Enterprise Architect Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $170,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $195,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $220,000 AUD


  • Architectural Vision and Strategy: Develops the overarching architectural vision and strategy, aligning IT infrastructure and systems with business objectives.
  • Technology Roadmapping: Creates and maintains a technology roadmap, identifying and integrating emerging technologies to support strategic goals.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborates with business leaders and IT teams to ensure technology initiatives are aligned with business needs and priorities.
  • Governance and Standards Compliance: Establishes and enforces architectural standards and governance to ensure enterprise-wide consistency and quality.
  • Risk Management and Innovation: Identifies technological risks and opportunities for innovation, ensuring a secure, robust, and forward-looking IT environment.

Key Skills

  • Broad Technical Expertise: Comprehensive understanding of a wide range of technologies, including cloud computing, data architecture, and cybersecurity.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong ability to think strategically and align IT architecture with business needs.
  • Leadership: Proven leadership skills to guide and influence teams and stakeholders in adopting architectural strategies.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication skills to effectively articulate architectural vision and decisions to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to solve complex technical challenges in a fast-paced and evolving environment.

Standard Industry Training

  • TOGAF Certification (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • Zachman Framework Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Interview Questions for Enterprise Architect Candidates

  1. How do you align enterprise architecture with business strategy and objectives?
  2. Describe a situation where you had to introduce a new technology or system within an organisation. What approach did you take?
  3. What frameworks or methodologies do you use in your architectural planning and why?
  4. How do you manage stakeholder expectations and communicate complex architectural concepts?
  5. Can you discuss a challenging architectural problem you solved? What was your approach, and what was the outcome?
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