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Solutions Architect

This is my entry into our own company-internal wikipedia. See blog entry What is

SA Solution(s) Architect describes the highest level of architect in a software solution. The SA is typically the umbrella that covers a complete solution from user and use case to backend infrastructure, infrastructure providers, and software services. Because most of IT currently buys instead of builds solutions today, the SA in IT is more a logistics specialist that knows vendors, internal infrastructure providers, internal standards, internal security policies, program management processes, deployment dynamics, business readiness, and business users. Although there are other hardware and software architects that are more closely associated with project details, the SA is at a higher level with less detail.

These are two references on the internet that describe the SA where more actual software development is done.
Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Solution Architect
What does the Solutions Architect career path look like?

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