Chief Architect, IT Salary
|Salary||$101,786 - $190,335|
|Bonus||$4,785 - $36,276|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $40,268|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$105,112 - $212,000|
Job Description for Chief Architect, IT
Chief information technology (IT) architects are responsible for the IT infrastructure of an organization. They lead the development and delivery of strategic technology solutions that fit the business' needs. Additionally, they are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating business systems and user needs. Chief IT architects work closely with a variety of product and business owners to help understand and clarify business requirements. Additionally, they collaborate with other teams and architects in their organization. Another responsibility of theirs is helping guide technology investments at many different levels in an organization. Chief architects' work hours may vary, and they usually work indoors in an office setting; however, this may vary by organization.Read More...
Chief architect must have strong architecture and design skills, as these are the primary skill that they rely on. They need to be knowledgeable about performance tuning and scalability, as well as have experience leading and mentoring junior developers. It is essential that chief architects have some experience estimating capacity and work effort needed for IT tasks. A wide degree of creativity is expected in this job, as is an excellent understanding of software development and the ability to write code in at least one programming language. Chief IT architects generally have at least a technology- or business-related bachelor's degree (such as business administration, computer information systems, and computer science). A master's degree generally is preferred. Chief architects usually need at least 10 years of technology architectural design and planning experience across a variety of technology. At least five years of management experience may be preferred.
Chief Architect, IT Tasks
- Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for information technology and systems, including software, hardware, and processes, in support of business needs.
- Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
- Design new information technology systems.
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Pay by Experience for a Chief Architect, IT has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Architect, IT with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Architect, IT with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Chief Architect, IT which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 117 salaries. A Chief Architect, IT with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $164,000 based on 103 salaries.
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