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Xero New Zealand

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Data Graduate - Auckland

The data team creates, manages and delivers a wide range of data services at Xero.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Start Date
14 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Mar 2021
Applications Close
14 May 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Media Studies
Film & TV
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Humanities (all other)
Social Work & Sociology
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
Vocational Education & Training

The role

The data team creates, manages and delivers a wide range of data services. We're Xero's centre of expertise for data architecture, data modelling, machine learning, ethical data usage, and artificial intelligence service design. 

As a graduate you'll spend the year rotating through the data team's functional areas, gaining hands-on experience into what each area does and how they work. At the end of the year, these rotations should help inform your decision about your career path at Xero. 
Along the journey, mentors will aid your personal growth and development by providing feedback and teaching technical skills. Through this process you will form strong relationships across with your colleagues and peers, equipping you for an exciting career at Xero.

What we need from you

Ideally, you'll:

  • have a passion for solving hard problems, learning new things and collaborating
  • be able to write high quality reproducible and testable code
  • be a self-starter and be comfortable taking the initiative
  • be comfortable working with teams across different time zones

We welcome prospective grads from a broad range of majors, including psychology, sociology, law, ethics, computer science, biology, physics, chemistry, maths, statistics, teaching – you get the idea!

How to apply

  • We'll need a copy of your CV, as well as links to any online projects, your website, GitHub/Stack Overflow and anything else you want to show us.
  • We'll also need a copy of your academic transcript – we know it won't be complete until the end of the year, so just send us everything so far. 
  • Instead of a cover letter, in your online application, we'll ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and your thoughts on technology.
  • You need to be a citizen or permanent resident to apply. We'll need a copy of your passport and/or visa for a start date in Feb 2022.
  • 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. 

The recruitment process

Applications open on 1 March 2021 and close 14 May 2021.

Once you've submitted your application, we'll review all entries and invite candidates to interview before making a decision. 

It might feel like a long time when you're waiting to hear back, but we will get back to you. We have a lot of applications to work through and want to spend time looking at every single one.

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.