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Senior Architect, Enterprise Architecture

Requisition Id:  228685
Business Unit:  Brokerage

Chicago, IL, US, 60601


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 Senior Architect, Enterprise Architecture, you’ll lead the design effort on a variety of projects in a collaborative, results-driven environment. You’ll design innovative solutions to real market problems and analyze and translate business and technical requirements into architecture design that outlines solutions which integrate applications, systems and platforms. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.


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.
  • Provide engineers with conceptual and logical designs; provide design guidance and guardrails and support the team during the delivery
  • Provide clear and valuable documentation to support the team and communicates it effectively
  • 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
  • Effectively meet deadlines and release schedules
  • Develops and publishes best practices and design standards
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications
  • Provide technical expertise and support related to cloud architectures, deployment and operations
  • Conduct research on new and emerging technologies for practical application to business problems in the context of assigned work effort

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2 years of experience architecting and developing scalable, distributed or web-based applications and architecture experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Experience with multiple IT disciplines
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the business
  • Strong analytical and communication capabilities
  • Experience building distributed/service oriented/microservice-style based application architectures
  • Hands on experience in C#, ASP. NET, .NET Core, .NET Framework, MVC, Web API
  • Solid understanding in Cloud computing & Virtualization technology preferably GCP as well as experienced in migrating applications to the cloud
  • Familiar with extreme programming, test driven development, pairing, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and related techniques
  • Experience working in the transportation and freight services business domain

 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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