What does a Data Architect do?

Database architects help companies looking to grow and expand into new marketplaces. They create and manage large and expensive electronic databases that store and organize vast amounts of data. Working closely with software designers and analysts, they create comprehensive databases that may ultimately be used by hundreds and thousands of people. Database architects study the employer’s needs and assess the current data infrastructure by discussing usage and needs with employees and users to determine what changes in the database need to be made.

Database architects prepare and map out how the electronic database should look and function. They oversee and partake in the creation of the database using coding skills to write code and create the database. When completed they troubleshoot for problems and locate and correct bugs or oversights. Throughout the process, they keep in close contact with employees at the company to ensure ease of use and it meets expectations. Database architects have a bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology, or another related field.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Data Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$118,868 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$83K
Median: $119K
$169K
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Data Architect Career Path

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FiservFiserv
Data Architect
Dec 20, 2020

“My manager is great at handling the intricacies while I am learning a ton of new things each day.”

Michelin North AmericaMichelin North America
Senior Data Architect
Feb 14, 2021

“personal and career development programs”

MAERSKMAERSK
Senior Data and Information Architect
Mar 6, 2021

“Good salary and perks.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Delivery Architect
May 17, 2021

“Work Culture is good and I like it.”

University of Alabama at BirminghamUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Database Architect
Nov 20, 2019

“pay is not competitive”

Affluent Global ServicesAffluent Global Services
Senior Data Architect
Jun 17, 2021

“No benefits all you have to pay from your CTC”

Franklin Templeton InvestmentsFranklin Templeton Investments
Senior Data Architect
Oct 26, 2020

“Slow promotion progress in higher experience role”

GlobantGlobant
Senior Data Architect
Feb 11, 2021

“The Salaries is not the best”

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