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Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering

Requisition Id:  320244
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 Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering, you’ll be responsible for improving reliability and availability while also measuring and optimizing system performance. We are looking to grow our current team with someone who has been involved in the SRE implementation journey. This role reports directly to the Manager of Site Reliability Engineering. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and 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:

  • Utilize monitoring, alerts, and dashboards to ensure the availability, reliability and performance of applications and services
  • Drive resolution of incidents by collaborating with software engineering teams
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure 24/7/365 availability of the applications and services
  • Develop runbooks and maintain an effective knowledge base to bring faster resolution to production issues
  • Scale systems and increase reliability through automation
  • Provide guidance and support to constituent IT teams

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of experience as a site reliability engineer, software engineer, or systems engineer
  • Ability to perform extensive research and identify sources of production issues
  • Knowledge of IT software development methodologies and processes
  • Knowledge of defining, measuring, and monitoring system metrics, including SLO and SLA

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving software or systems engineering
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to program with one or more languages (ASP.NET, C#)
  • Solid knowledge of messaging frameworks (Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (MS SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
  • 1 year of Google Cloud Platform experience
  • Should have good understanding of system monitoring and alerting tools using New Relic, Zabbix, or Grafana

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.  

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

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