Senior Software Developer (Dataflow Team)

Toronto, CA /
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.

About the team

You will become an integral member of our Dataflow team who are responsible for our document processing microservices pipeline which integrates our upstreams, downstreams and machine learning to process millions of our financial documents per month, along with the internal tools/applications supporting it. We work extensively with Node.js, Postgres, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, AWS and Docker.

About the role

Scalability is essential for our success and we need a passionate, experienced Software Developer to work on our document connections which manage millions of documents each month. Working in small scrum teams you will provide leadership through influence, act as a mentor and drive improvements to ensure we deliver exceptional software to our users.
Part of delivering robust and scalable services involves thinking about how to deploy and monitor them, you will help to create service health metrics, infrastructure code and provisioning tools.
You will be product and customer focused, working closely with other functions including sales, support and marketing. You will lead with your expertise and influence process changes, workflow and mentor members of your team.

About you

You have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in STEM, or equivalent practical experience. Has a curious mind to solve complex challenges.  We follow Agile methodology so if you have familiarity with basic Scrum concepts, it’s a bonus.   If you have experience deploying on a public cloud platform, you’re ahead of the game!

What you'll bring with you

    • 5 + years of experience using full stack technologies, including but not limited to: Node.js, C#/.NET core, React, Backbone.js
    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of microservices / distributed systems architecture and development
    • Demonstrated experience with relational databases and SQL
    • Deep understanding and appreciation of automated testing
    • Practical experience with DevOps practises including CI/CD, containerization, configuration, monitoring, alerting, etc.
Why Xero?

At Xero, we are empowered to bring our ‘whole self’ to work. 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. We care about learning together and celebrate our teams’ continuous improvement and career development. 

We offer a great remuneration package, including compelling benefits and perks, like Xero shares. We also support flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. Our Canadian Xero family includes Hubdoc, an automated data capture platform and we have offices in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.