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Working As A Chief Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $143,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Architect Do At STG, Inc.

* Design custom software solutions using Oracle SOA and ESB and Siebel CRM
* Conduct design and code walkthroughs and participate in peer reviews
* Propose, brainstorm, document, illustrate, and implement simple to complex architectural solutions
* Provide architectural roadmap, establish architectural runway, and incorporate architectural components into product backlogs
* Establishes system information requirements using engineering analysis to include software, hardware, and communications
* Participate in Change Management processes and provide architectural reviews and feedback for system changes
* Mature Test Automation and Test Driven Development processes within the team
* Ensure compatibility with Open Systems Architecture, Open Systems Interconnection reference models
* Ensure alignment with Consular Systems and Technology Enterprise Architecture and applicable reference models
* Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field such as Computer Science and/or Management
* Minimum 12 years of total IT experience with demonstrable experience leading complex web solutions and services architecture initiatives as a coder, designer, and technical team lead
* Active CISSP certification
* Experience providing architectural leadership involving Technology Modernization, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Solutions Architecture, Service/Data Architecture
* Experience with Java, Jenkins, Git, Oracle, Eclipse or TFS, Puppet, Selenium, SOA, SQL, XML, JavaScript, HTML/CSS
* Experience with object oriented design, MVC pattern, RESTful architecture, service interface design and development, OLTP and OLAP design, Object relational mapping
* Demonstrable expertise in more than one of the following: Software Engineering, Software Architecture, Web Development Frameworks, Customer Relationship Management, Software Operations and Maintenance, and Database Management
* Experience leading Agile projects using Lean approaches
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Experience working with Department of State Customers
* Experience coding in Java in a CI/CD environment
* Job ID: 2016
*

What Does A Chief Architect Do At Raytheon

* Interprets business goals, drivers, strategies system capabilities, and the business environment to ensure technology is aligned with system objectives and to determine the interrelationships
* Directs development of system-wide architecture and processes to ensure strategic change application
* Examines strategies, system transformation activities, and technology directions to ensure compliance
* Sets strategies, policies, standards, and practices to drive operational effectiveness and process improvement
* Engages internal and external stakeholders to assess risks and ensure solid business decision-making
* Provide leadership and support to system demonstrations with both internal and external mission partners and associated components
* Mentors team members in the design, integration, test, verification, and deployment activities that are integral to build and deploy capabilities s
* Maintains a strong relationship with the customer based upon frequent meetings and interactions which are characterized by attention to Customer"must haves"and the co-development of a shared vision for the program's future
* Instills a customer-focused attitude within the workforce and encourage the power of ideas as a cornerstone of innovation which pervades the program
* Receives direction from the Program Manager
* Participates in technical meetings, working groups and program boards (CCB, DRB, RRB, ERB, etc.)
* Prepares, writes, and presents reports and briefings as required
* Participates in special projects as required

What Does A Chief Architect Do At ADP USA

* Work with business partners to capture system functional and non-functional requirements
* Ideate and collaborate with other architects to define and capture software architecture for systems and/or components
* Develop design models and architecture solution blueprints
* Identify, evaluate and select appropriate technology
* Develop/Code applications and/or components
* Create technical documentation
* Support production software operations, test and debug programs
* Assist in the development of overall project plans and timetables, analysis and identification of intermediate deliverables
* Report progress and status of assigned tasks to project teams and managers

What Does A Chief Architect Do At UPMC

* Communicate activities, statuses, accomplishments, and strategic direction with Enteprises' executive management.
* Effectively work with the Director of Engineering and Project/Program Manager to define resource needs and allocation for the project.
* Partner with all Enterprises members in project planning and resource allocation.
* Provide technology and operational support to the Management team of the Enterprises as necessary.
* Provide updates in both written and spoken format.
* Work closely with Enterprises' Innovation, Engineering, and Project development efforts, to support a timeline for milestones for the entire team associated with the project.
* Work with Engineering Director and project team(s) on a daily basis providing status updates, recommendations for improvements, and other inputs to support the continued growth of a world class engineering development organization.
* Work with management to identify, develop, and manage a strategic engineering plan for the candidate's respective project(s) within the Enterprises.
* The candidate will be expected to participate in project proposal process and roadmap process

What Does A Chief Architect Do At SRA International, Inc., A CSRA Company

* The PeopleSoft HCM Technical Lead** position serves as in-house technical expert of the PeopleSoft HCM System that will work closely with the business/functional user to research, design, and developing specifications that meet the needs of HR business.
* Successful candidate will be able to assist users in fully integrating the PeopleSoft system into the current business environment and provide input on best practices.
* It will be critical to be able to quickly assess user requirements and provide technical options as well as business process improvements.
* This role will provide liaison to the PeopleSoft technical staff as well as all 3rd party interfaces.
* The candidate must be able to resolve highly complex issues and complete tasks efficiently and timely manner and takes full ownership of user issues

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Average Length of Employment
Chief Architect 4.0 years
Architect Manager 3.3 years
Systems Architect 3.2 years
Software Architect 3.2 years
Senior Architect 2.9 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Chief Architect
Architect 8.5%
Consultant 7.7%
Top Careers After Chief Architect
Architect 8.1%
Consultant 7.8%
Director 5.3%
Principal 3.4%

