Denver, CO

Product Architect at Xero (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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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.
What you'll do

    • You'll be part of an agile, product focused team delivering continuous value to our customers. You'll take a longer term view, with breadth over depth focus on our architecture. You will be embedded within product and technology team(s), engaging with a variety of stakeholders to actively solve complex technical problems.
    • Deliver visualised clarity - Create and distribute views of software and system architecture to stakeholders ensuring they are able to understand, evaluate, and reason about the architecture. Continuously monitor visual representations and update them as changes or additions are observed.
    • Frame the future - Define the architecture with future flexibility in mind whilst keeping things well bounded. Employ evolutionary architecture that supports guided, incremental change across a defined domain.
    • Ensure systemic cohesion - Design architecture that brings clarity at a high level, how significant elements fit together, and identifies the key risks to be mitigated. Use quantitative measures to ensure the fitness of the architecture is aligned to our principles.
    • Provide goldilocks governance - Champion a 'trust and verify' approach to governance that teams are operating within established principles & guardrails. Embrace Xero's decentralised approach to decision making and effectively communicate those decisions out.
    • Demystify complexity - Decompose the complexity of our domains into a manageable model that describes the boundaries of a system and exposes important details and significant constraints.Synthesise and translate complex ideas into actionable requirements and design solutions.
    • Bridge between worlds - Act as an agent of change recognising that no change happens in isolation and must engage and work with a wide range of stakeholders. Use domain and technical knowledge to help facilitate sessions and achieve a desired outcome.

How you'll do it


    • You'll employ the following capabilities to deliver desired outcomes for an area within a portfolio with guidance. You will consistently exhibit a well-rounded standard of technical judgement, innovation and execution to tackle open-ended problems. You'll reach successful decisions despite conflicting perspectives, acting thoughtfully when considering the tradeoffs.
    • Problem solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.
    • Interpersonal savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people-up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization. Builds constructive and effective relationships using diplomacy and tact. Can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
    • Business acumen - Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the Xero organization. Is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
    • Organisational agility - Knowledgeable about how Xero works and uses that to help get things done both through formal channels and the informal network. Understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Technical acumen - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously learn new technologies and technical concepts. Understands that different situations and levels may call for different technical knowledge.
    • Communication skills - Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles. Can get messages across that have the desired effect. Encourages direct and tough debate but isn't afraid to end it and move on.
    • Dealing with ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change and make decisions without having the total picture. Is comfortable when things are up in the air handling any associated risk and uncertainty.

    • About the Payments Billing and Automation team
      The Payments Billing and Automation (PBA) team's vision is to make getting paid and making payments simple, seamless and secure for small businesses. Our portfolio manages features that many customers rely on everyday such as bank reconciliation, invoices, bills, payments and data automation. We build products for global scale and continuous innovation.
      Assignment Brief
      This role is primarily focused on business data automation. Xero acquired Hubdoc in 2018 to realise our shared vision for Code-Free Accounting. Code-Free Accounting is all about finding ways to suck time out of accounting and bookkeeping work and give it back to accountants, bookkeepers, and small businesses. We want to empower our customers to spend less time on manual, repetitive tasks like data entry and more time on growing their businesses (or doing whatever else they want to do!). We want you to lead a major technology refresh of HubDoc and find innovative ways to deepen the integration with Xero. Be part of a vibrant and global architect community working on some of the biggest challenges in the company.

What you'll bring with you



    • Demonstrated experience conceptualizing and implementing large-scale web/mobile based services.
    • Hands-on experience designing distributed, event driven and/or REST based systems as well as enterprise patterns.
    • Demonstrated experience with different data stores and the rationale behind using each.
    • In-depth knowledge of cloud providers, ideally AWS but also GCP or Azure.
    • Working knowledge of agile software development methodologies.
    • Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.
    • Familiarity with data privacy and compliance requirements.

Benefits & Compensation



    • Xero celebrates diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our employees can do the best work of their lives. We are committed to transparency and to equal pay for equal work. Total compensation for this role includes a base salary of $140k-$188k, commensurate with experience, plus an annual grant of Xero shares, calculated as a percentage of base salary
    • Xero offers access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (in CA & CO only)
    • Xero will match 100% on the first 3% of 401k contributions plus 50% match on next 2% of contributions
    • Employees enjoy 21 days of paid time off per year
    • Employees also have 10 days of wellbeing leave to care for their minds, bodies, and families
    • US employees enjoy 11 paid holidays per year
    • Xero offers an industry-leading 26 weeks of parental leave at 100% pay
    • Xero offers a number of employee wellness programs, to include yoga, mindfulness and nutrition workshops, EAP, free flu shots, team meals, and a monthly wellbeing allowance

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 (add office locations here)
Flexibly, through a hybrid of in office and remote working styles
Permanently Remote
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!
Why Xero?
Diversity of people brings diversity of thought, and we like that. A collaborative and inclusive environment is important to us. Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge and support you to have fun while you do the best work of your life. We are a place where personal development, flexible working, innovation, and well-being are not just inspired but celebrated. We value our people and offer a wide range of compelling benefits and perks, including Xero shares.
Xero's collaborative culture is underscored by our values - #Ownership, #Challenge, #Beautiful, #Human and #Team - which empower us to understand and serve customers, attract top talent and continuously innovate. From the moment you step through our doors, you'll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.


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Where we are

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.

Technology we use

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

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

Volunteer in local community
Xero employees are given a day off each year to volunteer in their communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have employee run groups that focus on initiatives like wellness, culture and diversity & inclusion.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
42% of Xero's leadership team is female, while our Board of Directors maintains an equal gender balance. Xero was included in Bloomberg's 2020 Gender Equality Index report.
Unconscious bias training
All Xero employees will complete online unconscious bias training during on-boarding
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
The talent and leadership teams at Xero are committed to building diverse talent pipelines that reflect the communities we serve.
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
Mental Health Benefits
Concern EAP benefits for all employees
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
26 weeks paid parental leave.
Remote Work Program
Typically, we work from home as needed. During COVID, all employees are working remotely and have access to stipends to access the equipment they need to be successful.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Xero offers 21 days of paid time off, 10 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 10 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
Teams have budget set aside each year to support growth and up-skilling
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Xero leadership consistently reviews benefits to ensure they are competitive and allow our people to bring their full selves to work each day.

An Insider's view of Xero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You will always find someone to grab coffee or take a quick walk with. We really value being #human in the office and it’s one of the most important things that everyone in Xero does. This means empathizing, helping, listening, and being there for one another. It's what makes me love not only Xero, but the individual people within Xero too.


Workplace Experience Coordinator

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!


Senior Account Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people that are driven by purpose, who understand their role in the larger organization and make great things happen. Dependability is one of the highest traits of successful people within the Customer Experience organization. Trusting that your teammates can & will get things done is the first step to developing effective collaboration


Director, Customer Experience- Americas

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