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Solutions Architect Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of Solutions Architect Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  • Lead development of solutions architecture aligned with business and technical requirements.
  • Direct design and implementation of complex systems, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define solution requirements and design.
  • Analyze current systems for optimization opportunities.
  •  Develop architecture documentation to communicate design decisions.
  •  Provide technical guidance and leadership to development teams
  •  Evaluate emerging technologies to enhance system performance.
  •  Serve as a subject matter expert and provide guidance to stakeholders.
  •  Drive continuous improvement in solutions architecture.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing to present technical solutions.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to clients, aligning solutions with their goals.
  •  Represent the organization as a thought leader in solutions architecture.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  •  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Master's degree or relevant certifications preferred.
  •  Extensive experience in software development and system design for enterprise-level solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and related services.
  • Proficiency in architectural design patterns and methodologies, including microservices architecture and domain-driven design.
  •  Strong understanding of networking, security, and infrastructure concepts.
  • Experience with containerization, orchestration technologies, and DevOps practices.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  •  Proven track record of leading successful architecture initiatives and delivering high-quality solutions.
  •  Agile/Scrum experience and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Continuous learning mindset and staying up-to-date with emerging technologies.
  •  Client-facing experience in requirements gathering and technical presentations.
  •  Strong leadership and mentorship capabilities.

Nice to Have:

  •  Advanced certifications or Master's degree in relevant fields.
  •  Experience with emerging technologies such as serverless computing or edge computing.
  •  Expertise in specific cloud services or platforms beyond basic proficiency.
  •  Knowledge of advanced architectural design patterns and practices.
  •  Familiarity with AI/ML technologies and their integration into solutions.
  •  Previous experience in client-facing roles, including solution presentations and workshops.
  •  Contributions to open-source projects or participation in technical communities.
  •  Experience in mentoring or coaching junior team members.
  •  Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and compliance standards.
  •  Proven ability to influence and drive technical innovation within the organization.
  • Cross-industry experience, demonstrating adaptability to different business domains.
  •  Strong network within the technology industry and participation in industry events or conferences


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

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