Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Xero NZ reaches out to the UK for skilled IT professionals

Xero NZ reaches out to the UK for skilled IT professionals


28 May 2014

Xero has taken to extending its recruitment efforts abroad as the company moves to sign-on at least 160 new developers in its Wellington and Auckland offices over the next year.

Working in partnership with Grow Wellington and IT recruiter 920 Career Agents, Xero is targeting skilled IT professionals in the UK with offers of relocation packages for successful candidates.

Xero Product Manager Andrew Tokeley says that whilst Xero is committed to growing talent at home, filling more senior roles locally has meant looking further afield.

“We’ve brought on 10 graduates in the past year through programmes like Summer of Tech and our own graduate programme and all are proving very valuable additions to the business. However, finding enough experienced IT professionals locally has been a harder task, which is why we’re pushing the boat out globally.

“New Zealand has so much to offer, which we hope will make our job of recruiting people from overseas that little bit easier. Not only do we have a beautiful country with so much to see and do from a leisure and tourism perspective, we’ve also got a close-knit tech industry and a start-up friendly environment that creates a melting pot of innovation and creativity.

“In fact, a lot of the innovation evident in Xero is a result of the depth of connections we have with local businesses, banking and financial institutions not possible in larger countries - New Zealand is where the magic begins,” Tokeley adds.

Tokeley stresses that despite its recruitment drive abroad, Xero is still keen to hear from skilled New Zealand-based IT professionals who are looking for a unique challenge within a fast-growing global business.

“Xero offers some excellent opportunities for Kiwis wanting to really boost their IT careers. The scale at which we’re working and the amount of data we’re processing presents a fascinating engineering challenge – there simply aren’t many opportunities locally to work on a product of this magnitude.

“Working with Xero also presents some great opportunities to take your skills further abroad, with development teams also located in the US and Australia.”

Xero has grown significantly within the last financial year, from 382 employees globally as at April 2013 to 758, and will continue to grow with active recruitment drives for Xero’s Melbourne, Canberra, San Francisco and New York locations, as well as here in New Zealand.

Those interested in roles at Xero can email careers@xero.com or visit www.xero.com/careers.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news