Technology Evangelist @ Xero - Home Based

Job Overview

2 months ago

Technology Evangelist

Xero - Home Based

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.

Our team, culture & values;

We describe our team as human, friendly, engaging, supportive, agile and super collaborative.

At Xero, our five values underpin everything we do: from the way we work, to how we delight and deliver to our customers.

Our values are: #Human #Ownership #Team #Challenge and #Beautiful. They create our special culture and the ‘Xero way’ that we want to foster and maintain as we scale and grow at speed. They're integral to our brand and resonate outside Xero through our ecosystem and ultimately our customers.

Whilst our engineering team are spread across the UK and work remotely, we truly make up for this with the social interaction and 'team' environment that we create.

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!

Our app partner ecosystem is a strategic asset to Xero. It's one of the largest marketplaces for business apps in the world. Connecting millions of small business customers and their advisors to over 1000 app partners that build value added integrations to the Xero platform. Our community of partners are engaged, innovative, and love working with Xero and we have big plans to keep growing that ecosystem for our customers and partners.

What we are looking for:

We are looking a Technology Evangelist to join the global Partnerships and Evangelist team! Are you an API Specialist in your current team or a Developer Advocate? We want you!

You’ll help Xero’s developer community create best in class integrations with Xero’s Platform. You will have a passion for developer experience and desire to apply creativity in the creation of code and content that educates and drives awareness for APIs and technology.

You will participate in discussions with developers to ensure API best practices during implementation and build relationships with app partners during the review and certification of their integrations. The developer evangelists team engages with developers through our open source client SDKs and will collaborate with other teams across Xero.

What you’ll do:

    • Onboard new app partners into Xero’s partner program
    • Answer technical questions from app partners building to Xero APIs
    • Certify app partner integrations to ensure they meet our high standards
    • Manage relationships with assigned app partners through Salesforce, email, and meetings.
    • Contribute towards improving developer documentation
    • Educate developers through videos, blog posts, and code samples
    • Present technical content to developers on webinars and at live events
    • Contribute towards our open source client SDKs and developer tools
    • Engage the Xero community in our forum, stack overflow, social media and GitHub

What you’ll bring:

    • 2+ years experience programming with server-side or native mobile technology
    • Proficiency in one or more programming languages: C#, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, NodeJS, Objective-C, Swift of Golang.
    • Experience building full stack web apps with developer tools, SDKs and APIs
    • Experience with the following front-end technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML
    • Experience participating in developer communities online or in person
    • Experience presenting technical topics to a developer audience preferred but not essential
    • Experience with API specifications, open source, code generation or mustache templating preferred by not essential

A snapshot of some of the things you'll get

    • Top Spec Macbook Pro or HP Z-book
    • Highly Competitive Salary
    • Employee Share Plan (own part of Xero)
    • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (plus an extra 3 days over Xmas!)
    • 10 days wellbeing leave (for sickness, emergencies and taking a mental health break)
    • Company Pension Scheme (matched contributions up to 4.5%)
    • A range of wellbeing initiatives
    • Remote & Flexible working
    • And lots more!
Why Xero?

At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package with benefits that support a range of lifestyle choices and requirements and the opportunity to participate in Xero’s success through our Long Term Incentive scheme. Xero has rapidly expanding offices in London, Milton Keynes and Manchester and our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development.

Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident committed. So, 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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