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Who Is A Solution Architect?

Hello everyone, we are happy to see you on EZtek’s Blog. Have you ever wondered how to help developers understand business needs? Here is exactly where a solutions architect enters the picture. By being an expert on both enterprise and technology, they create a connection to optimize teamwork. Let’s review the position of Solutions Architect in detail.

Who is a Solutions Architect?

A Solutions Architect breaches the gap between the enterprise and the technology solutions.

Solutions Architects assess the corporate environment and design, manage and maintain software solutions to solve business problems.

Skills needed to become a Solutions Architect

Hard Skills

Data architecture
The ability to structure and maintain data in a way that it becomes valuable to business.

Governance framework
It outlines the structure of an organization and highlights the role for each position for decision making.

IT strategy
It means being capable of forming efficient steps to approach tech related issues.

Enterprise architecture
It is a set of structures that determine how an organization can achieve its entrepreneurial goals.

Object-oriented programming
We believe that being proficient at any object-oriented programming language like Java or Python is a must in this industry.

Agile

Devops

It is a combination of two teams: the development team and the operations team. This means having the ability to combine both areas to create products or formulate solutions more efficiently.

Hard Skills

Data architecture
The ability to structure and maintain data in a way that it becomes valuable to business.

Governance framework
It outlines the structure of an organization and highlights the role for each position for decision making.

IT strategy
It means being capable of forming efficient steps to approach tech related issues.

Enterprise architecture
It is a set of structures that determine how an organization can achieve its entrepreneurial goals.

Object-oriented programming
We believe that being proficient at any object-oriented programming language like Java or Python is a must in this industry.

Agile

Devops

It is a combination of two teams: the development team and the operations team. This means having the ability to combine both areas to create products or formulate solutions more efficiently.

Soft Skills

  • Leadership
  • Oral and written communication: to clearly present the solutions that
    they have designed.
  • Result-oriented approach
  • Adaptability: as any other profession in the tech industry must be able to adapt to changes.
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving skills: to be creative when tackling business issues.

Do you think that these soft skills are absolutely necessary for any management position?

What are their responsibilities?

  • Determine how the existing technology in the company is used and develop ways to improve them.
  • Work with a software development team to brainstorm ideas, develop software.
  • Document and monitor requirements.
  • Propose and design frameworks to solve problems at various departments.
  • Monitor the progress of initiatives
  • Analyze possible project challenges on constraints including: risks, time, resources and scope.
  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions.
  • Define clear project goals and manage their execution.
  • Give presentations to the board and management teams.
In fact, some of the points can resemble an enterprise architect role. So, how are they different? Enterprise Solution Architect sees the whole picture of the corporate tech ecosystem while Solutions Architect concentrates on using technology to solve business problems.

There’s also such a position as the Technical Architect, they take care of the layout of its systems and make sure that the information architecture is implemented appropriately.
You should hire a Solutions Architect if you have a complex problem to solve, like system transitions and updating software. Also, in the case of handling high risk projects, a Solutions Architect can help minimize errors and maximize performance.

We hope our article helped you figure out the position of solutions architect. This article was prepared by the EZtek team. We provide tech consulting, software development, UI/ UX design, QA and testing services.
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