Product Owner - Work on the Xero SaaS!

Auckland, 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.
This is a rare opportunity to join a high profile initiative in its early days, that has the capacity to fundamentally change the way accountants and bookkeepers interact with Xero. As Product Owner, you'll play a key role in shaping the delivery of this important initiative, whilst proactively communicating progress to your stakeholder group.  Working with a skilled team of software developers and designers, you'll use your strong agile mindset and your pragmatic decision making to navigate past obstacles and ensure value is delivered early and often.

This is what you’ll be doing:

  • Be part of a cross-functional forward-thinking product team and work with customers, our dev teams and other stakeholders to deeper understand the problems we’re solving
  • Use your prioritisation skills to make the right calls on what needs to be addressed when and how value can be delivered as early as possible
  • Use your great research, analysis and decision-making skills to juggle a range of enhancements and fixes that will come your way into an achievable roadmap
  • Develop your Agile mindset to lead a team of peers to develop features that deliver to business outcomes while ensuring there's a shared understanding of the value they bring to customers
  • Effectively manage communication during the release of solutions and beforehand with key stakeholders on development progress, scope and any roadblocks

We are looking for people with:

  • Experience delivering technically challenging software projects in a comparable role
  • Confidence to make the right calls
  • Hands-on experience with Agile processes and principles
  • A passion for creating products that solve real customer problems
  • An open and effective communication style and the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • A “can-do” attitude with authenticity, diplomacy and drive

Why working at Xero is great
Xero’s environment is an awesome place to work: we have a diverse and inclusive culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family, sport or side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.
We're a huge part of the small business and development communities and you'll find Xeros attending and speaking at conferences and hosting meetups. We're really open in our discussions at Xero, from the latest product management thinking to improving diversity and inclusion.
At Xero, we trust you to build to the best of your ability and will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish. We also encourage flexible working hours and arrangements that allow you to balance your life and passions. As part of our awesome package you’ll get Xero shares, Life Insurance and enhanced leave as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks like a great social club and sports teams you can join, free fruit, soft drinks and espresso coffee, as well as video games, pool and ping pong tables.
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 tags: Product management Research