What is it like being an Enterprise Architect?
An enterprise architect is responsible for defining, maintaining and managing an IT system’s architecture to support a company’s business strategy. They are required to collaborate with stakeholders, business representatives and subject matter experts to design IT systems which reflect the needs of the company. They need to understand the big picture of the organisation to support the direction the organisation will take and build solutions that will support the organisations strategy.
Enterprise architects are required to interpret, use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform potential business improvements. They are in charge of coordinating and monitoring the activities of other units to ensure everyone meets the overall plan of the project.
This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for computer network professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.
This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Study, August 2015.
Is it right for me?
As an enterprise architect you are business savvy, meaning you know how to approach the business scene and interact with stakeholders. You are an expert in understanding and manipulating computer languages. You also demonstrate the following attributes:
- Analytical and critical thinking skills
- Excellent time management
- Attention to detail
- Good interpersonal skills
Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.
The Bachelor of Science (Computing) is recognised in other countries through the Seoul Accord.