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Working As A Senior Application Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $111,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Application Architect Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Senior Application Architect

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Senior Application Architect Career Paths

Senior Application Architect
Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Architect Senior Solutions Architect Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Architect Senior Architect Chief Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Architect Senior Architect Technical Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Architect Manager Information Technology Manager
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Solutions Architect Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Architect Principal Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Information Technology Manager Vice President Vice President Of Engineering
Vice President Of Software Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Information Technology Manager Application Development Director
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Program Director Quality Assurance Director
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Architect Software Development Manager Engineering Manager
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Architect Software Development Manager Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Architect Software Development Manager
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Software Architect 3.2 years
Application Lead 3.0 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Web Architect 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Senior Application Architect
Consultant 9.7%
Programmer 4.2%
Developer 2.9%
Architect 2.1%
Top Careers After Senior Application Architect
Consultant 5.8%
Architect 2.2%
Developer 1.9%

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Senior Application Architect Demographics

Gender

Male

78.0%

Unknown

11.8%

Female

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

53.6%

Asian

17.2%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Black or African American

10.7%

Unknown

5.6%
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Senior Application Architect Education

Schools

Wayne State University

8.2%

New York University

6.6%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.6%

University of Texas at Austin

6.6%

Illinois Institute of Technology

6.6%

Emory University

4.9%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.9%

Princeton University

4.9%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.9%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

4.9%

George Mason University

4.9%

Stevens Institute of Technology

4.9%

Marymount University

4.9%

University of Connecticut

3.3%

Bucks County Community College

3.3%

Ohio University -

3.3%

Iona College

3.3%

Illinois State University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

31.6%

Business

11.5%

Computer Engineering

8.8%

Computer Information Systems

6.5%

Computer Applications

5.3%

Electrical Engineering

5.0%

Information Systems

4.1%

Mathematics

3.8%

Finance

3.2%

Engineering

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.4%

Management

2.1%

Physics

2.1%

Computer Programming

2.1%

Management Information Systems

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

Project Management

1.8%

Systems Engineering

1.2%

Information Technology

1.2%

Mathematics And Computer Science

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.5%

Masters

37.1%

Other

12.7%

Associate

2.5%

Doctorate

2.0%

Certificate

1.7%

Diploma

1.5%
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Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Texas
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Senior Application Architect make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Application Architect in the United States is $111,575 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $88,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $140,000.

Real Senior Application Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Architect-Applications Development, BXB Digital Brambles USA Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 22, 2016 $170,000 -
$175,000
Application Architect, SR Persistent Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 07, 2016 $165,000
Application Architect, SR Persistent Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 24, 2016 $164,382
Application Architect, SR Persistent Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 29, 2016 $164,382
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Alpharetta, GA Jun 27, 2016 $163,700
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Miami, FL Jun 27, 2016 $163,700
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Atlanta, GA Jun 27, 2016 $163,700
Senior Application Architect Western Union, LLC San Francisco, CA Jul 06, 2015 $160,000
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Decatur, IL Feb 19, 2015 $158,900
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Alpharetta, GA Apr 01, 2016 $158,900
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Atlanta, GA Apr 01, 2016 $158,900
Senior Application Architect Accenture LLP Atlanta, GA Oct 19, 2015 $157,352
Senior Application Architect Red Irvine, CA Dec 13, 2016 $125,658
Senior AX Applications Architect/Consultant Sis Software LLC Duluth, GA Aug 17, 2015 $125,000
Senior Application Architect Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. Glendale, CA Jul 05, 2015 $125,000
Application Architect Senior Anthem, Inc. Wallingford, CT Sep 15, 2016 $123,630
Senior Applications Architect, Enterprise Solutions Ricoh USA, Inc. Malvern, PA Dec 05, 2016 $122,400
Senior Application Architect Greif, Inc. Delaware, OH Oct 08, 2015 $122,000
SR. Application Architect SRS Consulting Inc. Milpitas, CA May 05, 2016 $121,000
Senior Applications Architect Sodexo, Inc. Williamsville, NY Feb 17, 2016 $108,000 -
$116,400
Application Architect Senior Professional CSC Covansys Corporation Southfield, MI Sep 18, 2015 $108,000
Application Architect/Senior Developer EECU Fort Worth, TX Sep 09, 2016 $107,349
Applications Architect/Senior Developer EECU Fort Worth, TX Jun 15, 2015 $107,349
Senior Application Architect Synechron, Inc. Addison, TX May 08, 2015 $107,000
SR. Application Architect U.S. Bank National Association Richfield, MN Dec 30, 2015 $106,954 -
$122,270
Application Architect/Senior Consultant IBM Corporation New York, NY Feb 24, 2015 $105,000
Application Architect Senior Professional CSC Covansys Corporation Southfield, MI May 16, 2016 $105,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Application Architect

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Architecture
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  • Helped in creating prototype that demonstrated the functionality of the web application in relation to business requirements.
  • Perform complex data manipulation / mining using Oracle PL/SQL constructs to generate analytical data for presentation.
  • Establish and implement governance structure for managing the application architecture, data architecture, business architecture and technical architecture.
  • Trained end users to quickly be familiar with data warehouse structure, design principles/conventions and report portal environment.
  • Performed SQL Server administration, oversaw daily operations, and participated in special projects.

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