An integration architect is someone who integrates different types of computer components and software as part of a team. The work is mostly mental and draws on many different skills. These skills include having knowledge of many kinds of technological areas (depending on the area of business), providing support for a variety of projects, and knowing how to keep different software tools running consecutively that are specific to their business operations and clients' needs.
It usually is a job that requires years of specialized engineering training and experience. They usually work with sales, engineering, and software development teams to help optimize their proper deployment strategies for their company and their goals. Some typical job duties might include performing cost projections, approving budgets, and supervising a team. They also have to be able to solve any technical issues that arise with the software or hardware. The job typically requires a flexible and adaptable mind since technology is always changing, and the need to keep oneself educated and up-to-date is absolutely essential to the job. Most integration architect jobs require several years of on the job experience.
Integration architects should usually have at least a bachelor's of science in computer science, engineering, or information sciences and technology. Any degree that is heavy in math and science is considered helpful. A master's of science in systems engineering would be the next step of education for an integration architect. It is also beneficial that integration architects be Citrix certified. Experience with many different hardware and databases is essential.
Integration Architect Tasks
Define integration architecture standards, policies, and procedures.
Provide technical leadership for developing and maintaining B2B, B2C, and A2A integration architecture.
Develop technical solutions to for stable services in accordance with company standards and requirements.
Investigate new technologies and remain abreast of industry advancements.