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Working As An Information Systems Architect

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

  • $118,406

    Average Salary

What Does An Information Systems Architect Do At Viva USA Inc.

* Engineer, secure, configure, manage, integrate and support enterprise systems and endpoint support projects and technologies.
* Work closely with system and process owners on projects to improve security, process, technician support and training and end-user experience.
* Provide advanced level support and troubleshooting for assigned systems and technologies.
* Escalate to vendors and outside parties as necessary.
* Documents problems and resolutions.
* Perform technician and end-user training.
* Strong customer service skills are important in this position.
* Participates in the testing and evaluation of new enterprise systems and technologies and implements prototypes

What Does An Information Systems Architect Do At FLIR Systems

* Mentor infrastructure leads on creation and maintaining infrastructure roadmaps.
* Chair the Architecture Review Board (ARB) for all non-standard technology reviews and annual roadmap reviews.
* Responsible for proactive capacity planning to ensure infrastructure capabilities.
* Partner with the Regional IT Operations Directors to plan annual Infrastructure CAP and OP EX budgets.
* Partner with process stewards for continuous process review and improvements.
* Ensure proper documentation and diagrams are created and maintained for all technical environments.
* Validate approach for all IT technical projects.
* Analyzes business requirements; evaluates and recommends hardware, system software and computer environment configurations, options and capabilities.
* Provides technical guidance to ensure that installed systems are working effectively and that proposed systems will meet organizations future needs.
* Evaluates vendor proposals for purchases of hardware, systems software, architectural integrity and technical services to assure adherence to technical specifications.
* May negotiate and document the acquisition of appropriate hardware and other components from vendors.
* Analyzes proposed and actual projects in terms of the feasibility of using information systems.
* Participates in the preparation of long-range and short-range plans for application selection for infrastructure adherence and maintainability.
* Provides analysis, design and implementation support of distributed systems.
* Plans and recommends initial capacity of the operating system and its configuration for major projects.
* Identifies appropriate resources for and leads the analysis of computing needs and design specifications of hardware and software architectures for new or existing systems affected by major projects.
* Leads the planning and design tasks for network infrastructure including hardware and software recommendations for major projects.
* Participates in the analysis of business requirements for major projects, researching and recommending appropriate system solutions to meet user requirements.
* Recommends or seeks recommendations for appropriate data storage models and mediums to most effectively utilize hardware and software configurations.
* Participates in project planning and design in coordination with assigned project manager.
* Either assisting with implementation or handing off the architecture design to another team member for implementation.
* This includes the identification of project tasks, skill sets needed to complete project tasks and establishment of critical path time lines based on resources needed.
* Prepares cost estimates for the infrastructure components of current and proposed projects.
* Able to plan an approach without benefit of having done similar work in the past (i.e. can work from a blank sheet of paper).
* Document, publish and/or present findings and enabling technology recommendations

What Does An Information Systems Architect Do At Kforce

Extracting, consolidating, and evaluating information contained within a variety of management systems/tools and reporting data warehouses to develop and administer the facilities, computer, storage and networking Availability and Capacity Management Plan for an environment to ensure that the capacity and availability the business applications and infrastructure technology environment matches the evolving demands of business needs in a cost-effective and timely manner

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Information Systems Architect Typical Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Architect Manager 3.7 years
Chief Architect 3.5 years
Systems Architect 3.2 years
Architect 3.0 years
Senior Architect 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Architect 5.0%
Manager 4.3%
Consultant 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 7.7%

Information Systems Architect Demographics

Gender

Male

87.6%

Female

9.9%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

70.0%

Asian

14.3%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Unknown

3.3%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Portuguese

14.3%

German

14.3%

French

14.3%

Spanish

14.3%

Russian

14.3%

Korean

14.3%

Italian

14.3%
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Information Systems Architect Education

