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Solutions Architect

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

  • Define the Solution based on clients business needs and present effectively and authoritatively to client stakeholders from both technical and business backgrounds
  • Write test plans that enforce the acceptance criteria of features and keep them updated
  • Develop proofs-of-concept to validate solution feasibility
  • Identify project issues / risks and present alternatives to alleviate or resolve
  • Document comprehensive client user stories and technical constraints/requirements
  • Produce detailed component specifications and translate these into detailed designs for implementation.
  • Lead technical analysis, implementation and deployment
  • Support Project Managers in managing scope variations and risks effectively
  • Performs project assurance to validate that solution architecture aligns with the enterprise architecture;
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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.

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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 extensive industry experience. Some employers may prefer candidates with a postgraduate degree.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in a relevant field, such as information technology, information systems, software engineering or computer science.
  2. Consider advancing your skills with a postgraduate degree that focuses on systems architecture, such as a Master of Engineering (Software), or management and leadership, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  3. Gain industry experience. This can start with an internship while you’re studying. Seek roles that focus on internet technologies, programming languages and system design, such as Computer Programmer or Software Developer.
  4. Continue to develop specialised skills through IT certifications, such as Microsoft Azure Certification.

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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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