General Manager, Platform

Xero - Wellington City
new offer (05/08/2020)

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.
How you?ll make an impact...The GM PaaS provides strategic, commercial, and technical oversight across Xero?s PaaS teams to ensure alignment with the overall Xero strategy and product team requirements to drive the execution of key projects, owning the communication with stakeholders around the globe, and building empathy for and understanding of your users, customers, and markets.Reporting to the EGM, Platform, the GM PaaS is responsible for teams of Xeros that create and run platform technologies that enable productivity, scalability and availability for our product teams. You will provide oversight across your portfolio, ensuring the right things are delivered at the right time and through doing so you?ll contribute to Xero achieving its goals.
What you\ 'll do...
Develop a product strategy and roadmap in collaboration with the EGM Platform, Product Managers and internal stakeholders to meet Xero?s strategic objectives
Regularly review this strategy, updating it to reflect changes in company strategy, market changes, and lessons learned from customers and initiatives
In collaboration with product and wider technology teams, transform platform and infrastructure ideas into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications and the overall objectives of the business
Work with other product teams and other teams within Xero to create a framework of quantitative metrics that demonstrate the adoption and success of platform initiatives
Be accountable for the commercial success of the capabilities you create and you are responsible for
Build and lead effective teams of product managers, product owners, developers and analysts that continually improve and deliver value to our customers
Contribute to the improvement of Xero?s platform leadership capability
Remain up to date with infrastructure and technology changes and trends and continually grow a knowledge of how they may benefit Xero
Apply and share your knowledge of Lean and Agile delivery practices to facilitate adoption of these of these practices across the platform group
Establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the wider organisation, particularly Product and Engineering &
What you?ll bring...The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of addressing customer needs through the innovative use of technology and extensive experience working with software development projects at scale. You will have experience in defining product roadmaps and being the advocate for building quality software that enables product teams. A strong understanding of platform solutions is critical and a demonstrated ability to take #ownership of problems and deliver pragmatic solutions in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing priorities. A passion for building high performing teams, leading people leaders and collaborating with a diverse stakeholder group will be essential.This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the continuous delivery of platform technologies for Xero product teams and our customers whilst cultivating a fun, rewarding, agile and results-driven culture.At Xero, we champion innovation, foster inclusion and celebrate success. We also live and breathe our values everyday.Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you?re a great fit for this position.

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