Xero promises 50 ‘world-class jobs’ in Wellington

JOHN ANTHONY/FAIRFAX NZ Drury says new roles will be in the areas of artificial intelligence, ‘big data’ and machine-learning. Xero plans to hire another 50 highly paid product developers in Wellington by Christmas and “potentially quite a lot more” after that. Chief executive Rod Drury said a lot of the new jobs, which would be in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning, would pay more than $100,000 and some would be “very senior”. Xero currently employs 512 staff in the city after signalling last year that some teams were near their full complement and it would ease back a bit on recruitment. About 70 per cent of the candidates Xero was currently interviewing were returning Kiwis or international expats, Drury said. READ MORE:* Hiring slow-down at Xero always part of the plan* 5 of…


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