Career outlook for solution architect
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
As a solution architect you’d use your knowledge of technology to consult with clients and solve their business problems.
Start by consulting with clients to identify what issues they’re facing and what you can do to help them meet their goals. You’d think outside the box to come up with ideas and consider various options that would solve their problems.
Once you’ve presented the options to your clients you decide on which idea to put into action. It’s then your job to plan, design and develop the technical solutions, deciding what the requirements and priorities are.
You’d work with developers and software engineers to organise their tasks and make sure the project runs smoothly. Providing guidance to teams and supporting them with certain tasks might also be expected.
What you might do:
- Work with clients and businesses to understand any issues and concerns
- Come up with practical solutions to technical problems and present these to clients
- Determine the scope of a project and decide on what resources are needed
- Coordinate teams of developers and engineers to deliver on project goals
- Motivate your team and provide guidance when they need it
- Determine potential risks and have solutions in place to mitigate them
- Keep up to date with latest technology and software
- Test software to make sure it works the way it’s expected to
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- Building relationships
- Verbal communication
- Working with technology
- Written communication
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Taking responsibility
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