Senior Data Engineer - Platforms

  • Xero
  • Wellington, NZ
  • Mar 13, 2024
Technology

Job Description

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.

Diversity of people brings a diversity of thought, and that is core to driving Xero’s mission. Supporting a culture of inclusion is something 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. A part of that is to support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life, and your passions. So, from the moment you begin your journey with Xero, we will constantly strive to ensure you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

Data Platforms Engineering @ Xero

As a Senior Engineer you will take a lead role in shaping the Xero Analytical Data Environment. In specialised streams, your responsibilities go beyond developing robust loading and transformation services, deploying and configuring comprehensive reporting and visualisation systems, and building seamless integration between different services. As a senior member, you will also play a crucial role in mentoring and coaching junior team members, sharing your expertise, and fostering their professional growth. Additionally, you'll lead design sessions, contributing to the strategic vision of our data architecture.

 

  • Craft cutting-edge data platforms automation using Git, Python and shell scripts
  • Deploy and scale infrastructure effortlessly with Terraform's IaC approach.
  • Enable real-time data insights with Kafka's streaming and event processing capabilities.
  • Optimise analytics capabilities with Snowflake, a leading cloud-based data warehousing solution.
  • Orchestrate containerised applications efficiently using Kubernetes.
  • Navigate AWS to deliver scalable and secure data solutions in a dynamic cloud environment.

 

Here is what we do look for in a Xero Engineer:

  • Self-awareness and growth mindset
  • Openness to learning from failure
  • Honesty, transparency and encouraging of feedback
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Customer and product focus
  • Commitment to supporting an inclusive culture and upholding Xero’s values

 

At Xero you will:

  • Join an inclusive cross-functional team and collaborate with Product and Engineering.
  • Use the latest engineering and software delivery practices, at scale.
  • Support your growth with various training and development resources, including the opportunity to become AWS certified.
  • Get involved with the Xero Mentorship Program, our many communities of practice and Employee Resource Groups such as Rainbow X, Parents @ Xero, Neurodiversity @ Xero and many more.

 

Lots of great perks, some of which include:

  • 28 days of leave each year (annual leave, xtra leave, holiday leave), plus 10 days of Wellbeing leave and 1 day to volunteer in your community. You will also have the option to purchase up to 10 days of Lifestyle leave.   
  • 26 weeks parental leave payments, Xero 'top-ups' your base salary up to maximum of 100%. Available from your first day.
  • Subsidised medical, life, income and trauma insurance for all permanent employees.
  • Employee Share Plan - own a piece of Xero! 
  • Great culture and flexible work environment - hybrid and remote options with modern, ergonomic, sit to stand workstations, unwind at weekly Xero socials, fresh fruit, fizzy drinks, barista quality coffee, casual dress and more!
  • Save those hard earned dollars by paying for selected items before tax through LeasePlan
  • Check out all the employee benefits, discounts, and perks in one place with our Xero Crew app 
Life @ Xero

As an engineer at Xero, you’ll be joining us on our mission to be one of the most sustainably excellent software engineering companies in the world! You’ll have exposure to a variety of complex challenges at a global scale, whether it’s linking payments to different global markets, working on our world-renowned third party ecosystem or delivering solutions to small businesses around the world. 

Why Xero
Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, free medical insurance, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

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.  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.

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.