s mission is to build a network of innovation for small business on Xero and accelerate change and progress by developing solutions that deliver significant value to Xero’s Customers, Partners and Engineers

About the Role
The Architecture Director is responsible for the overall architectural support and direction of a portfolio of products or technology capabilities. They lead the execution of the architectural backlog that supports the development and evolution of features, decouples components from the existing codebase, and improves developer productivity, performance, security and data stewardship.

What you’ll do
-Work with portfolio leadership to develop a clear understanding of their priorities for their portfolio and ensure technical roadmaps support these priorities
-Provide technical leadership support for your architecture team, providing feedback and guidance on significant projects.
-Play an active role in the global architecture team actively contributing to Xero-wide projects and strategies and providing the viewpoint of your portfolio.
-Contribute to technical strategy for your portfolio, working with other technical leaders to ensure proposed solutions are scalable and using best practices.
-Proactively identify and resolve any architectural issues that impact the speed at which the development team can deliver features and encourage architects to do the same in their sphere of influence

What you’ll bring with you

    • Demonstrated ability to envision large-scale web-based services that meet consumer customer/stakeholder needs or solve business problems.
    • Exceptional stakeholder management skills. In particular the ability to navigate and manage a wide map of internal stakeholders. 
    • Business savvy and the ability to bridge worlds across technology and business domains.
    • Ability to think strategically and end to end, translating business needs into technical solutions
    • The ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Why Xero? 

At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.   

Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. Our goal is to make sure you feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. 

At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.