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Principal Architect, Enterprise Architecture

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: XPO Logistics


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Principal Architect, Enterprise Architecture, you will be responsible for understanding business needs, driving requirements, proposing solutions, and overseeing the successful implementation of enterprise-wide data exchange and system integration solutions. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.


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:

  • Self-starter, working both independently and as part of a team, requires little or no guidance.
  • Design and deliver scalable integration solutions, covering all facets of the life cycle including development, runtime and operations
  • Provide engineers with conceptual and logical designs; provide design guidance and guardrails and support the team during the delivery
  • Evaluates and advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities in moderately complex situations
  • Brings forward solution recommendations for review and validation
  • Leads PoC’s, PoV’s to validate and demonstrate solution options
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications
  • Conduct research on new and emerging technologies for practical application to business problems in the context of assigned work effort
  • Provide leadership by developing guidance around middleware-based integration architecture, strategies, guidelines and standards

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 5 years of IT industry experience in the architecture domain
  • Experience with EDI/MFT, API management system design, implementation and operations.
  • Experience with common transmission protocols, file formats, canonical structures and tools including HTTP, REST/SOAP, XML/XSLT/XSD/WSDL, JSON, XML, XSLT, EDI, AS/2 and SQL
  • Experience with one or more Integration middleware products and commercial translators: IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, Dell Boomi, Apigee, Talend etc.,
  • Extensive expertise in utilizing event-driven and messaging platforms such as queues, subscriptions/topics (JMS, MSMQ, MQSeries and Service Bus)

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Knowledge of business process automation, service enablement (API management/gateways), ESB messaging for real-time data propagation, service-oriented architecture (SOA) for information sharing, and Extract, transfer, and Load (ETL) for data staging and movement
  • Familiarity with integration best practices including routing, filtering, transformation/enrichment, batching, encoding, optimization, correlation, and standardization/normalization
  • Familiarity with information security and protection of data in motion and at rest (encryption, transport, and message security)
  • Availability to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings and weekends, occasional travel
  • Experience working in logistics and supply chain management industry  

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of world-class 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.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.


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. Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

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