What does an Enterprise Architect do?
Enterprise Architects work to improve a company’s efficiencies and organizational structure by building a new IT infrastructure and improving their current one. They build a clear strategy and direction for how to integrate a business’ current information programs and applications to increase productivity and structure in the workplace. Enterprise Architects also design, coordinate and manage the organization’s architecture models to help it perform more effectively and enhance their technology processes.
They’re also responsible for evaluating the systems engineering and talent recruiting processes of an organization to spot any vulnerabilities or discrepancies in their system. Enterprise Architects will create training materials to improve employees’ awareness and knowledge of these systems so they can use these computer systems more effectively.
Enterprise Architect skills and qualifications
An Enterprise Architect mostly relies on their technical skills to perform tasks related to the incorporation of an IT system. People in the Enterprise Architect position need analytical skills to detect and solve problems. They work with others using professional communication skills with customers and coworkers. Employers seek these qualifications:
- Project management abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Working with and staying within a budget
- Understanding business models
- Apply systems thinking
- IT strategic development skills
- Understanding and performing operational tasks
Enterprise Architect salary expectations
An engineer makes an average of $144,813 per year. Salary may depend on level of experience, education and the geographical location.
Enterprise Architect education and training requirements
The role of the Enterprise Architect needs someone who has completed an architecture Bachelor’s degree in either business, data, application, network or security architecture. A Master’s degree in enterprise architecture is essential for the job. Continuing education is necessary to maintain a person’s current IT knowledge and skills and how they apply to an ever-changing technological environment. Ongoing education upgrades include business process design for strategic management. Qualification for being licensed as an Enterprise Architect includes passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The purpose of this test is to measure a person’s knowledge of structure, planning and building structures.
Enterprise Architect experience requirements
Enterprise Architects have studied as an apprentice under a Master Architect’s guidance. For valuable on the job experience, many Enterprise Architects research and work while being in an apprenticeship program for at least two years. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) oversees the Intern Development Program (IDP), where students of the trade must study an apprenticeship program approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
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