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As a Senior Software Architect, one is primarily responsible for leading a team of software developers in the creation of new software systems and services. This position involves identifying the objectives of the software, creating an execution mechanism, and overseeing the entire development process. Furthermore, the Senior Software Architect is accountable for providing code reviews to junior engineers, ensuring that their work is efficient and meets the needs of the customers. Additionally, they are expected to address any technical issues and create proposals to improve the software. Ultimately, they are responsible for making high-level design decisions to ensure the software meets the desired specifications.

What does senior software architecture entail?

A career in senior software architecture could be rewarding, as the field is continuously innovating and the worldwide need for trained professionals is increasing. According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, software development is expected to grow by 21% from 2018 to 2028, outperforming the average growth rate. Senior software architects benefit from the growing demand for computer software, ranging from new smartphone and tablet applications to a growing number of appliances and other consumer products that require specialised software to operate.

What are the duties and obligations of a senior software architect?

Senior Software Architects play a vital role in the development of software for large corporations and government organisations. They are responsible for creating cost-effective, specialised software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding tools, and databases to provide end-users with effective and enjoyable experiences. Additionally, they develop and implement standard coding techniques and programs for other software designers to follow. A Senior Software Architect is not only involved in the development process, but also in the management of a development team. They are required to define and assign project tasks, keep customers updated on the progress of the solution, and ensure that everything runs smoothly. The duties of a Senior Software Architect include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assessing the project’s needs to determine if standards or tools are the best fit.
  • dividing the task into smaller parts
  • Making certain that the project is done on schedule.
  • Communication with the team about the company’s requirements is essential to ensuring the right product is developed.
  • Checking the source code for errors.
  • Assuring that the product can handle future changes, such as security upgrades.
  • Manage, plan, and build a Java-based EKNOC project, including team leadership.
  • Lead a small team of developers and QA testers from product concept through software delivery.
  • As a member of the Development Operations team, you will be responsible for designing and implementing tools to automate the continuous deployment of applications and the monitoring of cloud servers. This will involve ensuring that all automation processes are up-to-date and running effectively, as well as providing operational support for the team. Additionally, you will identify areas of improvement in the automation and monitoring process, and work with the team to develop suitable solutions.
  • Oversee the rebranding of the intranet and the migration of current intranet content to a new SharePoint platform.
  • To illustrate the practicality of a new UI architecture, create a proof of concept using AngularJS and the ASP.NET Web API.

How can I get to the position of senior software architect?

Many individuals are curious about the steps they need to take to become a senior software architect. It is important to note, however, that this is not an entry-level position; rather, it involves taking on greater responsibility and often involves pursuing higher education. While a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is beneficial, it is not necessarily required. Furthermore, 5 to 10 years of experience in software development roles working with various languages and operating systems – or equivalent education through a boot camp or accredited program – is necessary. Research conducted on 1,005 senior software architect resumes revealed that 65% had a Bachelor’s degree and 24% had a Master’s degree. Therefore, it is clear that meeting certain educational requirements is essential in order to become a senior software architect. Moreover, computer scientists, electrical engineers, and computer engineers are some of the most common senior software architects. It is also important to note that there are certain skills and practices necessary to be a successful senior software architect.

Qualifications for becoming a senior software architect

In order to secure a lucrative senior software architect position, it is essential to acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the role. It is important to be aware of the skills and qualifications needed to be successful in this field. To that end, let us explore the necessary skills and qualifications for a successful career as a senior software architect.

