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Senior Frontend Developer


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.

The Role

Redefine how accountants and bookkeepers complete work for their clients. This is a special opportunity for a Frontend Developer to step up and the lead the experience development of one of our highest profile pieces of the Next Generation of our practice experience - Practice Document Management.

Documents and client communication (think email in particular) are critical to Accountants and Bookkeepers completing work for their clients. Most workflows begin, end and are supported throughout by documents. Our mission is to make handling documents throughout this processes simple and intuitive.

As the Senior Frontend Developer, you'll not only be establishing the foundations of the core document management product experience, but also leading the #challenge to wire documents into the key workflows Accountants and Bookkeepers use across Xero's various products everyday.

You will work with your cross-functional team to deliver beautiful software that is valuable to our customers. You will offer your ideas and collaborate to provide technical designs you are proud of. We encourage you to show your passion for technology, help and inspire others in Xero and within the community we support. 

As a Senior you will also coach the more junior developers in your team, and offer them support and guidance. You are confident leading technical discussions and are inclusive of other’s ideas. You are passionate about your craft and will be an active contributor to Xero’s global front end practice.

What you’ll bring with you

- Knowledge of web fundamentals and best practices: semantic HTML, CSS and modern JavaScript / TypeScript
- Awareness (and preferably experience) in these aspects of web development: testing, build tooling, performance, responsive design, security, accessibility, localisation
- Experience building and maintaining complex web applications, preferably in React + Redux
- Experience working in an iterative manner with a focus on delivering customer value
- Knowledge of what makes a good API, be it a function, a component, or a web service
- A positive attitude and passion for working with others that contributes to a fun and enjoyable work environment
- An ability to work with uncertainty, particularly in the early stages of a new project
- Pride and ownership in your work
- Experience with document management integrations (such as Office365, Dropbox, OneDrive) considered a great plus

Why Xero?

Xero is a great place to develop your skills and experience with the latest engineering and software delivery practices, at scale, on a global stage. This will set you up to be the best developer you can be.

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 developers from all over the globe.

We support many types of flexible working arrangements like condensed and part-time, which allows you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package which includes shares and life insurance in addition to your base salary 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 too. Our culture is one we’re immensely proud of - from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome. We have just moved in to our brand new purpose built office.
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.

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