Development Lead - Product AI


Creative and IT

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Applications Close - End of Day: 04-10-2019

$130k - $150k

New Zealand

Work type:

We’re looking for an experienced AI engineer/team lead who’ll ensure the team is challenged and supported to enable them to thrive.

At Xero, we have built an industry leading AI Product Services team that works on ways to propel us forward by using the information hidden in vast amounts of data, to help our customers make smarter decisions in running their businesses. We do this by applying machine learning and data science techniques to create beautiful products and experiences.

What’s the role?

We’re looking for an experienced AI engineer/team lead who’ll ensure the team is challenged and supported to enable them to thrive. You’ll still code and model and you’ll be sitting with the rest of the team developing robust, high quality, scalable software based on AI technologies whilst ensuring your team is up-to-date with the latest AI & ML research enabling this to be built into the products you create.

Part of your role will include coaching and mentoring as well as helping team members keep focused by facilitating team building activities and creating a positive work environment including giving honest empathetic performance feedback and helping them grow their skills and careers.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys leading others and working closely with technical product teams to deliver value.

Helping drive a culture of engagement and improvement and facilitating open productive discussions on how to get the best results in using state-of-the-art AI and ML algorithms when building AI based products our customers love will see your success in this role. You’ll spend a proportion of time on people-focused tasks, including recruitment, leave approvals and long-term planning; all the things that keep a great team running smoothly.

What we're looking for:

  • A solid understanding of AI and ML technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of some of the following: Python, JavaScript, C#
  • A passion for helping people reach their full potential, with the ability to lead, mentor and develop
  • An ability to manage sensitive people matters with discretion and professionalism
  • Extensive experience in software development, building innovative, quality software

Why working at Xero is great:

Xero’s environment is an awesome place to work and we have a diverse and inclusive culture which we’re very 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 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.

If this sounds like you, apply now with your CV and cover letter telling us why you want to join the team!

Xero is a NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and is Rainbow Tick accredited too.

Interested in this role?

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