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Enterprise Architect

Enterprise architects are responsible for supporting an organization's IT networks and services. Utilizing complex thinking and strategizing they ascertain which legacy systems require updates and which services or products are necessary to the organization's operations.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

Mainframe Application Architect, Solution Architect, Enterprise Cloud Technical Architect, Lead Solution Architect, GCP Architect, Digital Solutions Architect, Technical Lead, Security Certified Network Architect



Enterprise architects are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of an organization’s IT networks and services. They utilize complex thinking and strategizing to ascertain which legacy systems require updating, which hardware or software must be replaced, and which services or products are necessary to support the entire organizations operations. They implement the Enterprise Architecture framework to build a holistic view of all the technology in their enterprise.


  • Determine needs of arrange of business units and procedures
  • Outline technology systems architecture that will be needed to support the businesses strategy
  • Link business’s mission, strategy, and processes with its technology strategy
  • Document how current and future needs of organization will be met
  • Track concerns of both technology and business
  • Identify which technologies to invest in


Educational Requirements

Enterprise architect jobs typically require an undergraduate degree in computer science, data science, or a related field. In addition, most roles require at least five to ten years of experience in the industry. Many roles, dependent on the company, require a master’s degree in addition to the above requirements.


Salary Information 2023

According to, the average salary for an Enterprise Architect in 2023 was $168,292.

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Information retrieved from Career Explorer: What does an enterprise architect do?, CIO: What is an enterprise architect? and Payscale: Average Enterprise Architect, IT Salary.

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