What does an Enterprise Architect do?

An enterprise architect is responsible for the entire infrastructure of the company's IT platform. They are responsible for ensuring that the platform meets the company's needs. A few of the main duties of an enterprise architect are designing processes, documenting essential IT procedures, tracking project progress, and maintaining a security focus. They also have to collaborate with other teams to design the correct systems. Some of the jobs titles that an enterprise architect could grow into are director of IT and chief information officer.

An enterprise architect should have 2 years of experience in IT as well as a bachelor's degree in computer science. One of the most important skills that an enterprise architect will have is the ability to use big data. Another skill is knowledge architectural methodologies and frameworks as the enterprise architect will need to be able to implement strategies effectively.

  • Work closely with other architects
  • Implement a business plan with a vision
  • Ensure that a security focus is implemented
  • Work with sales to implement new ideas
  • Provide technical support to sales team
  • Research emerging trends and ideas
  • Evaluate new technologies that can be implemented
  • Create processes to improve business efficiency
  • 2 years of experience in IT
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly
  • Ability to solve problems effectively
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Proven knowledge of system architecture
  • Ability to create a secure platform
  • Ability to work well in a team
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Enterprise Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$125,623 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$96K
Median: $126K
$164K
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Enterprise Architect Career Path

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Enterprise Architect Insights

Read what Enterprise Architect professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
WSO2WSO2
Associate Director Solutions Architecture
Feb. 25, 2020

“You'll find a very colaborative place to work and some great people and professionals.”

SearsSears
Solution Architect
Aug. 15, 2021

“i have been working from past 5 years and very good company to work and good learning.”

WiproWipro
Enterprise Architect
Apr. 15, 2021

“4. Fantastic opportunities to work in any industry anywhere in the world and to develop skills.”

xMattersxMatters
Solution Architect
Dec. 15, 2020

“It still is the best Enterprise grade software in this space and I believe in it wholeheartedly.”

Hitachi VantaraHitachi Vantara
Enterprise Architect
Nov. 9, 2021

“Highly porous culture where discussions in close room meetings gets leaked outside with interesting versions.”

AppirioAppirio
Presales Solutions Architect
Jun. 27, 2020

“It is one of the best companies if you want to start your career in Salesforce CRM technology.”

BoschBosch
Solutions Architect
Aug. 20, 2021

“No career growth specially if you are or want to go Technical route in your career.”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Solutions Architect
Dec. 31, 2019

“Negotiate well when you get an offer because it may be the last salary review you will get.”

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