What does an Architecte systèmes do?

Systems architects design, configure, operate and perform maintenance on the networking and computer systems that allow company infrastructures to function. They design and implement short and long-term strategic goals for management and maintenance of systems and software and lend their expertise and architectural assistance to other IT personnel including software teams, systems analysts, and engineers. Systems architects create and monitor the implementation of end-to-end integrated systems and review new and existing system designs to make recommendations for altering or improving the systems, and negotiate and administer vendor and consultant contracts.

Systems architects consult with department heads and end-users to further infrastructure development and develop and execute test plans to check the technical performance of infrastructure and report findings and recommendations for improvement. They also develop policies for standardizing systems and manage IT staffing. Systems architects need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or information systems or related fields and eight to 10 years of related work experience.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Architecte systèmes Salaries

Average Base Pay

£60,097 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £60K
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Architecte systèmes Career Path

Learn how to become an Architecte systèmes, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Systems Architect
29 Sep 2019

“I felt really dissapointed that after each annual review I didnt receive a competitive salary increase according to my performance.”

Pega Senior Systems Architect
19 Mar 2021

“Revature is a great place to learn new technologies but it is definitely not for everyone.”

Cardno Emerging Markets ServicesCardno Emerging Markets Services
Systems Architect
27 Aug 2020

“Working on foreign funded project as specialist or consultant with a team is one of the best employment experience.”

Virgin MediaVirgin Media
Integration Architect
5 Apr 2021

“Good work and life balance”

Senior Support Integration Architect
27 Jul 2021

“Salaries are lower than industry average and people are being let go.”

Senior Systems Architect
11 Oct 2021

“Good team and product.”

Lead Systems Architect
9 Oct 2021

“Salary and stock options are good.”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Pega Senior Systems Architect
26 May 2021

“it is nice to work here”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a systems architect

When working as a systems architect, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Cloud Architecture, Written Communication, System Architecture, Configuration and Collaboration.

The most similar professions to systems architect are:
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Software Architect
  • Architect
  • Architectural Designer

The most common qualifications to become a systems architect is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.