Product Owner - Multiple openings across new teams!

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 1 month ago

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.

We are growing! As a result we have multiple new PO roles available across our product teams in Wellington
Our teams
Our Reporting product is one of the most used features - especially by accountants and bookkeepers! This team are looking for a product owner in the financial and accounting compliance space to join a brand new team focused on the delivery of core customer needs.  Our new Mobile Platform Engineering team will strive to build a suite of best practices, tooling, products and support to enable Product and Experience teams to excel and deliver. They are an enablement team, so that means their customers are other Xero’s who use their products to simplify their development experience and enable them to focus on what matters most.

What you’ll do as a Product Owner at Xero
As a Product Owner, you will work with pods and take responsibility for the team backlog, prioritisation and delivery.  You will have a strong understanding of the requirements of our customer and be able to make clear decisions on prioritisation, minimum viable product and help the team plan and operate accordingly. This means you will own the delivery of the roadmap, product planning, and requirements for new features and improvements.
On a human level, you will motivate and guide a team of peers during the course of projects to drive delivery.  Day to day, 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

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:

  • Experience as a product owner, ideally in a Saas environment but other comparable technical exposure will also be considered
  • You’ll have experience championing your product team and you're a natural motivator 
  • You will have heaps of experience articulating ideas between both technical and non technical areas of the business
  • You’re diplomatic but great at building strong and meaningful relationships 
  • Things are constantly changing around here to you’ll also have the ability to break down complex problems, deliver real-world business outcomes and handle those changing priorities.
What you can look forward to:
Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you. Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life?
We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.
We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish.
Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!
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: Engineering User stories Wireframes