What does a Technology Architect do?

Technology architects plan, design, and build IT architectural systems and solutions. They develop and implement programs and platforms, often after undertaking a high-level analysis of the organization needs and existing resources. They frequently work in close collaboration with solutions architects, developers, engineers, and other specialists. They stay informed of the latest emerging technologies so they can recommend innovative solutions that address an organization’s challenges and objectives. They create a technical roadmap plotting current and future systems, and also create documentation related to the technological infrastructure.

Technology architects typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related technical field. They should have experience planning and building comprehensive technological architecture systems. They must be detail oriented, with good project management skills. Proficiency with common programming languages is helpful.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Technology Architect Salaries

Average Base Pay

$104,851 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $105K
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Technology Architect Delivery Specialist
Aug. 18, 2021

“Nice place to grow your technical skills and develop your career”

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May 10, 2021

“Year end reviews are bad”

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Jan. 7, 2020

“Good work life balance but rock bottom salary”

Technology Architecture Delivery Analyst
Jan. 11, 2021

“Not the best pay for the job role”

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Technology Architect
May 3, 2021

“Nice people to work with”

Senior Technology Architect
Nov. 22, 2020

“Good work life balance !”

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Jan. 7, 2021

“good work life balance projects”

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Associate Technology Architect
May 7, 2021

“provides good salary package”

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