Xero
Denver, CO

Product Owner at Xero

| Greater Denver Area
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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.
How you’ll make an impact:
As a Product Owner you will be working with a talented development team and responsible for executing on our product vision and roadmap by creating and delivering innovative solutions that solve real world customer problems.
 
What you’ll do:
You’ll work with customers, product managers, designers, development teams and other stakeholders to form a deep understanding of customer problems and potential solutions.
You’ll use your prioritization skills to make the right call on what needs to be addressed when and how value can be delivered as early as possible.
You’ll use your great research, analysis and decision-making skills to capture a wide range of enhancements and bug fixes and convert them into an achievable roadmap
You’ll lead a team of peers during the course of development to define milestones and ensure on-time and in-scope delivery
You’ll ensure development teams are clear about why features are prioritized and that they are motivated to build beautiful products for Xero’s customers.
You’ll be a champion for the customer by collaborating with the design team to develop user stories, wireframes, and workflows that solve real problems for our customers.
You’ll work closely with the Product Manager to ensure alignment with the global Xero roadmap.
You’ll engage regularly with other teams from the wider business, such as support, marketing, training and sales, who help bring your solution to market.
 
Success Looks like:
New features, enhancements and fixes are rolled to production regularly.
A balance of attention is given to maintenance and technical debt as to new features, ensuring that as few bugs/issues as possible emerge.
Features and improvements are in line with Xero’s overall strategy
Features and improvements meet customer needs and are decomposed into appropriately sized backlog items
Dependencies on other teams are identified and managed
Stakeholders are updated appropriately on progress, scope and releases
The pod is clear on their goals and there is enough work defined for them to be fully utilised
 
Key relationships
Development team
Other product development teams
Content team
Design team
Marketing team
Security team
Platform Services team
 
 
What you’ll bring with you:
Critical competencies
Ability to break down complex problems
Handle changing priorities
Love for building quality software that delights customers
Build effective relationships across the business
Authenticity, diplomacy and drive
Ownership and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Roadmap visualization
Experience
Previous experience in software delivery (2+ years)
Communication, relationship building and stakeholder management
A solid track record of addressing customer needs through the use of technology
Experience working with a Scrum team to define user stories and acceptance criteria
Experience with accounting a bonus
 
 
 
 
 

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, 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
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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)
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, 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

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.

Carissa

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!

Sophia

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

Raphael

Director, Customer Experience- Americas

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team is responsible for ensuring every Xero has a voice and an opportunity to influence: upward, downward and horizontally. There are very few constraints for people who have bright ideas, the right values, and the passion to make things better. Every Xero has access to leadership and opportunities to impact strategy in very direct ways.

Josh

Talent Experience Manager- Americas

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