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.Due to ongoing growth in our Product teams in Auckland, we are looking for fantastic People Leaders, who have excellent coaching, mentoring, and performance management experience. It?s also very important that you know the challenges your people face, so you will need to have previous experience working in a software development environment.You will be managing engineers across a number of pods, and you will be responsible for supporting your direct reports in becoming awesome Xero?s, empowering them to hone their engineering skills and grow as individuals. You will also work alongside other People, Product, and Engineering leaders to foster the growth of a world-class engineering culture in your wider Product area.You?ll maintain an environment in which your pods can do their best work predictably and sustainably. You?ll make sure the pods have all the information they need, and the right feedback loops in place, to discover and deliver valuable, usable, and buildable outcomes. You?ll help your pods learn and improve, making local discoveries global. You?ll look after the health of your pods and their products, aiming for resilience.
Success looks likeYour pods build products that customers love and which achieve the intended business outcomesYour pods are highly engaged, everyone has a strong sense of purpose and feel they?re contributing to making a positive differenceYou and your pods maintain a predictable and sustainable delivery pace, reflect on practices and delivery, and constantly try to make improvementsYour reports grow in their responsibilities, capabilities, and contribution to their team and wider in the organisation
What you?ll bring with youExcellent people leadership and management experienceUnderstanding of modern software and product delivery practicesExperience with agile practices and environments and an excellent grasp of modern software development practices and lifecycleExcellent coaching and facilitation experienceProven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
- High EQ - you are self aware, self regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills
- A growth mindset - you understand that competency is not fixed but is enhanced through dedication and hard work
Why Xero?Aside from the typical perks you?d expect from a tech company (games rooms, free soft drinks, barista coffee, fresh fruit, sports teams and amazing offices), one of the best things about Xero is our people. You?ll join an inclusive, diverse product team with talented people from all over the globe. Our culture is one we?re immensely proud of - from the moment you step through our doors, you?ll feel welcome.Our work environment also encourages continuous improvement and career development, and you?ll even get Xero shares as part of your package.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.