Principal Engineer

Melbourne, AU
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 are looking for a Principal Engineer with a passion for building easily scalable and maintainable cloud based products. You’ll provide a shining light of engineering excellence and leadership that other engineers aspire to and want to emulate. The engineers in the teams around you will grow in capability and confidence by working with you. The engineering team will have the ability to design and build solutions that follow our architectural and engineering guidelines and meet the goals of our roadmaps. Ultimately, you’ll leave the codebase AND the coders better than you found them!

What you'll do

    • Technical coaching and mentoring our engineers to reach their full potential
    • Assist the teams to contribute to and translate architecture into a technical vision and roadmap across the domain and then assist in implementing that vision over time
    • Collaborate with Architects and various organisational platforms, to deliver on best engineering practices
    • Work with our teams to create solutions while meeting requirements and balancing the goals and constraints of current solution design with desired end state with the responsibility for ensuring the right tool/framework/technique is used for the right job
    • Championing and driving engineering principles and practices including assisting in the implementation of new standards, technologies or methodologies
    • Provide guidance on non-functional design elements in solutions including security, scalability and performance,  monitoring and alerting, analytics, documentation and quality
    • Guide and influence technical  related decisions across the teams

What you'll bring with you

    • Track record of developing software that is secure, performant and scalable
    • A passion for coaching and mentoring developers
    • Ability to influence and lead engineers to a great outcome
    • Experience working on cloud infrastructure platforms
    • Capable of architecting, designing and  implementing customer focused software solutions
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. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.