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Jobs Listing Branding
Company Xero
Location Wellington, Wellington
Listed Fri 11 Oct, 3:01 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference R0004833
The Identity Engineer is a pivotal member of the Identity and Access team. The Identity Engineer will work with the Team Lead and the other engineers 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. This includes development, test, deployment, maintenance, support and operational activities.

You will work as a contributing member of an agile team. Your domain knowledge will guide aspects of their work. Specifically, you will:

  • Ensure Xero Platform Identity and Access solutions are deployed and managed in a repeatable, reliable manner utilising continue integration and delivery practices.
  • Be responsible for deployments which will include improving current processes and have a strong understanding of Continuous Integration/Delivery.
  • Develop software and automation as agreed with the team.
  • Administrate and work to automate AWS services like IAM, S3, Lambda, RDS, ECS, etc.
  • Provide "five star" support to our internal customers.
  • Evaluate and implement new security technology controls and solutions.
  • Ensure that security systems are deployed in line with industry best practices.
  • Develop and maintain platform security system documentation.
  • Work with the Xero Security Teams and Production Platform services 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.
  • Participate in the 24/7 oncall roster as required
  • Maintain awareness of the changing security landscape within Xero.
  • Help Xero Product teams effectively use Identity and Access solutions.
  • Work on service requests and incidents in Identity and Access team's ticketing system.
  • Be approachable and professional when it gets to communicating/working within and outside of the team.
What you'll bring with you


3+ years of industry experience in a similar role

At least 1 year of industry experience in a developer role

Industry experience using Python, and/or Javascript

Experience in using CI/CD tools and methodologies.

Experience writing technical documentation

The ability to bring new ideas to the table and a willingness to go the extra mile

Comfortable with Agile methodologies

Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-moving environment

Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build effective working relationships with others at all levels of the organisation

Comfortable with troubleshooting and administration

A drive to take ownership of problems and solve them

An interest in the Security Domain and the willingness to continuously develop your skills and knowledge in this area.


Preferred but certainly not required:


Experience with React

Successful track record of providing tooling and support for multiple development teams and/or large-scale distributed systems

Experience in scripting (JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Powershell, Bash, etc.)

Experience in providing first and second line support

Experience working with Version and Source Control Software System administration knowledge - Windows Servers, Linux/UNIX

Strong experience with AWS or other cloud technologies

Experience working with Okta

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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