What is the role of an Enterprise Architect?
Enterprise architects are responsible for upkeeping and maintaining an organisations IT services and networks. They will oversee, improve, and upgrade the services, hardware and software of an enterprise by developing, coordinating, maintaining and enforcing the overall enterprise architecture. They are important as they tie the project and program strategies of the organisations and projects together.
Types of Enterprise Architect:
There are several types of enterprise architect which include:
An enterprise architect may hold qualification which include the below:
Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field
Some experience in the field is preferred
Experience in system architecture is preferred
Good technical, analytical, communication, interpersonal and project management skills
Ability to lead a team and collaborate with business and tech leaders
Experience with SQL, data sourcing, enterprise data management, modelling and business strategy.
The responsibilities of an enterprise architect are naturally incredibly varied, but include:
Developing the enterprise architecture
Coordinating and developing architecture plans and activities
Assist in aligning business and enterprise initiatives with the enterprise architecture
Advise the senior management on integration strategies
Influencing, translating, and mapping business strategy
Complex thinking and strategizing systems
Understanding of technology product, vendor strategies and products
Be able to communicate with business and tech leaders within and outside the organisation
Understanding of business needs
Be influential and trustworthy towards the business as an advisor
Understanding developers needs in line with business needs
Typical Tech stacks:
SAP Ariba, SAP Concur
BIZZdesign Enterprise Studio
Sparx Systems enterprise architect
Once EAs gain more experience their earnings will increase, and they will have the opportunities to get more certifications to progress in your role. With this you will be able toprogress to a chief enterprise architect or be the head enterprise architect in your organisation and oversee others.
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