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Cracking the IT Architect Interview

By : Sameer Paradkar
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Cracking the IT Architect Interview

By: Sameer Paradkar

Overview of this book

An architect attends multiple interviews for jobs or projects during the course of his or her career. This book is an interview resource created for designers, consultants, technical, solution, domain, enterprise, and chief architects to help them perform well in interview discussions and launch a successful career. The book begins by providing descriptions of architecture skills and competencies that cover the 12 key domains, including 350+ questions relating to these domains. The goal of this book is to cover all the core architectural domains. From an architect’s perspective, it is impossible to revise or learn about all these key areas without a good reference guide – this book is the solution. It shares experiences, learning, insights, and proven methodologies that will benefit practitioners, SMEs, and aspirants in the long run. This book will help you tackle the NFR domain, which is a key aspect pertaining to architecting applications. It typically takes years to understand the core concepts, fundamentals, patterns, and principles related to architecture and designs. This book is a goldmine for the typical questions asked during an interview and will help prepare you for success!
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Architect job descriptions

This section describes various architect profiles in terms of role description, the accountabilities and competencies.

Enterprise architect - consulting

Summary of job description is as follows:

The enterprise architect will be responsible for assessment of high-risk, high-value proposals for process compliance, competitive approach, and risk identification and mitigation. The role ensures that the risks identified during the initial phases are addressed while in execution. The role also provides technical management support to troubled delivery projects. This role requires regular direct interfacing with the C-level management, including the CEO, CFO, and CTO; and providing internal technical consultative services and evaluation reports of complex, high-risk system integration deals.

The responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Key activities revolve around driving proposal and delivery consistency for complex deals through the entire life cycle, providing proposal...