If computers are the big brains that make the modern world think, then software is the thought process of these big brains, and software comes in as many forms and applications as one can imagine. Virtually every industry relies on computer software, from toys to food and medicine and the armed forces. Software architects are those who create the software needed for all these computer systems to function, and the principal software architect is the person in charge of entire software development teams.
Principal Software Architect Tasks
Identify product requirements and limitations to ensure system function.
Confer with users, sponsors and stakeholders to identify their vision and needs; design a software or group of software that meet client’s needs.
Drive technology innovation and research; lead technology strategy through market analyses, and share emerging technology trends with team.
Provide practical solutions to problems that arise during the engineering and architectural processes.