Graduate Salesforce engineers

Graduate Salesforce engineers work with different teams across the Salesforce platform.

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The role

Salesforce engineers build, scale and maintain Xero’s Salesforce products and services. This includes one of New Zealand’s most complex Salesforce environments.

You’ll have the opportunity to work across Xero’s Salesforce teams and collaborate with the wider Xero engineering and business teams to build beautiful solutions and services at scale across the Xero sales, digital marketing and customer success ecosystem. If you enjoy learning and want to be part of a growing team building and optimising Xero’s Salesforce technology, then we want to hear from you.

As a grad, you’ll get to rotate through different teams across the Salesforce platform. You’ll work closely with experienced colleagues to deliver excellent and sustainable solutions using a modern approach to software engineering. You’ll work with technologies like APEX, Visualforce, Lightning Web Components, SOQL, Flows, Process Builder and more. We’ll support you on your way to becoming a Salesforce engineer in your first year.

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What we’d like to see from you

You’ll have a passion for writing code, learning, sharing ideas, and be keen to work in an agile environment. We welcome grads with any qualification, not necessarily a university degree.

Ideally you’ll:

  • enjoy problem-solving and collaborating with a team with diverse experiences and backgrounds to achieve the best outcomes for your work
  • take a logical and proactive approach to your learning and work
  • be a great communicator who enjoys working in agile teams
  • be keen to continuously learn and grow your skills and support your team members

If this sounds like you, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

Due to the number of applications we receive, we ask that you only apply for one role in one location. Please take some time to research each opportunity available before submitting your application.

If you’re invited to a grad day, it will include technical and soft skills interviews, as well as group and individual challenges.

Applications open on 28 February 2022 and close on 20 May 2022.

Graduate Salesforce engineer: Auckland

Graduate Salesforce engineer: Wellington

The application process

You’ll progress through the application process in these stages.

Step 1: Submit CV and meet eligibility criteria

The first thing you need to do is meet the eligibility criteria.

Our eligibility criteria for the graduate program are:

  • Full-time working rights
  • Fewer than 12 months professional working experience in relevant industries
  • Availability to start full-time in February 2023

Our eligibility criteria for internships are:

  • Availability for full-time work from November 2022 through to February 2023
  • Be in your penultimate year of study in your chosen field

When you apply, your CV will only be used to verify your eligibility and won’t be used for screening purposes.

Step 2: Complete a values assessment

Once you’ve met the eligibility criteria, you’ll be invited to complete a values assessment. Find out more about Xero’s values.

Step 3: Complete behavioural and skills assessments

Then you’ll be asked to complete a behavioural assessment, which you can practice here, and a technical skills assessment (30–90 minutes).

You’ll also need to complete a HackerRank test, which you can practice here. While it’s not all about the test results, this is a language-agnostic testing platform that helps us understand what level and range of skills you currently have.

Step 4: Record a short video interview for our team

Next, you’ll be invited to pre-record a video interview for our team.

If your video interview is successful, you’ll be invited to attend a grad day.

We’ll review all applications before making a decision so you can expect to hear from us in June 2022.

Step 5: Attend the virtual grad day

The grad day is a half-day virtual event where you’ll be assessed across three different activities: an interview, a technical assessment, and a group activity. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about Xero and the grad program, and meet some previous grads.