Front End Engineer - Platform Engineering

Remote, NZ

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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.
We are on the lookout for Front End Engineers to join our Platform Engineering team, which is part of the Technology group.
Platform Engineering is responsible for building and maintaining critical applications and services consumed throughout Xero. These services are central to keeping Xero online and scale to millions of customers.
We have a variety of opportunities within the team. Would you like to contribute to Xero’s internal design system? Does precision HTML and CSS excite you? Or perhaps working to build out Front End tooling, infrastructure and services?
We'd love to talk to you if you're interested in any or all of these!

What you'll do:

  • Develop robust, secure, high quality tools and libraries that form the foundation of our web applications
  • Closely collaborate with Xero’s product and technology teams implementing a robust, scalable vision for technical excellence in the front end
  • Provide leadership across Xero’s global front-end team to promote best practices, facilitate issue resolution and nurture talent in all aspects of front-end development
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships both within Xero’s front-end community and the wider organisation.

What you'll bring with you:

  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript (ES6+) web fundamentals (HTML and CSS)
  • Excellent DevOps practices
  • Experience with front-end tooling e.g. Node.js, NPM, Webpack or equivalent
  • Experience with modern web-application development, frameworks and practices at scale. 
  • A passion to champion technology and adapt approaches to improve developer experience
  • Experience with React, TypeScript
  • Knowledge of front-end testing, including unit, integration, and regression testing
  • An interest in solving problems at scale.
You don’t have to tick all the boxes to apply, we appreciate a wide range of skills and experience!
Why you should join
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 in Wellington or Auckland- Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles- Permanently Remote from anywhere in NZ!
As a permanent remote worker at Xero we want to ensure you are getting the same #beautiful employee experience as our in-office Xero’s. Permanent remote Xero’s will benefit from a virtual ergonomic work assessment and funding to assist with the improvement of your at home work setup. Xero will also fund up to 4 trips a year to your most relevant region Xero office. You are part of our #team and we want to see you thrive!
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 perks/benefits: Competitive pay Equity Flex hours Gear
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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