Career outlook for solution architect
UK Salary Ranges
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You’d lead a team and come up with computer systems to solve clients' business problems.
First, you'd work out 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 different options.
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. You'd decide what the needs and priorities are.
You’d organise the tasks of developers and software engineers to keep the project on track. You'd also offer guidance to teams and support them with certain tasks.
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
- figure out the scope of a project and decide what resources you'll need
- manage teams of developers and engineers to deliver on project goals
- motivate your team and provide guidance when they need it
- assess 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
A solution architect can be an asset to many organisations and business. In this job, you could work in many industries depending on where your interests or experience takes you. For example:
- finance, including fintech (financial technology)
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