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Xero New Zealand

  • #1 in All sectors
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Graduate Security Analyst - Wellington

We keep the good in and the bad out. We help developers produce secure products, defend Xero from cyber attacks, and do everything in between!

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
Creative Arts (all other)
Film & TV
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Social Work & Sociology

The role

The security of our product is fundamental to Xero. The security teams work with all areas of the business to ensure our systems are secure. We keep the good in and the bad out. We help developers produce secure products, defend Xero from cyber attacks, and do everything in between!

You'll have the opportunity to rotate within different security teams or spend one or more rotations in our core technical program. You'll be self-driven, enjoy collaborating with different teams across the business, and thrive on technical challenges. All you need is an interest in security, you don't need to have studied it.

Analyst: Security analysts focus on the less code-heavy aspects of cybersecurity. The role covers a range of duties including assessing Xero's security risks, helping Xero pass security audits, assisting in security education campaigns, monitoring Xero for cyber attacks, and being involved in security incidents by defending Xero as attacks occur. The analyst role values people with a keen eye for detail, naturally inquisitive skills, and a drive for upholding the safety of our customers.

What we need from you

Ideally, you'll:

  • have a passion for and express interest in the security and privacy of our customers like working with servers or data, and if you like to script or write code then that's a great combo
  • love problem solving, thinking on your feet, helping other people, and taking the initiative
  • enjoy investigating why things work, not just how they work
  • enjoy building solutions for other Xeros, removing pain points and making their lives easier
  • diving deep and analysing root causes of issues and potential vulnerabilities

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

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.