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Principal Architect, Enterprise Architecture

Requisition Id:  237229
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. 


Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we invest over $450 million in technology every year so that we can continue to develop state-of-the-art solutions for our customers. 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. 


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 solutions, covering all facets of the software development life cycle including development, runtime and operations
  • Understand business needs and translate them into actionable technology initiatives & architecture technology roadmap
  • Work closely with the product and functional teams to create delivery roadmap for platform engineering
  • Provide engineers with conceptual and logical designs; provide design guidance and guardrails to support the team during the delivery
  • Brings forward solution designs and recommendations for review and validation. Articulate the tradeoffs between time, cost, complexity, and quality when making decisions
  • Peer reviews solution designs and recommendations for validation
  • Conduct research on new and emerging technologies for practical application to business problems in the context of assigned work effort; Leads PoC’s, PoV’s to validate and demonstrate solution options
  • Develops technology strategies and publishes best practices and design standards
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications
  • Evangelize and champion the architecture process, standards, outcomes and ongoing results
  • Oversee and review work products of others; coach others to promote knowledge sharing and professional growth

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 in the architecture domain
  • Show demonstrated experience in microservices, and event driven architectures
  • Show demonstrated expertise in Linux, Docker, GCP/AWS/Azure, Kubernetes (GCP/GKE desirable), Service Mesh (Istio desirable), API Management (Boomi or Apigee desirable)
  • Expert level understanding of messaging middleware, pub-sub architectures, asynchronous computing, and producer-consumer abstractions.

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Experience working in the transportation and freight services business domain is a plus
  • Hands on experience in C#, ASP. NET, .NET Core, .NET Framework, MVC, Web API, JS framework (jQuery, AngularJS), MS SQL Server, No SQL, REST, version control with Git
  • Functional understanding of CI/CD and automation tools (Team City, Octopus, Jenkins, Terraform)
  • Functional understanding of IT monitoring, logging, alerting, and general operations.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise authentication and authorization frameworks (OIDC, OAuth2, SAML, Fed, Kerberos etc.,) and RBAC/ABAC policies

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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