Senior Engineer - Site Reliability

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 5 months ago

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 Xero's ongoing growth, we are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our Reliability team based in Wellington.
The Reliability team empowers other teams from across the business to improve the availability, performance and efficiency of our software products. The foundation of our reliability strategy is to ensure teams have full visibility of emerging issues in our software’s behaviour. We manage and develop a range of monitoring, logging and performance analysis tools for this purpose.

What you'll bring:

  • Have experience as a Site Reliability / DevOps engineer with exposure to large-scale systems
  • Have experience managing and integrating with logging / monitoring solutions such as (but not limited to) New Relic, Datadog, Dynatrace, SignalFX, Scalyr, Sumo Logic and Splunk
  • Have a thorough understanding of instrumentation and monitoring methodologies 
  • Have experience working with cloud providers such as AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Have strong troubleshooting skills
  • Be able to develop and grow the team around you through technical mentorship, and in conjunction with our people leadership and product management teams
  • Be able to engage effectively with both technical and non-technical staff around the business
  • Demonstrate proficiency in automation / software tool development
  • Have a commitment to the Xero values: #Human, #Team, #Challenge, #Ownership, #Beautiful
This role will involve on-call availability and periodic overtime. If you are ready to take on a new challenge in a fast-paced organisation where the sky's the limit we want to hear from you.
Why you should become a Xero
It’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.
We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary. We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.
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.
Job tags: AWS Azure GCP
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific