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Architect, Enterprise Architecture

Date: Nov 14, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60601

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 Architect, Enterprise Architecture, you’ll be responsible for defining, upholding, and communicating the best vision possible of the IT architecture that supports business strategies. Become a part of our growing, 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:

  • Formulate the best possible technical direction for XPO in an iterative fashion by keeping in context 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
  • Support end-to-end technologies related to applications and data, including distributed and web applications, mainframe 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, and facilitate adoption by the project teams in a timely manner, subject to technology availability and project deadline constraints
  • Provide support to project teams by assisting with training, mentoring, troubleshooting and testing new technologies

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of IT experience with extensive transportation industry experience
  • Broad IT experience spanning the solutions, information, integration and technology domains; ability to function as an architect in one or more of these 4 domains, as well as perform the more strategic functions
  • Knowledge of industry standard processes (SDLC, CMMI, change management, ITIL), methodologies, standards and best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to create complex formulas in Excel

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Master's degree
  • Ability to quickly learn and achieve proficiency in new software applications

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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