Security Engineer

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.
Due to an internal promotion, we are now looking for a Security Engineer to join our award winning Security team based in Wellington!
The primary role of the Security Engineer is to work as a member of the Security Engineering team  to ensure platform security systems are deployed, maintained and innovated in line with industry best practice and to best support the requirements of the Xero environment. 

What you'll do:

  • Work alongside the Security Engineering team to ensure security systems are deployed in a secure, automated and well documented manner
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure that systems security lifecycle is maintained
  • Develop an understanding of vendor roadmaps and release schedules
  • Evaluate and implement and automate new security technology controls and solutions
  • Ensure that security systems are deployed in line with industry best practices
  • Ensure the security solutions are operated effectively meeting agreed Service Level Objectives
  • Execute assigned security projects
  • Develop and maintain platform security system documentation
  • Work with the security operations and site reliability teams to ensure that any escalated incidents and problems are resolved in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Proactively anticipate security platform operational issues and develop preventative measures
  • Work with the wider security portfolio to ensure that good security practice exists and is promoted within the organisation
  • Ability to provide 24x7 on-call support as required
  • Maintain awareness of the changing security landscape within Xero

What you’ll bring with you:

  • Clear understanding of DevOps principles.
  • Programming language knowledge (C#, Python, Bash, Java, etc.)
  • Hands on experience public cloud environments such as AWS
  • System administration knowledge, especially Linux/UNIX
  • Understanding of web services, distributed systems, and web application development
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Hands on experience in a Security team is desirable, but not strictly required.
  • Excellent written and verbal  communication skills with the ability to interact with a variety of individuals at different levels
  • Ability to juggle many tasks and projects in a fast-moving environment 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction 
  • A drive to take ownership of problems and solve them
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Why you should become a Xero
It’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.
We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary. We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.
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: AWS C DevOps Java Linux Python Unix