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Head of Enterprise Architecture

Date: Jul 8, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we invest over $450 million in technology every year so that we can continue to develop state-of-the-art solutions for our customers. Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a fast-growing global company? As the Enterprise Technical Architect, you will be responsible for defining, upholding and communicating the most beneficial vision of the IT architecture that supports the company’s business strategies. You will also provide support in the solutions, information, integration and technology architecture domains. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Develop the best possible technical direction for XPO, keeping in mind existing technologies and business systems, current project needs, future business requirements and emerging technology trends
  • Select technologies and tools for defining procedures, standards and guidelines, and implement key technical groundwork building blocks; advise on technical strategies and translate business requirements into technical solutions
  • Maintain responsibility for end-to-end technologies related to applications and data, including distributed and web applications, middleware, presentation, integration, data stores, database decision support, coding languages, development environments and platform choices
  • Create and communicate the relevant technologies, tools, procedures, standards and guidelines; facilitate adoption by the project teams in a timely manner
  • Provide support to project teams by assisting with training, mentoring, troubleshooting and testing new technologies; mentor project teams and end users on enterprise architecture blueprint and domain reference architectures
  • Review project deliverables to ensure they are architecturally sound and achieve the greatest degree of fit with the desired architectures
  • Identify project risks and issues; determine severity/probability and strategies for dealing with risks; monitor progress of issue resolution and negotiate solutions, as necessary

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field
  • 10 years of IT experience with extensive transportation industry experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to function as an architect in one or more of these 4 domains: solutions, information, integration and technology; knowledge of industry standard processes (SDLC, Agile), methodologies, standards and best practices
  • Strong fluency of .Net based applications/platforms; .NET, nodejs, javascript, Microservices, Azure, redis, Domain Driven Design (DDD), NoSQL, Oracle, distributed design, auto-scaling, containers, docker, cloud design patterns, twelve-factor app, DevOps, cloud-native, API, REST, SOAP, oAuth2, SAML, AWS, GCP, PaaS, SaaS, AppEngine, AppServices, ElasticCache, performance, Agile, RDBMS, concurrency

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master’s degree
  • Availability to travel occasionally
  • Leadership and project management training
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision or in a team environment
  • Solid aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources

Be part of something big. #ZR5 #LI-PP1


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago