An enterprise architect is someone who is responsible for making sure that a company’s business strategy uses proper technology systems architecture to achieve its goals. Enterprise architects have an enormous degree of responsibility, and typically report directly to the chief information officer (CIO). They need to keep up with the latest trends in technology and determine whether or not they would be the right fit for a company.
What you need to be an Enterprise Architect
Enterprise architect jobs typically require an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field and five to 10 years of IT experience before you can step into the role. Depending on the company, you may also need a master’s degree. To succeed in the role, an enterprise architect must have communication, analytical, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills. In a typical enterprise architect job description, you’ll find most companies are looking for someone who has experience with SQL, data sourcing, enterprise data management, modeling, business strategy, auditing and compliance. Other skills and expertise include cloud computing, system architecture, strategy development and enterprise solutions.