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Lead Software Engineer, Web - Hybrid

Requisition Id:  301705
Business Unit:  Corporate

Boston, MA, US, 02452


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 Lead Engineer, Software Engineering, you will provide technical leadership, including the design, development and delivery of business technology-enabled applications, products and services. You’ll drive proficiency within teams, provide resolution to technical issues, assure best practices are followed, and assist management in meeting strategic initiatives while contributing to smooth business operations.


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:

  • Coordinates technical tasks and ensures teams are working efficiently; oversees the development/support of specific IT areas and systems, and timely delivery of projects
  • Contributes to defining new business requirements; identifies and communicates risks to the business
  • Acts as a liaison between project management, technical teams and IT leadership; assures best practices are defined and followed; drives consistency across applications and projects wherever possible
  • Manages all aspects of coding for the team – branching, code review, ensure code reusability and maintainability with constant refactoring, collaboration with Enterprise Architecture team on standards and approaches. Ultimately accountable for the quality of the code for the project.
  • Coding project deliverables

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 4 years of experience years of experience in software solutions development
  • Experience with Java 8, 11 or higher (using JPA) in building (design, development, deployment) standalone and cloud-based web apps
  • Experience with creating and consuming distributed data services (REST APIs, Messaging Buses)
  • Expert experience with the industry standard IDEs – RAD, Eclipse, Visual Studio, WebStorm, VSCode
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (DB2/UDB, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Experience with GCP, AWS or Azure – Development w/ service SDKs and deployment of apps via CI/CD tools
  • Experience with data marshalling, data transformation, and data representation technologies (Model entities, JSON, HTML, XML, Stylesheets)

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or related technical field
  • Experience with document stores e.g. Elasticsearch
  • Experience building solutions leveraging Async Messaging frameworks – e.g. TIBCO, Kafka, Kinesis, Pub/Sub, Redis
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks e.g. Angular 2+, React, Vue
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in technical settings and with internal management. Well-developed active listening and presentation skills
  • Solid knowledge of IT software development life cycle methodologies and processes, including usage of source control tools
  • Strong time management, prioritization skills, and techniques for managing customer expectations
  • Logistics industry experience

Be part of something big.


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.


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 not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

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Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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