A senior software architect supervises a team of developers in designing and developing new software systems and applications. He/She or she makes high-level design decisions and oversees the entire development process. They also conduct reviews on codes developed by junior developers to ensure they are working efficiently and meet client specifications. They are responsible for solving technical software problems and providing improvement recommendations.
A senior software architect works closely with their clients, product managers, business analysts, and developers in order to efficiently execute their role. A successful senior software architect must have in-depth knowledge and experience in computer codes such as C#, Java, HTML, C++. He/She or she must also have leadership skills, analytical skills, communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
Senior software architects typically work full-time in an office environment. Occasionally, they work remotely or off-site when they have client meetings. They work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. They may work extra hours in the late evenings and over the weekends in instances where they need to meet project deadlines.