Principal Data Architect - Hybrid

Requisition Id:  358334

Charlotte, NC, US, 28277


Solutions driven success.


RXO brings together massive capacity, cutting-edge technology and industry-leading expertise to keep shippers and carriers ahead of the marketplace. At RXO, we’re looking for innovative and collaborative employees who are committed to solving our customers’ challenges. We know we can do big things when we work together – so join us on our mission to disrupt the industry. 


As the Principal Data Architect, you will be responsible for setting the strategy, technical direction and driving adoption of our next-generation data platform. This highly visible position will be left and center as we continuously modernize the data platform and the way we think about and apply data in building solutions across our product landscape. You will be responsible for designing a scalable, extensible, and comprehensive data ecosystem to support the overall RXO data strategy.


Pay, benefits and more.

  • Full health insurance on day one (medical, dental and vision)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) option with company match
  • Education assistance
  • Company paid holidays
  • Paid-time-off (PTO)


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Define technical direction and roadmap for data strategy and eco-system and overseeing the implementation and solution
  • Manage the continuous journey to modernize our data platform and our approach towards applying data in building solutions across our product landscape.
  • Develop architectures for highly scalable and fault tolerant applications leveraging the modern relational, document and data lake house technologies.
  • Establish consistent data standards, reference architectures, patterns, and practices across the organization for both OLTP and OLAP (Data warehouse, Data Lake house) MDM and AI/ML technologies
  • Collaborate with and influence solution architects, engineering, and delivery teams to adopt enterprise data architecture and specifications in products
  • Provide architectural oversight for systems and projects that are required to be reliable, scalable, highly available 99.999% uptime, and maintenance

What you need to succeed at RXO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 8 years of experience in a related field
  • Deep expertise in Data engineering capabilities involving architecture, modeling (physical and logical), data governance, storage, security, resilience, and replication
  • Experience in data integration, interoperability, metadata management and data quality solutions
  • Experience in designing and building large scale, enterprise systems in a high available, scalable, performant, and distributed environment
  • Experience working with cross functional teams migrating data to the cloud and in delivery of new products or services
  • Ability to influence with persuasion within the data landscape
  • Strong presentation, writing skills and thought leadership

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Enterprise data architecture, Data management and Data strategy
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Cloud database technologies
  • Solid knowledge in Google cloud data technologies
  • Understanding of distributed/microservice-style/event driven based application architectures
  • Working in the transportation and freight services business domain would be a plus
  • Ability to lead teams by influence




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: Charlotte