Software Architect

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

Software engineering architects are visionaries and planners, ensuring organizations have a software infrastructure that supports their unique business needs. With an understanding of goals and functional needs, they research and design customized software solutions, oversee development and implementation and ensure on-going functionality. With an eye to the future, they ensure that software systems are able to evolve with changing trends and emerging technologies.

Also known as: Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Publishing Systems Analyst, Software Engineer, Systems Coordinator, Systems Engineer, Application Integration Engineer
Learning Strategies
Operations Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Technology Design
Lead the development team in gaining a true understanding of specific customer needs
Shape scope of work for all project phases
Create system prototypes for designers and developers to build
Provide clarity to the development team during the design process
Review programming code through routine testing to ensure quality and efficiency
Monitor, evaluate and report all progress
Integrate products toward different systems and hardware
Meet Jon
Principal Software Architect
Beck's Hybrids
"I used to build furniture a lot over the years. Starting out with blank boards and turning that into an actual finished product. It's actually kind of somewhat related to becoming a software architect where you start out from scratch and you build up this big project until the end."
B.A. Telecommunications

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