Technical grad program | 2023 grad program

Technical grads complete four three-month rotations, working with teams across the business in their chosen field.

What is the technical grad program?

If you want to navigate your way into a career as an engineer, security specialist, data specialist or Salesforce engineer, the technical grad program is the place for you.

All technical grads complete four rotations consisting of three months each. They give you the opportunity to experience working in different teams on a wide range of tech stacks and products. The rotations are typically across full stack, front-end, back-end, mobile, and data reliability. You’ll get an opportunity to diversify your skills, meet new people and better understand how the business operates. Your first rotation will be decided before you start at Xero, but you’ll be able to have more input about which areas you rotate into.

The grad program offers training and development, as well as specialist managers, buddies and a grad team network to support and help you with creating a professional development plan throughout your grad year.

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Graduate engineers

Graduate engineers work with front-end and back-end teams, enhancing functionality, new feature innovation, site and data reliability, architecture, and more.

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Graduate security engineers

Graduate security engineers build security infrastructure, ensure correct internal access management, ensure code is built with security at its core, and build defences against external threats.

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Graduate security analysts

Graduate security analysts help assess Xero’s security risks and pass security audits, assist with security education campaigns, monitor Xero for cyber attacks, and are involved in security incidents by defending Xero as attacks occur.

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Graduate Salesforce engineers

Graduate Salesforce engineers work with different teams across the Salesforce platform. This can include technologies like APEX, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, SOQL, Flows, Process Builder and more.

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Data graduates

Data graduates work in the data team’s functional areas, getting hands-on experience in each area and learning how they work. The data and insights department is Xero’s centre of expertise for data architecture, data modelling, machine learning, ethical data usage, and artificial intelligence service design.

Got more questions?

Check our FAQ page for details about the grad programs and answers to some common questions.

Get the inside story at a grad event

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Come along to one of our virtual or face-to-face events to meet some past grads and our grad team, and get a true understanding of life at Xero. Check for coming events here.