Wellington, NZ isn’t the obvious place to start a SaaS company. But Xero has built a globally distributed team of over 1800 people in product and engineering. In this episode, I chat with Mark Rees [https://www.linkedin.com/in/markrees3/], their CTO about how they scaled the org.
Learn more about:
- How he doubled his engineering team from 150 -> 300 in a year
- His approach to allocating work across a widely distributed org
- Why his team actually appreciated the introduction of standards for processes and technologies
- The unexpected benefits of publishing a machine readable service directory for the org