Solutions Architect Responsibilities

A Solutions Architect is expected to:

  • Be familiar with design tools such as IBM Rational
  • Work closely with Project Managers, Software Engineers, and other IT Team members
  • Test and troubleshoot a company’s computer network
  • Suggest improvements to a computer system to improve efficiency
  • Explain system requirements and suggested improvements to clients and management

Solutions Architect Experience Needed

Generally, a typical candidate for this position should have:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Design or Programming
  • Extensive familiarity with computer systems and network architecture
  • A minimum of three years of experience  
  • In cases where the position calls for consultancy with company clients, some sales knowledge is a plus

Solutions Architect Salary

Solutions Architects are in very high demand at a number of companies. For this reason, their salaries tend to be on the higher end of the compensation scale. Typical base salaries range from $80,000 to $172,000. Medical benefits, profit sharing, and bonuses are considered a standard part of most compensation packages for this role.

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