Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.We are on the lookout for a Team Lead (Technical Security Consultancy) to join the Security group, part of the wider Technology portfolio, based in either Wellington, Auckland or Melbourne.The Team Lead – Technical Security Consultants will provide leadership and direction over Technical Security Consultancy and champion the adoption of security practices and the building of secure environments within Xero.You’ll be part of a team of motivated Team Leads collaborating on initiatives to continually improve people processes for recruitment, growth, training and other areas. You’ll also work with peers in product and engineering as a cross-functional leadership team to ensure your pods have what they need to be successful.What you’ll do:Work alongside the Security Leadership team (Compliance and Risk, Education and Awareness, Engineering, Identity and Access Management and Security Operations) to provide leadership within Xero in regards to security and champion the adoption of security practices and the building of secure environmentsBuild and maintain a strong relationship with the Lead Portfolio Architect – Security Portfolio and the Security Architects ensuring the Technical Security Consultants team compliments Xeros architectural designMotivate, lead and develop a team of high performing Security Technical Consultants.Coach and mentor each of your direct reports to help them become the best versions of themselves they can be, using a variety of techniques which may include performance feedback and career development Work with the wider Xero Security Team to ensure that good security practice exists and is promoted within the organisation through the consideration of risk, compliance and operational requirementsCommunicate technical security solutions across Product, Platform and internal systems that improve Xero’s security posture and meets Xero’s business needs Continuously improve existing securityLead knowledge sharing and collaboration of technical security consultancy across XeroRepresent Xero to external-facing forums, blogs and events. Maintain strong relationships with key security vendors Maintain a high level of clear and consistent communication across all teams at XeroProvide strong leadership through people-focused tasks including recruitment, leave management, performance reviews, training and development.What you’ll bring:High E.Q. Self-aware, self-regulated, motivated and empathetic, with great interpersonal skills and a growth mind-set.Experience in building trust and credibility with stakeholders and working relationships across all levels of the business.Proven ability to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the business.Proven experience in developing and maintaining a highly motivated team of individualsExperience of leading within a product delivery environment using Lean-Agile techniquesProven ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way.Extensive IT security experience (Firewall, IPS/IDS, Configuration Management, Vulnerability Assessment, SIEM etc)Hands-on experience with IT security (threat modeling, penetration testing, incident response, network security, physical security, etc.) Software development skills (Java, C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.) AWS Experience, e.g. certification to the level of AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Understanding of web services, distributed systems, and web application developmentWhy you should become a XeroIt’s a diverse and inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. We’re a place where innovation and change are not only encouraged but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.We’re very supportive of flexible working arrangements and offer a competitive remuneration package including shares and life insurance, in addition to your base salary. We have a culture we’re proud of. Whether you’re after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority – Xero is all of that and more.Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.