A Senior Systems Architect develops, implements, and maintains servers as per an organization’s goals. The individual assesses the requirements of customers and businesses, designs documents, and comes up with architectural approaches. Architects provide technical advice for software development. An architect will also assume the role of a technology expert in addressing issues related to systems, compatibility, and software integration.

They need to have strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

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Job description

Senior System Architects need to understand an organization’s current server architecture, standards, future technology plans thoroughly, and recommend emerging trends for both hardware and software infrastructure according to their research.

Senior System Architects need to analyze and provide reviews on the magnitude of shortcomings and shortages in information systems, approaches to mitigate risks, resolve security alerts, and preempt possible adverse outcomes of identified weaknesses. Architects help teams in making them use technology appropriately. They make suggestions to clients by providing them with an IT strategy and a vision for implementing enterprise architecture services.

Included in architects responsibilities are diagnosing production problems and providing technical, strategic and procedural support to their organizations. They also assist in resolution implementation.

Moreover, they provide direction to activities and assess system designs to ensure that solutions will perform satisfactorily regarding security, maintainability, and scalability.

Finally, they help in preparing white papers and in providing technology and product analysis.

Future of Senior System Architects

When Senior System Architects gain adequate experience, they can advance to assume roles, such as senior architects, or they could specialize in a niche field, such as security or finance.

Alternatively, they could shift to project management roles in IT departments or become consultants.

Educational qualifications and requirements for Senior System Architects

System Architects need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or other related technical disciplines. They would need to be experienced in assessing, designing, development, and deployment of large applications.

They need to thoroughly understand and have experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). They should be conversant with IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

They should be able to communicate with both technical and non-technical users after understanding their needs.

Salary of a Senior System Architect

The salary of a Senior Systems Architect in the United States is $128,438 per year, according to ziprecuiter.com.

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