Senior Engineer - Dataflow (Remote)

Remote, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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
You will become an integral member of our Dataflow team who are responsible for our document processing microservices pipeline which integrates our upstreams, downstreams and machine learning to process millions of our financial documents per month, along with the internal tools/applications supporting it. We work extensively with Node.js, Postgres, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, AWS and Docker.
About the Role
Scalability is essential for our success and we need a passionate, experienced Senior Software Developer to work on our document management automation platform which processes millions of documents each month. Working in small scrum teams you will contribute to the technical  leadership of the team through influence, leveraging your expertise and acting as a technical mentor in order to drive improvements and  ensure we deliver exceptional software to our users.
Part of delivering robust and scalable services involves thinking about how to deploy and monitor them, you will help to create service health metrics, infrastructure code and provisioning tools.
You will be product and customer focused, working closely with other functions including sales, support and marketing. You will contribute to the technical leadership through  your expertise and help influence process improvements, workflow and provide technical mentorship and coaching to other members of the team.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience designing and delivering scalable web applications and distributed systems
  • 5+ years working with relational databases and SQL.  You understand how to create and normalize schemas, write and optimize queries and have a working understanding of concepts such as indexing, replication, and views
  • Demonstrated experience constructing and maintaining comprehensive automated testing suites - unit / integration / end-to-end / smoke tests, etc 
  • Hands-on experience working in message driven systems with RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, ActiveMQ or others
  • Experience working within one or more of the Agile methodologies

Nice to haves

  • Cloud infrastructure provisioning, deployment and management on AWS or Azure using tools such as Chef, Puppet, Terraform and Ansible
  • Automated build and deployments via CI/CD with TeamCity, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Octopus Deploy or similar 
  • Monitoring and alerting with Datadog, New Relic or the ELK stack
Why Xero?
At Xero, we are empowered to bring our ‘whole self’ to work. 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. We care about learning together and celebrate our teams’ continuous improvement and career development. 
We offer a great remuneration package, including compelling benefits and perks, like Xero shares. We also support flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. Our Canadian Xero family includes Hubdoc, an automated data capture platform and we have offices in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.
Job region(s): North America
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