Systems Architect

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Systems Architect

The System Architect is the trained professional of IT and Telecom field. They are usually involved in the development and implementation strategy of the computer system along with the network. Systems architect is typically recognized as computer systems analysts, creates the hardware, software, and network systems.

They are responsible for implementing, maintaining, and operating these systems. Systems architects have a modified approach towards systems to meet the requirements of specific clients. They design backup procedure, troubleshoot problems, provide resolution, and ensure that systems development follows the guidelines.

System Architects can work in the multiple departments of IT and Telecom. Systems architect plan the architecture of a computer system to satisfy the client requirements. They design the modules of the systems such that it freely permit unexpected extensions in future stages.

Systems Architects think through an organizational business purpose as well as its scope, reasonable, and resources in order to find out what type of system power it requires. They also study how much data storage the business needs, and the finest user experience a company desires to create for their clients.

In a standard set-up, Systems Architects interface with multiple stakeholders in an organization to support their requirements.

Job Description

The job outlook for the Systems Architect professionals is promising over the next decade. As per BLS, around 9% of growth is likely in this field. As a Systems Architect, you plan, configure, operate, and maintain network and computer systems. They are one of the essential backbones of any organization without which productivity plan can take a hit.

A System Architects think through a business objective as well as the company size, budget, and resources to identify the type of computing power it requires. They also consider the amount of data storage the company expects, the capacity, system, and speed.

The primary goal of System Architects is to support the best user experience a company wishes to create for their customers.

The Systems Architect primarily plans a unique configuration such as hardware, software, web integration, intranet, firewalls, internet connection, servers, and security. The job responsibilities will also include installation of both software and hardware assembly during the setup along with their maintenance.

Architects perform the technical research and development for the long-term system roadmap to achieve client satisfaction. The Systems Architect confirm that client, and organizational requirements are touched apart from the contribution of technical support and guides for users.

They play a vital role in association with other developers and teams.

Some of the Essential Responsibilities Include

  • To look after total design
  • Documented steps for initiation of designs
  • Customized solution for client requirements and detailing in layman terms
  • Description of system requirement for the entire set up within an organization
  • To perform the price tag analysis for the equipment  
  • Analysis of integration limitations and to find its solutions
  • Following the standard guidelines
  • To serve the group supervision
  • To help in the maintenance of the IT systems across several locations on a periodic basis
  • To create the system backup management plan
  • Diagnosing the issue and resolving it on demand
  • To define the system upgrades and make ready for future addition without any disturbance.
  • They should have an idea for fixing the system problems in case of sudden system failure or crash

Education & Certification

To become a successful Systems Architect, you will need to have an essential degree in information technology, computer science, and related field. Certification will add up significant value to your career. Following are some of the initial certification:

  • Certified Technical Architect (CTA)
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF 9)
  • Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr)
  • ITIL Master
Systems Architect Skills Required

Skills Required

The System Architects should not only hold programming skills, but they also require business and organizational expertise. They should also be able to give tasks to other members of the IT team so that they can focus on their area of expertise.


The average salary as per payscale for Systems Architect is $107,824 per annum. Working as part-time can be a tremendous option as well. In the telecom arena, top freelance marketplaces like provides you the best atmosphere for freelance Systems Architect.

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