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.
Chief Architect, IT Tasks
Design new information technology systems.
Ensure architectural integrity and consistency across the entire product.
Conceive, experiment with, and present architectural approaches for information technology and systems, including software, hardware, and processes, in support of business needs.