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Manager, Software Engineering

Requisition Id:  259242
Business Unit:  Corporate

Portland, OR, US, 97209


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 Manager, Software Engineering, you’ll be responsible for maintaining, enhancing, designing and developing software systems responsible for all core business functions. You’ll need a strong focus on designing and maintaining robust, resilient, high performance systems and integrations due to the 24/7 business model and criticality of freight under management. Become a part of our dynamic team and we'll help you develop your career 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:

  • Lead a technical group responsible for developing software, conducting unit testing, working with assigned QA staff and/or project manager to coordinate/assist in user testing procedures. Develop documentation as appropriate
  • Provide regular feedback to direct reports to assist in their ongoing professional growth and development
  • Delegate responsibilities for development tasks and monitor employee progress to ensure development projects remain on schedule
  • Coordinate or perform installation of software systems as needed
  • Work with analysts to define software requirements and assess feasibility of designs within time and cost constraints
  • Ensure software development and system changes are performed adhering to company controls
  • Consult with other Software Engineer Managers, Infrastructure/Network Managers and Project Managers to evaluate database designs, system structures, interfaces between hardware and software, and operational and performance requirements of overall system
  • Work with on-site or internal project managers or analysts to review problems, define and test solutions, and develop reports for user management
  • Responsible for analysis of current software platforms including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant software development experience at the lead, principle, or architect level

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or related technical field
  • 2 years of development experience, managing developers spread across the world in different time zones and managing projects using agile and scrum methodologies
  • 7 years of relevant software development experience at the lead, principle, or architect level
  • Expert knowledge of Java EE (or J2EE) including EJB, Hibernate, JPA, Spring
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (DB2/UDB, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Experience with deploying software to the cloud, preferably GCP and/or Kubernetes (GKE)
  • Experience with rapid programming, agile development, software patterning, and refactoring techniques
  • Experience with creating and consuming distributed data services (REST APIs, Streaming, Eventing)

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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