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Difference between a System Architect, Solution Architect, Application Architect, and Technical Architect

Hi Folks,

I'm not too sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this
question, but I'm trying to figure out what some of the main
differences between the following Job roles are on an IT Project:

* - System Architect
* - Solution Architect
* - Application Architect - Is this the same as a Solution Architect?
* - Technical Architect

As a developer I hear the terms being used interchangably by people in
management and it gets a bit confusing because sometimes they refer to
people as System Architects and other times they refer to people as
Technical Architects and other times they refer to people as Solution
Architects.

I've had a bit of a search around on the Web and noticed that some
companies are looking for System Architects when the job role really
refers to a Solution Architect. I think?

I'd really appriciate any feedback from anybody on what the above four
roles mean.

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Vick
Jul 21 '05 #1
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It doesn't matter what you are called - only what you do and what you earn.

Better go to one of job related groups - there are lots of experts on what
means one or another job name. Some governments also maintain official
directories for job descriptions.

HTH
Alex

"Vick" <vi*********@spherion.com> wrote in message
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Hi Folks,

I'm not too sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this
question, but I'm trying to figure out what some of the main
differences between the following Job roles are on an IT Project:

* - System Architect
* - Solution Architect
* - Application Architect - Is this the same as a Solution Architect?
* - Technical Architect

As a developer I hear the terms being used interchangably by people in
management and it gets a bit confusing because sometimes they refer to
people as System Architects and other times they refer to people as
Technical Architects and other times they refer to people as Solution
Architects.

I've had a bit of a search around on the Web and noticed that some
companies are looking for System Architects when the job role really
refers to a Solution Architect. I think?

I'd really appriciate any feedback from anybody on what the above four
roles mean.

Many thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Vick

Jul 21 '05 #2
Every company I have worked for has different definitions. Sometimes it is
just related to pay grade.

vi*********@spherion.com (Vick) wrote in news:99ed6c24.0311110306.49cdd135
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* - System Architect
* - Solution Architect
* - Application Architect - Is this the same as a Solution Architect?
* - Technical Architect

Jul 21 '05 #3

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