jQuery in Action, 2nd edition*
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes How to become Software Architect Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Murach's Java Servlets and JSP this week in the Servlets forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark "How to become Software Architect" Watch "How to become Software Architect" New topic
Author

How to become Software Architect

bahtiyor ahmedov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2007
Posts: 10
Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 - Hints for you, Certified Scrum Master
Did a rm -R / to find out that I lost my entire Linux installation!
bahtiyor ahmedov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2007
Posts: 10
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


good idea
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


good idea


Another good idea would be to gain the experience that is required for an Architect. Your post says that just since one month you are working in Java. So I would advice you to get more experience and widen your knowledge in different technologies and frameworks, give some certifications.
Jyoti Vaskar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 30, 2009
Posts: 142
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


How is this Jothi??
Is Architect is same as developer??
Can a fresher be an Architect??


thanks
Jyo
Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?

You have long way to go. First concentrate on how to become good Java Developer.


Sandeep
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

Jyoti Vaskar wrote:
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


How is this Jothi??
Is Architect is same as developer??
Can a fresher be an Architect??


I was just kidding over there.
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

Sandeep Awasthi wrote:
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?

You have long way to go. First concentrate on how to become good Java Developer.


His post says "How to become a software architect" and it does not say "Will be a software architect now"
sriram sankar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 26, 2008
Posts: 43
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Sandeep Awasthi wrote:
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?

You have long way to go. First concentrate on how to become good Java Developer.


His post says "How to become a software architect" and it does not say "Will be a software architect now"


Jothi is true in one way, Unless you say you are an architect , nobody will recognize it


SCJP 1.5 , SCBCD 5.0, SCEA 5.0
Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Sandeep Awasthi wrote:
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?

You have long way to go. First concentrate on how to become good Java Developer.


His post says "How to become a software architect" and it does not say "Will be a software architect now"


Would understand if you write in better way.
Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:
Jyoti Vaskar wrote:
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Just mention in your resume that you are a Software Architect and you are a Software Architect.


How is this Jothi??
Is Architect is same as developer??
Can a fresher be an Architect??


I was just kidding over there.


Just a suggestion, we have meaningless drive for kidding. These are serious discussions. As a professionals we should be careful, because these discussions will be read / referred later by others and topic starter is seriously asking advice.
Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:Hello to all,
I have started work as a Java Developer for 1 month ago.

Please advice me,
how to become Software Architect ?

There are many topics in this forum which will give you guideline. One example is this topic
bahtiyor ahmedov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2007
Posts: 10
Sandeep Awasthi wrote:
Just a suggestion, we have meaningless drive for kidding. These are serious discussions. As a professionals we should be careful, because these discussions will be read / referred later by others and topic starter is seriously asking advice.


Thanks a lot to Sandeep Awasthi, for understanding me serious.
bahtiyor ahmedov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 12, 2007
Posts: 10
And in my question i asked for real road map, not only banal answers.
Sandeep Awasthi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 23, 2003
Posts: 597
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:
Thanks a lot to Sandeep Awasthi, for understanding me serious.

You are welcome.
Topics in job discussions are very serious and related to complete career. They should not be made fun and we should not discourage for any one to ask advice even if questions apparently looks silly to others. But it is serious question for topic starter. When I was fresher I did not even know where should I ask how to become software architect.
Joe Harry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9344
    
    2

Sandeep Awasthi wrote:
bahtiyor ahmedov wrote:
Thanks a lot to Sandeep Awasthi, for understanding me serious.

You are welcome.
Topics in job discussions are very serious and related to complete career. They should not be made fun and we should not discourage for any one to ask advice even if questions apparently looks silly to others. But it is serious question for topic starter. When I was fresher I did not even know where should I ask how to become software architect.


I was serious in answering the original post "How to become a Software Architect", but the moment I saw him mentioning just one month into programming in Java, I liked his attitude. He seems to aim big. But he needs to realize that he is too early for that. Probably he should better ask, "How to become an effective Java Programmer" given his current experience.

My advice for a path towards a Java architect will be as below:

(1) Good programming skills in Java - Go through Effective Java by Joshua Bloch
(2) SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCEA certifications
(3) Experience in designing and developing multitude of applications across multitude of domains
(4) OOAD & UML modelling skills

Atleast the above four should be the basic things that needs to be met. So just match where you are with respect to the above four and you will realize yourself.

By the way, my intention was not to make fun of anything. Even I passed through the same path early in my career where I was unclear as to which programming language to specialize in. I can understand the enthusiasm here. Don't take anything serious. Relax and keep enjoying Javaranch!
Billy Tsai
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1297
think about it 10 years later


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Jimmy Clark
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
lol...while you are thinking about it, you might want to attain a Master of Science degree with focus on Software Engineering. Below are a few good programs that serve as examples of pathways to being a Software Architect. Good luck!

http://mse.isri.cmu.edu/software-engineering/

http://www.monmouth.edu/academics/software_engineering/graduate.asp

http://mapp.usc.edu/mastersprograms/degreeprograms/CSCI/MSCS-SE.html

 
 
subject: How to become Software Architect
 
Similar Threads
Can anyone become an Architect?
12 Essential Skills for Software Architects
What are the steps to be followed to become an "software architect"?
Is there any tool for generating sequence diagrams from J2EE Components
In need of Guidance