Development Manager

Remote, AU

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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.
How you'll make an impact
As a Development Manager, you'll be responsible for leading, growing and managing  effective and high performing technical teams that deliver value to Xero, our third-party app developers and our partners at an industry-leading rate. 
You’ll work closely with product management, delivery leads and business stakeholders to ensure that systems are fit for purpose, align to technical roadmaps, have a clear direction for the future and are able to meet the solution level objectives. You’ll also build relationships with other technical leads at Xero, to share ideas and best practice, as well as maintain close alignment with the wider company.
You’ll know you’ve made an impact when the teams delivers valuable high-quality software quickly and consistently to our customers; and Xero continues to be a world-class place for engineers to work.

What you'll do

  • Look after the needs of multiple teams and your direct reports
  • Advocate for technical excellence to be included in team’s roadmaps and ensure your teams are actively contributing to the product’s architectural vision
  • Work closely with product managers and stakeholders to agree on priorities and resources for any required architectural or engineering requirements
  • Using performance metrics and data to build accountability, ownership and support the technical and product vision into your teams
  • Manage dependencies and remove blockers for your teams
  • Cultivate a fun, rewarding, agile and results-driven culture that lives and breathes our Xero values

What you'll bring with you

  • Authentic leadership style
  • Passion for empowering and helping others fulfill their potential
  • Build effective relationships across all levels of the business
  • Excellent grasp of modern software development practices and lifecycle
  • Experience leading multiple engineering teams
Flexible working
Xero is continuing to grow and so are the opportunities to join us! You can choose to perform this role:In one of our #beautiful offices (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane)Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working stylesPermanently Remote
On top of this, we’re also happy to offer full and part-time opportunities (up to 0.8 FTE) as a way to balance your life and passions. Whatever “flexibility” means to you, we’re open to making it work!
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 tags: Product management
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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