Enterprise architects maintain information technology (IT) networks and services used by their organization. This work is typically mental, although some physical work may be required, such as driving a vehicle to destinations that require IT services. Tasks performed by enterprise architects include maintaining IT services and projects, keeping the business up to date with new technology, providing feedback to the company on IT networks and potential improvements, and working with other staff on a variety of projects. Enterprise architects interact with external customers, developmental teams within the business to work on projects, and senior IT management to help keep all IT assets run properly. A typical work day for enterprise architects consists of working full time during regular business hours.
Enterprise architects generally must have at least five to 10 years of IT experience. They also need excellent communication, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, as well as knowledge of most computer operating systems. A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field is also required, as is the ability to maintain hard drives and mainframes for a global target architecture. Experience with financial sector is a plus, as well as an master's of business administration (MBA) in education.
Enterprise Architect, IT Tasks
Determine technical needs such as hardware, software, scalability and security requirements.
Coordinate design and integration of overall architecture and parts of proposed systems with clients.
Translate business needs to develop solutions from design to technological product.
Oversee developer teams to ensure that product is delivered on time and to specifications.