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Development Manager at Xero

Hawthorn, VIC

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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.

About the team

We have recently established our Mobile Platform team, with the intent of solving cross-cutting problems for our mobile engineers across Xero. We are a passionate bunch that looks to solve technical challenges with elegance. We work with stakeholders all over our product organisation to find the most important problems to solve.

About the role

  • Providing people and engineering leadership
  • Managing stakeholders across the product organisation, primarily other engineering teams and their leadership
  • Defining and executing the engineering strategy
  • Grow your teams and their capabilities through hiring and skill building
  • Manage delivery outcomes and provide insights to key stakeholders
  • Establishing good engineering and delivery practices

What you'll bring with you

  • Ideally you have some or all of the following skills and capabilities and a willingness to grow them further:
  • Strong capability to lead multiple teams
  • Ability to manage sensitive people matters with discretion and professionalism
  • An appreciation of modern software development practices
  • Excellent communication and networking skills - ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Experience managing delivery across multiple teams using agile methodologies, including things such as delivery planning, visualisation, dependency management, etc.

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.

Job Type

Full Time


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About Xero

Office address

  • 6 Elizabeth Street, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
  • 66 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW, 2000
  • 17 Moore Street, Canberra CBD, ACT, 2601

Company size

1001-5000 people

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