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Average Yearly Salary
$143,000
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$108,000
Min 10%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Median 50%
$188,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Red Hat
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
West Virginia
Avg Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a Chief Architect make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Chief Architect in the United States is $143,326 per year or $69 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $108,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $188,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Real Chief Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Architect Roundtower Technologies May 30, 2016 $300,000
Chief Architect, Mobile Gaming Punchbox Usa Inc. Feb 03, 2016 $243,000
Chief Architect, Mobile Gaming Punchbox USA Inc. Jul 03, 2016 $243,000
Chief Architect, Mobile Gaming Punchbox USA Inc. Aug 12, 2013 $243,000
Chief Architect Sigmaways, Inc. Sep 29, 2014 $240,000 -
$300,000
Chief Architect ACI Worldwide Corp. Aug 01, 2014 $210,490
Chief Architect Splunk Sep 05, 2016 $200,000
Chief Architect Caspida, Inc. May 20, 2014 $200,000
Chief Architect Leonovus USA, Inc. Oct 01, 2014 $200,000
Chief Architect Paywithmybank, Inc. Sep 27, 2015 $188,000
Chief Architect Vivalnk Inc. Oct 01, 2015 $187,000
Chief Architect (Software Engineer) Enlighted, Inc. Mar 20, 2015 $185,000
Chief Architect, Systems Liveops, Inc. Oct 01, 2012 $180,000
Chief Architect and Team Lead M5 Networks, Inc. Oct 01, 2011 $154,000
Chief Development Architect Sap Labs, LLC Aug 02, 2016 $153,872
Chief Development Architect Sap Labs, LLC Sep 10, 2014 $153,872
Chief Architect Expect Labs, Inc. Jun 27, 2011 $150,000
Chief Channel Architect Skyera, Inc. Sep 14, 2013 $150,000
Chief Architect Reality Lab Networks Sep 20, 2016 $150,000 -
$200,000
Chief Architect Leonovus USA, Inc. Oct 01, 2011 $150,000
Chief Mobile Architect Zscaler, Inc. Sep 09, 2013 $150,000 -
$175,000
Chief Architect Autodesk, Inc. Jul 24, 2014 $132,080 -
$208,800
Chief Architect Gameon, Inc. Feb 09, 2016 $129,979
Chief Architect Rooam, Inc. Oct 24, 2016 $127,379
Chief Mobility Architect BHA Holdings Inc. Nov 01, 2016 $125,445
Chief Architect and Lead Engineer Penguin Digital, Inc. Oct 01, 2012 $125,000
Chief Architect Motivation Sciences, Inc. Sep 13, 2015 $125,000 -
$150,000
Chief Architect Ucertify LLC Jun 11, 2016 $123,115
Chief Architect Ucertify LLC Dec 20, 2016 $123,000

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Top Skills for A Chief Architect

  1. Architecture
  2. Web Application
  3. Infrastructure
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed and developed the core data architecture that consistently provided VISTA with the industry ?s most accurate and up-to-date environmental information
  • Managed six different projects simultaneously to improve business processes in the contact center applications, and customer experience in web applications.
  • Developed an infrastructure to support Integrated Circuit card usage to augment magnetic stripe functionality with features enabled by chip technology.
  • Developed clear channels of communications to ensure transparency of technology strategy and design.
  • Component-based platform delivering management and analysis of product returns for manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of the demand-supply chain.

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  6. Maryland
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Chief Architect Demographics

Gender

Male

85.9%

Female

8.3%

Unknown

5.8%
Ethnicity

White

54.8%

Asian

16.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.3%

Black or African American

10.4%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

28.6%

French

19.0%

German

9.5%

Italian

9.5%

Estonian

4.8%

Chinese

4.8%

Ukrainian

4.8%

Dutch

4.8%

Dakota

4.8%

Arabic

4.8%

Afrikaans

4.8%
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Chief Architect Education

Schools

George Washington University

9.0%

University of California - Berkeley

7.9%

New York University

6.7%

Texas A&M University

6.7%

Syracuse University

5.6%

Columbia University

5.6%

Northeastern University

5.6%

More Tech Institute

5.6%

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

5.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.5%

Harvard University

4.5%

Stanford University

4.5%

University of Texas at Austin

4.5%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Temple University

3.4%

Southern Methodist University

3.4%

University of Central Florida

3.4%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.4%

Villanova University

3.4%

Central Michigan University

3.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

32.7%

Architecture

12.3%

Electrical Engineering

9.5%

Business

9.3%

Computer Engineering

3.8%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Finance

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.7%

Computer Systems Security

2.7%

Physics

2.7%

Management

2.5%

Information Technology

2.5%

Mathematics

2.2%

Engineering

2.2%

Drafting And Design

1.9%

Education

1.6%

Interior Design

1.6%

Project Management

1.6%

Computer Applications

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.5%

Masters

38.2%

Doctorate

10.1%

Associate

3.7%

Certificate

2.8%

Diploma

1.6%

High School Diploma

1.1%
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