Solution Architect Job Description

What is a Solution Architect?

A Solution Architect is charged with converting predetermined elements into a design used by architects as a blueprint. A Solution Architect seeks to balance various aspects of the project, from safety to design. Additionally, a Solution Architect researches advanced technologies and approaches regarding best practices in the field.

A Solution Architect is generally located within a large company and work alongside other professionals to bring their plans to life. They usually begin as Technical Architects and as they experience more organizational concepts within the company will become promoted to the role. A bachelor's degree is required for the position, with many holding degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related fields. Individuals with a firm holistic understanding of both the operational and scope aspects of a project tend to excel in this position.

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Example Co. is one of the leading companies in our field in the area. We're proud of our 3.6 rating on Glassdoor from our employees. We are hiring a talented Solution Architect professional to join our team. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, Example Co. is a great place to grow your career. You'll be glad you applied to Example Co.

Responsibilities for Solution Architect

  • Analyze current technologies used within the company and determine ways to improve
  • Document and monitor requirements needed to institute proposed updates
  • Work closely with Information Technology professionals within the company to ensure hardware is available for projects and working properly
  • Propose and establish framework for necessary contributions from various departments
  • Account for possible project challenges on constraints including, risks, time, resources and scope
  • Work closely with project management teams to successfully monitor progress of initiatives
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions
  • Define clear goals for all aspects of a project and manage their proper execution

Qualifications for Solution Architect

  • Project management and leadership skills are essential
  • Experience developing IT and cloud infrastructure
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures
  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture
  • Positive outlook in meeting challenges and working to a high level
  • Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes
  • Professional experience working with and analyzing computer hardware and software
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with operating systems

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