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Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

A tough but rewarding career.

What's it like to be a Solutions Architect?

Tasks and duties

  • Lead consultative engagements with clients on technical and business challenges
  • 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;

What can I earn as a Solutions Architect?

The most common salary  for a Solutions Architect is between $150k and $170k
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Duration 3 yrs - 6 yrs
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How do Solutions Architects rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Solutions Architects surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
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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What are the job opportunities for Solutions Architects?

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Job opportunities

Solutions Architect jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
21%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Software and Applications Programmers
Latest Solutions Architect jobs on SEEK
Kelly Government Solutions
Lismore & Far North Coast
Kelly Services is looking to Engage with a Technical Solutions Architect with Strong experience within IT Infrastructure for one of clients.
Davidson Technology
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
This role requires a Solution Architect with work experience in the security domain and strong stakeholder engagement skills.
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC)
ACT
Permanent position for a Solution Architect to join CSC!
SPELLER INTERNATIONAL - SAP Resourcing and Recruitment
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
One of our well known clients is looking for an experienced SAP Solution Architect with a strong background in Utilities for a 12 month contract
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