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.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 Xeros. Permanent remote Xeros 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 youll make an impact:Youll 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. As one of our Lead Engineers, youll help define and deliver our technical strategy and ensure that we are creating a customer focussed experience that people can trust. Lead by example, solve interesting and challenging delivery problems across product boundaries, support and mentor other engineers in the team. You'll be a keystone of our product teams; The focal point where technical decisions meet strategic thinking.You'll work with your cross-functional team to deliver beautiful software that is valuable to our customers, and will lead the solution design for the work coming into your team. You'll be a guiding light and help your team to balance delivery and engineering excellence (quality, performance, security, devops, tech modernisation).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 were 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.About youBeyond having experience with most of the specific technologies, practices and approaches above, we seek people with a deep desire to face challenges, a yearning for growth, and a clear understanding of their path forward. Just as important as your technical experience is your ability to be #human and take ownership of your environment and willingness to learn. Youll be passionate about coding collaboratively, shipping high quality, well tested software through automation, proven best practices and design patterns. You'll have a track record of helping teams learn, grow and succeed whilst also encouraging them to bring new ideas and concepts.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-bookHighly Competitive SalaryEmployee 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 initativesRemote and flexible workingAnd lots more!