Schools

Wayne State University

10.3%

American University

7.7%

University of Maryland - University College

5.1%

Saint Joseph's University

5.1%

Arizona State University

5.1%

Georgia Southern University

5.1%

New York University

5.1%

Liberty University

5.1%

Brigham Young University

5.1%

Strayer University

5.1%

Johns Hopkins University

5.1%

University of Houston

5.1%

Babson College

5.1%

Western Michigan University

5.1%

University of Rhode Island

5.1%

Walden University

5.1%

Stockton University

2.6%

Eastern Michigan University

2.6%

University of Scranton

2.6%

Norwich University

2.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

22.7%

Business

15.5%

Computer Information Systems

10.9%

Information Technology

10.0%

Finance

4.5%

Systems Engineering

3.6%

Project Management

3.6%

Information Systems

3.6%

Computer Engineering

3.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Political Science

1.8%

Management Information Systems

1.8%

Mathematics

1.8%

Computer Systems Security

1.8%

Engineering

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Chemistry

1.8%

Public Administration

1.8%

Civil Engineering

1.8%
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Degrees

Masters

37.1%

Bachelors

35.7%

Other

11.4%

Associate

5.7%

Doctorate

5.7%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Information Systems Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Cupertino, CA Oct 07, 2011 $150,724 -
$181,595
Computer and Information Systems Lead/Architect Edgile, Inc. Austin, TX May 05, 2016 $140,000 -
$150,000
Information Systems Architect Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 09, 2016 $139,235
Information Systems Architect Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 23, 2015 $135,000
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company Berkeley Heights, NJ Apr 21, 2016 $132,954
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Herndon, VA Mar 27, 2014 $132,766 -
$153,311
Information Systems Architect-E L.L. Bean Inc. Freeport, ME Aug 15, 2016 $130,000
Information Systems Architect L.L. Bean Inc. Freeport, ME Aug 04, 2015 $130,000
Information Systems Architect-E L.L.Bean, Inc. Freeport, ME Nov 04, 2016 $130,000
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Palo Alto, CA Jun 21, 2013 $129,000
Senior Information Systems Architect FIS Management Services, LLC Burlington, MA May 31, 2016 $128,081
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Sunnyvale, CA Dec 01, 2014 $126,000 -
$190,000
Information Systems Architect Open Text, Inc. San Mateo, CA Oct 15, 2016 $125,911
Information Systems Architect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Berkeley Heights, NJ Sep 13, 2016 $125,865 -
$148,928
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Detroit, MI Jan 15, 2012 $116,258 -
$124,740
Information Systems Architect Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Apr 16, 2012 $116,000
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Plano, TX Sep 03, 2016 $115,378 -
$163,916
Information Systems Architect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Plano, TX Jul 10, 2015 $115,378 -
$159,897
SR. Staff Information Systems Architect Charles Schwab and Company, Inc. Englewood, CO Aug 01, 2014 $115,149 -
$130,500
Information Systems Architect Teradyne, Inc. North Reading, MA Sep 28, 2015 $115,008
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Mountain View, CA May 16, 2015 $111,634 -
$144,518
Information Systems Architect Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Downers Grove, IL Sep 02, 2015 $111,333 -
$136,992
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Roseville, CA Aug 20, 2013 $99,362 -
$120,000
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Austin, TX Aug 11, 2012 $98,946 -
$112,000
Information Systems Architect IV Hewlett-Packard Company Camp Hill, PA Mar 28, 2011 $98,804 -
$122,943
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Chicago, IL Apr 22, 2014 $98,634 -
$120,097
Information Systems Architect Hewlett-Packard Company Houston, TX Mar 08, 2013 $98,530 -
$116,340
Architect, IT Systems CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Smithfield, RI Jun 16, 2014 $97,920
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC New York, NY Aug 23, 2015 $96,866 -
$101,558
Information Systems Architect Hp Enterprise Services, LLC Thousand Oaks, CA Aug 17, 2012 $96,824 -
$105,000

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Top Skills for An Information Systems Architect

NetworkInfrastructureSystemArchitectureInformationSystemsWebServicesWindowsServerSQLServerDataWarehouseHardwareComplianceSharepointDisasterLinuxStorageProceduresAvailabilityActiveDirectoryVmwareCloudInformationTechnologyProjectManagement

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Top Information Systems Architect Skills

  1. Network Infrastructure
  2. System Architecture
  3. Information Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Design, implement, manage, and monitor entire network infrastructure maintaining information and network security utilizing network security best practices.
  • Develop B-Specification Requirements for IBCS MTN Subsystem Architectures.
  • Design and developed a comprehensive Information Systems Security Policy including nineteen different domain and sub domains.
  • Directed the development of Vanguard's services architecture, including the introduction of remote web services consumed by external clients.
  • Act as Systems Administrator for Virtual lab (VMWare), hosting Windows server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012.

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