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Solutions Architect

Design and build computer systems to meet an organisation’s business needs.

What's it like to be a Solutions Architect?

As a Solutions Architect you will be responsible for assessing current computer systems, designing and developing new technology solutions and integrating software and hardware to fit the existing enterprise environment in order to address the needs of an organisation. You will need to understand how processes, operating systems and application architectures work together.

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You will be responsible for improving productivity and lowering costs for management, streamlining day-to-day activities for business users and providing a secure, stable and supportive environment for the Information Technology team.

What can I earn as a Solutions Architect?

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How to become a Solutions Architect


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To become a Solutions Architect you usually need a bachelor degree and possibly a master’s degree and approximately 3 or more years of experience with network administration or information technology systems.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of information technology, information systems, software engineering or computer science.
  2. A master's degree is usually needed for a specialisation in systems architecture, and some employers may prefer applicants to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Some employers might also require Solutions Architects to participate in certification programs and periodic training.
  3. Gain approximately 3 or more years of experience with network administration or information technology systems, or as a systems engineer / software engineer.
  4. Gain experience with Internet technologies (such as REST, Web services, JavaScript, HTTP, SSL).
  5. Become proficient in one or more of the following – Node.js, PHP, Python, Java, .Net.

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Latest Solutions Architect reviews

Latest reviews from 17 Solutions Architects surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Solution Architecture provides the satisfaction in achieving a solution that benefits people and the company
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Technology and Business
The good things
Working with people, being respected for your opinion, solving complicated problems
The challenges
People that don't listen to your options
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Nov 2018
Solutions Architect challenge yourself and be rewarded
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
The good thing about being a Solution Architect is you have a wider span of exposure in terms of the technology, systems and business units you are designing solutions to. As the middleman between bus...
The challenges
One of the challenges in becoming a solutions architect is that one should have broad exposure of multiple domains, from infrastructure, networks, security, middleware and also needs to have some busi...
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