  1. Software development

    Software development is the process by which programmers create computer applications. The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is an established process for developing software that meets technology and customer requirements. It is divided into several stages, providing a comprehensive framework for software engineers to deploy when constructing, maintaining, and designing high-quality software. The purpose of the software development process is to produce top-notch software on time and within budget. Software development is included in a senior software architect’s resume in the following ways: they may have utilised the Microsoft Solution Framework as their controlled internal Software Development Full Life Cycle method; been hired by the United States Department of Homeland Security to provide software development and architecture/design services; been exposed to the agile software development technique; used MS-Project to estimate and plan software development projects; and created and documented standards for software development and coding.
  2. Python

    Python is a widely recognised programming language that is utilised for both software and web development due to its object-oriented nature and versatility. As seen in the resumes of senior software architects, Python has been used for a variety of purposes, such as constructing a RabbitMQ administration and monitoring application, leading a team of five developers during the transition of USSD apps from Python to Ruby, creating Python, Shell, and R scripts to analyse data and enter it into SciDB, and developing producer and consumer applications for the RabbitMQ message broker, as well as producing unit testing software.
  3. API

    In a Senior Software Architect’s resume, Applications Programming Interfaces (APIs) are used to enable customers to incorporate A360 capabilities into their applications by establishing web services. As an example, a proof of concept was constructed using AngularJS and the ASP.NET Web API to demonstrate the practicality of a new UI architecture. Additionally, design documentation, Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagrams, deployment instructions, and internal API documentation were created as technical resources. Furthermore, the Netflix Ribbon client was utilised to software load-balance the API gateway’s outbound requests. Lastly, a team of five engineers was arranged to rewrite Records Studio’s web services API.
  4. AWS

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) was utilised extensively in the development of senior software architecture projects. For example, C2B web applications were switched to AWS EC2 with EBS and on-premises systems were also relocated to AWS. The decision to use AWS as the future platform was made, and a comprehensive migration path was established. Production and development environments were managed both on AWS and in-house servers. Additionally, the project was released as an NPM package, OSX Electron Binary, and associated AWS assets. Finally, AWS (formerly ECS) was leveraged as a prototyping platform when required.
  5. Microservices

    Microservice Design is an alternative to traditional monolithic architecture, whereby a large software system is broken down into a collection of separate, but connected services that communicate with each other through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This technique is often seen included in the resumes of senior software architects and can be used to achieve the following goals: developing microservices management and deployment tools; building an Order Performance and Alerting system using microservices and Spring Boot; supplementing call centre software with microservices; and creating Spring microservices using the Spring Boot and Spring MVC frameworks.

How can I acquire a job as a remote senior software architect?

In order to be successful in your job search, it is essential to develop a comprehensive strategy and acquire as much practical experience as possible. Before you begin your search, take time to consider what you’re looking for in a job and how you can use that to focus your efforts. Demonstrating to employers that you are well-prepared for the role is key, so gaining experience through open source, volunteer, or freelance projects is an excellent way to build your skills and knowledge. For those looking to become a Senior Software Architect, Works offers some of the best remote positions available, which are tailored to your career goals. Working with cutting-edge technology to solve complex technical and commercial problems can help to accelerate your growth. Additionally, joining a network of the world’s top developers can provide you with a full-time, long-term remote Senior Software Architect role with higher pay and more promotional opportunities.

Job Description

Responsibilities at work

  • Create architectural designs and provide technical leadership to the engineering team.
  • Define broad product specifications, paying particular attention to system integration and practicality.
  • Define key areas of product development such as acceptable technology, procedures, and so on.
  • Mentor and inspire young software engineers and interns to create new solutions.
  • Collaborate with the team’s technical lead/manager and provide recommendations for future initiatives.

Requirements

  • Computer science bachelor’s/degree master’s (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years of expertise as a software architect is required.
  • Expertise in areas such as Vue, Java, Golang, Ruby on Rails, Angular, Django, PHP, and others.
  • Working understanding of several front-end and back-end technologies is required.
  • Expert knowledge of software application design patterns and architecture.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of data modelling, database design, and service-oriented architecture is required (SOA)
  • Understanding of huge systems, complicated code bases, and version control systems such as Git.
  • English proficiency is required for collaboration with engineering management.
  • The opportunity to work full-time (40 hours a week) and a 4-hour time zone overlap with the United States.
  • Leadership talents and the capacity to allocate duties effectively and effortlessly

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