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How is a Technical Architects typical day

 
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Hi

I am Senior developer having over 8 years experience. I was thinking on my career path and the role Technical Architect sounded good. But I am not sure what it is that a Technical architect does on a daily basis, if he has designed the system and the developers are developing it what is it that keeps him busy, also once the product is developed and there are no major design decisions to be made what is it that keeps him motivated.
I am looking for opinions from Techincal Architects regarding thier work and how it is different from the days when they were developers.

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Ramesh
 
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- Enhancements to the software infrastructure
- Quality of the code by other developers (standards, philosophy, methods)
- Performance and tuning
- Keep the infrastructure insync with the database, OS, browser changes
- Vision and strategy planning
- Training, technical documentation and demos
- Development of new Software products/projects
- Google, CNN, Javaranch.com, infoq.com, TheServerside.com

You will be busy my friend....
 
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It really depends on the company. Companies these days have a weird way of defining roles.
I was once labeled a Systems Engineer for one company when I was doing nothing more than heads down coding. It really depends on where you work, how they define the roles, and what you do. It should be a lot of what the above poster said, but I'm sure there are plenty of people who are labeled Technical Architect who really are nothing more than programmers.
 
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As per my understanding Architect is involved in
Technical Design (especially Architecture)
Decesions like Frameworks ,DB , technology
Issues like performance tuning,scalability, maintainability etc.
 
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Originally posted by srishal singh:
As per my understanding Architect is involved in
Technical Design (especially Architecture)
Decesions like Frameworks ,DB , technology
Issues like performance tuning,scalability, maintainability etc.



I am scared.
 
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The role of the architect depends on the company in which you are in. Responsibilities vary widely. Search this forum, there are many discussions about what it is that an architect does
 
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