What does a Principal Enterprise Architect do?

An enterprise architect is responsible for the entire infrastructure of the company's IT platform. They are responsible for ensuring that the platform meets the company's needs. A few of the main duties of an enterprise architect are designing processes, documenting essential IT procedures, tracking project progress, and maintaining a security focus. They also have to collaborate with other teams to design the correct systems. Some of the jobs titles that an enterprise architect could grow into are director of IT and chief information officer.

An enterprise architect should have 2 years of experience in IT as well as a bachelor's degree in computer science. One of the most important skills that an enterprise architect will have is the ability to use big data. Another skill is knowledge architectural methodologies and frameworks as the enterprise architect will need to be able to implement strategies effectively.

  • Work closely with other architects
  • Implement a business plan with a vision
  • Ensure that a security focus is implemented
  • Work with sales to implement new ideas
  • Provide technical support to sales team
  • Research emerging trends and ideas
  • Evaluate new technologies that can be implemented
  • Create processes to improve business efficiency
  • 2 years of experience in IT
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly
  • Ability to solve problems effectively
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Proven knowledge of system architecture
  • Ability to create a secure platform
  • Ability to work well in a team
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Principal Enterprise Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$169,326 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$135K
Median: $169K
$212K
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Principal Enterprise Architect Career Path

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Read what Principal Enterprise Architect professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
WSO2WSO2
Associate Director Solutions Architecture
Feb 25, 2020

“You'll find a very colaborative place to work and some great people and professionals.”

URS SystemsURS Systems
Technical Architect
Sep 16, 2020

“I am working in URS Systems from past 1.5 years and everything is nice and comfortable.”

SearsSears
Solution Architect
Aug 15, 2021

“i have been working from past 5 years and very good company to work and good learning.”

EPAMEPAM
Solution Architect
May 24, 2021

“There is well defined process and standards for end to end delivery of customer projects with best quality.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Solution Architect
Jan 31, 2021

“One of the best companies to work where they invest in people learning and career growth.”

FRISSFRISS
Senior Solutions Architect
Aug 13, 2021

“I have made some incredible friends at FRISS and look forward to a long career here.”

WiproWipro
Enterprise Architect
Apr 15, 2021

“4. Fantastic opportunities to work in any industry anywhere in the world and to develop skills.”

xMattersxMatters
Solution Architect
Dec 15, 2020

“It still is the best Enterprise grade software in this space and I believe in it wholeheartedly.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a principal enterprise architect

When working as a principal enterprise architect, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Oracle ERP Cloud, AWS Certified, Azure, Restful APIS, and Cloud Architecture.

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The most common qualifications to become a principal enterprise architect include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.