Senior Engineer - Infrastructure

  • Xero
  • Wellington, NZ
  • May 03, 2024

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.

Infrastructure  Engineering @ Xero

SASIO is a cross-functional infrastructure team who specialise in providing essential infrastructure expertise to bolster and empower development teams within one of our Product Engineering portfolios. They enable their colleagues to focus on their core objectives with greater confidence and efficiency.

SASIO’s work includes designing resilient, scalable solutions, automating CI/CD pipelines, enhancing cloud security and monitoring, optimising performance and costs, and ensuring the seamless operations of some of Xero’s crucial business applications with benefits to both the wider Product and Technology organisation and our external customers. They do this through targeted initiatives aimed at tackling complex, high-priority work to enable Xero for future growth. Such initiatives include migrating crucial business applications running on EC2 instances to Amazon ECS and introducing dynamic and predictive scaling to provide a better experience to our customers whilst also reducing our operational costs.

Though directly supporting 2 Product Engineering teams, the wider scope of SASIO’s work means collaborating with multiple teams across our Product and Technology organisations so being able to work with large numbers of people, across multiple teams is key to success.

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.


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

  • Experience in delivering code in a production environment
  • Hands-on experience implementing solutions in a cloud environment, preferably AWS
  • Experience of modern product and engineering principles and practices
  • Understanding of cloud technologies and experience with CI/CD systems
  • Understanding of containerisation technologies, preferably Amazon ECS
  • Experience working with others in a collaborative, open and proactive way
  • Experience writing infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience with Windows-based workloads would be advantageous.
  • Experience with PowerShell would be advantageous
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.