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DevOps Engineer - Data Platform

| Greater Denver Area
Xero is here to help make running a small business beautiful. We're building an advanced platform for small businesses which allows them to manage their finances and much much more. 
Who is Xero?
Xero is here to help make running a small business beautiful. We're building an advanced platform for small businesses which allows them to manage their finances and much much more. 
Founded in New Zealand and publicly traded on the Australian stock exchange, Xero has more than 1.6 million paying customers in over 150 countries. 600+ software products integrate with our API, providing a huge variety of functionality to our users. We have 2,000+ passionate team-members doing beautiful work in 17 offices across the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Asia and South Africa.
Xero was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company two years running; Glassdoor named us one of the top 15 best SaaS companies in the world; and Canstar Blue has ranked us Australia's best accounting software company for four consecutive years (2015-2018).

About the role

Based in Denver, you will be part of the of the Cloud Data platform team, a cross-functional agile infrastructure development team. Our goal is to create a platform that provides database-as-a-service solutions in AWS to Xero product development teams in a highly automated fashion. You will write API-first software to deploy, monitor, and maintain Xero's core database platform.

You will also play a role in ensuring the products that this cross-functional team are responsible for are available, secure, scalable, robust, high performing and cost effective to serve both Xero customers and partners.

It would be great for you to have experience with relevant technologies used throughout the software development lifecycle. Source control systems (git), build systems (such as TeamCity or Jenkins), deployment tooling (including AWS CodeDeploy, Octopus Deploy, etc) and monitoring tools (like Cloudwatch and New Relic).

What you'll do

  • Develop continuous delivery pipelines and software tools to automate cloud-based database solutions
  • Create and maintain APIs, website frontends, and command line tools
  • Automate and support database infrastructure in AWS with infrastructure-as-code solutions
  • Continuously improve processes and solutions to be scalable and highly available
  • Implement detection and alerting of anomalous behaviours
  • Work with internal customers including product team developers, architects, product owners, database administrators and site reliability engineers to understand their database platform needs and build software tools to enable developer productivity
  • Work with the team to take operational responsibility for their services and to establish processes and monitoring which drives incremental improvement
  • Provide 24x7 on call support as required


What you'll bring with you

  • 3+ years hands-on experience automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably Amazon Web Services
  • Practical experience with infrastructure-as-code (with tools like Powershell, Cloudformation, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, etc.)
  • Experience with an object-oriented programming language (like Python, C#, Java, etc.)
  • Understanding of REST APIs
  • Knowledge of relational database systems and concepts (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Experience administering Windows servers in a highly available environment
  • Familiarity with agile software development methodology and tooling, including continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • A strong desire to automate processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions in a DevOps environment
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical abilities

…then we'd love to hear from you. 
Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM


Just a quick walk from Union Station, our US HQ is located in the heart of Denver's LoHi neighborhood surrounded by local shops and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Xero

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Getting things done for our customers is always top of mind, but Xero understands that starts from taking great care of ourselves as well. Having the ability to work from home when needed, wellness days, and events like office walks and 10 minute massages show that life (and living it!) helps us contribute and innovate better at work.


Product Owner

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now, I'm most excited to work on our Denver Roadshow. I've worked with our Colorado Account Manager to connect with Colorado's leading accounting and bookkeeping firms and drive attendance to this event right here in Denver. Our goal is to build up our network and educate the community on all Xero has to offer!


Partner Development Representative

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you’re hungry to learn more, have a brilliant idea, or are passionate about a particular project, just dive in head first. Xero values people who are do-ers, who want to roll up their sleeves and #champion an initiative through from beginning to end.


Integration- GTM Lead

What is your vision for the company?

Xero is on a mission to support our communities by helping small businesses succeed. To do that well - we hire passionate people who engage directly with our customers every day. Leveraging innovative technology to simplify accounting isn't enough – we want to build beautiful experiences that solve the most pressing needs of our customers.


Chief Platform Business Officer

What are Xero Perks + Benefits

Xero Benefits Overview

Xero offers a variety of benefits aimed at helping our employees maintain their physical, financial and mental wellbeing, allowing them to bring their best selves to work each day

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Xero allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for medical and dependent care expenses. $2,650 annual limit for healthcare FSA
Disability Insurance
Xero's long and short term disability plans provide income protection at 60% of annual base salary
Dental Benefits
Cigna dental PPO plan
Vision Benefits
VSP vision plan
Health Insurance Benefits
Xero offers a variety of health plans including Cigna HSA, Cigna PPO, and Kaiser HMO for Colorado and California employees
Life Insurance
Provided to Xero employees at no cost. Coverage for each employee of 2x annual base salary up to $500,000
Wellness Programs
Xero will fund up to $300 annually in employee health reimbursement account to be used toward a health improvement activity including gym membership, mental, physical or financial health
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Xero will match 100% on the first 3% contributions plus 50% match on next 2% of contributions
Company Equity
All Xero employees are granted Restricted Stock Units at a certain percentage of their base salary which vests over a 3 year period
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Eight weeks paid leave for primary caregiver. Two weeks of paid leave for secondary caregiver
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Xero offers 21 days of paid time off, 5 wellness days, as well as 11 paid holidays per calendar year. We also participate in a company wide shut down between Christmas and New Years Day
Paid Volunteer Time
Xero encourages employees to give back to our communities by providing 8 hours of paid volunteer time per year
Paid Holidays
11 paid holidays per calendar year
Paid Sick Days
Each employee is granted 5 wellness days per year in addition to our generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
You'll typically catch our employees rocking jeans and a Xero t-shirt!
Commuter Benefits
Set aside pre and/or post tax dollars for commute related transit, parking and bike expenses
Company Outings
Annual holiday party, as well as a summer celebration!
Game Room
Video games and ping pong table in lounge
Stocked Kitchen
You find a variety of fruit, chips, nuts, snack bars, sodas and iced tea in the Xero kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast each Tuesday and lunch every Thursday from a variety of local vendors
Happy Hours
Happy hour starts every Friday at 4!
Fitness Subsidies
Our monthly health reimbursement plan can be used towards your fitness membership or a variety of other health related wellness programs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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