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Agile Team Facilitator

Development | Wellington, New Zealand

At Xero, we’re here to make running a business beautiful. By making small business more efficient every day, connecting them with big business technology and empowering a community behind them, their potential is limitless. When that happens, we’re not only helping small business, we’ll be building a stronger economy that can change the world.

We are looking for an experienced Agile Team Facilitator to join our Agile team and work with one to two product development teams (we call them Pods). You’ll make an impact by helping Pods implement efficient and effective software development practices and continually improve upon these so we can deliver valuable high-quality software quickly and consistently to our customers.

As an Agile Team Facilitator, you’ll be doing things like

  • Facilitating purposeful and effective Agile ceremonies and workshops that move our Pods forward
  • Working with Pods to apply the concepts and values of the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Helping Pods to maximise the impact of their chosen framework (commonly scrum or kanban) and to work at a sustainable and predictable pace
  • Supporting Product Owners and creating opportunities for them to thrive with their teams
  • Identifying and swiftly removing barriers that get in the Pods way
  • Helping Pods through the complexities of teamwork so they can collaborate effectively and truly self-organise
  • Creating an environment where Pods have tight feedback loops, access to metrics, and embrace learning and continuous improvement
  • Striving to build capability within the Pod, not dependency upon an Agile Team Facilitator
  • Working with your Agile Team colleagues to resolve organisational impediments to effective software delivery
  • Supporting your Agile Team Facilitator colleagues with developing their craft

We’re looking for people who are driven by

  • A desire to help teams and people achieve goals
  • Focusing on outcomes
  • Continuously learning and innovating
  • Being a part of successful, supportive and fun teams

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Experience in a similar role, or taking a servant-leader or informal leadership role in a team
  • A Lean-Agile mindset
  • An understanding of the values and principles that underpin Lean-Agile
  • Engaging facilitation skills
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Coaching, mentoring or training skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good judgement and high EQ
  • Personal resilience and a growth mindset
  • A personal commitment to growing and deepening your craft, and helping your teammates do the same
Joining Xero means working as part of an incredibly fast growing global company with an internationally acclaimed product, right here in Wellington.

We have an awesome workplace with perks like free drinks and snacks, coffee machines, pool tables and a gym. We truly value our people and there’s an awesome package on offer that includes competitive base salary, Xero shares, Life Insurance and other benefits too.

Now we have your attention, it’s time to catch ours!

Apply now with your CV and a cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit for the role.

Got a few questions before you apply? Contact us.