How to Hire a Software Architect

Does your growing business need a software architect? Software architects collaborate with software engineers to design and implement new software. They may be responsible for communication with clients and determining the end user functionality that should be incorporated at the programmatic and user interface levels.

Here are some tips to help you find great software architect candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Software Architects search for Jobs on Indeed*

196,008

job seekers clicked on software architect jobs

25,319

resumes from job seekers with software architect experience on Indeed

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software architect jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $70.82 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $26.50$135.50 hourly
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Common
$26.50
$135.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Software Architect?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. An excellent Software Architect hire can help your business:

• Design and develop new software systems
• Collaborate with C-level executives to create policies and procedures
• Plan the entire project life cycle, then carry out the managerial level tasks

Skills to look for in a great Software Architect

A great Software Architect candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering or a related technical field
• Five or more years of software architecture experience
• Python, C++, Ruby, Java or the employer’s programmatic language preference
• Agile and Scrum methods
• Strategic and creative thinking
• Can clearly communicate with both tech and non-tech individuals

Writing a Software Architect job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Software Architect candidates. A Software Architect job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Software Architect jobs, such as:

• Software Architect
• Software Developer
• Senior Software Architect

Interviewing Software Architect candidates

Strong candidates for Software Architect positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Management of Software Engineers and Software Developers
• How they facilitate a rapid development cycle
• Examples of their on the job experience as it directly relates to the Software Architect position

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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