Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.
Experience, qualification, and soft skills, have you got everything required to succeed in this opportunity Find out below.
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.
Our culture & values:
We'd describe our culture as human, friendly, engaging, supportive, agile and super collaborative.
At Xero, our five values underpin everything we do: from the way we work, to how we delight and deliver to our customers.
Our values are: #Human #Ownership #Team #Challenge and #Beautiful. They create our special culture and the 'Xero way’ that we want to foster and maintain as we scale and grow at speed. They're integral to our brand and resonate outside Xero through our ecosystem and ultimately our customers.
Whilst our Engineering team are spread across the UK and work remotely, we truly make up for this with the social interaction and 'team' environment we create.
As a permanent remote worker at Xero we want to ensure you are getting the same #beautiful employee experience as our in-office Xero’s. Permanent remote Xero’s will benefit from a virtual ergonomic work assessment and funding to assist with the improvement of your at home work setup. Xero will also fund up to 4 trips a year to your most relevant region Xero office. You are part of our #team and we want to see you thrive!
How you’ll make an impact:
You'll help build and manage software that solves engineering problems at scale. You’ll work in collaboration with other Xeros to help create and deliver beautiful software to our customers, faster. You’ll work in our UK payroll product team whose purpose is to make it easier for small business owners to pay and manage their people. We take the complexity out of payroll for employers to save them time and ensure their employees are paid correctly. You'll undertake software application development on applications in our existing suite of products, contributing to new or improved experiences for our customers, internal and external.
You’ll help maintain the standard for engineering excellence at Xero and support your team members in building products together. You’ll demonstrate leadership on best practices, and be a role model and mentor for other team members. You’ll contribute to our cross-functional environment by working towards the same objectives, using modern principles and practices. You'll be encouraged to seek clarity with technical complexities and be able to demonstrate smart ways to automate. You’ll be able to make data-driven decisions that will release value early to solve Xero customers' problems more effectively.
The Tech we use, and how often we use it:
We use a lot of C# in .NET Core and .NET Framework. We use React and some Knockout. We use a lot of SQL Server and some no-SQL DynamoDB. We love AWS as an infrastructure partner, and TeamCity for our builds and deployments. We work in an agile way and are constantly refining how we can best live those principles to continuously deliver software that delights our customers and demonstrates our value. We strive for engineering excellence! We incorporate principles like SOLID, concepts like Domain Driven Design, proven and emerging design patterns, strong testing practices like TDD and automation, with collaborative team environments.
Continuous engineering growth is important to us and we’re persistent in being better tomorrow than we were today. Last but not least, you will also be monitoring the impact of your releases using SumoLogic, New Relic, and CloudWatch.
Beyond having experience with some of the specific technologies, you'll have a desire to face challenges, have a yearning for growth, and have a clear understanding of your path forward.
What makes a great team? A Diverse Team!
We know from research that candidates may not apply if they don't feel they are 100% there yet; If you don't tick the rest we would still love to hear from you.
We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.
A snapshot of some of the things you'll get:
- Top spec HP Z-book
- Highly Competitive Salary
- Employee Share Plan (own part of Xero)
- 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (plus an extra three days off over the Xmas period!)
- 10 days wellbeing leave (for sickness, emergencies and taking a mental health break)
- Company Pension Scheme (matched contributions of 4.5%)
- A range of wellbeing initatives
- Remote and flexible working
- And lots more!