Solution architect can sometimes be similar to an application architect, but over a suite of especially large applications that comprise a logical solution for a business. There is also a question on what the differences are between senior vs principal, or staff software engineer vs principal software engineer. They don't have concrete meaning outside of the org chart they live in. 0000011041 00000 n 0000003049 00000 n Currently, my card says Senior Software Engineer (we got Junior to Senior for Engineers and Consultants, above that are Unit and Line Management etc.). 0000028003 00000 n This may come as a strange question but the company I work at has recently gone through an internal power struggle and due to some shuffling of people, I have been asked to come up with suggestions for a new job title since I'll be taking a slightly different new role. 0000003717 00000 n "Lead", "Architect" - these are all bullshit buzz words that companies use to dupe engineers into thinking they're more important than they are. 0000011637 00000 n 0000011019 00000 n 0000005392 00000 n The average salary for a Senior Principal Architect is $156,058. Honestly, either lead architect or principal architect sound fine to me. Visit PayScale to research senior principal architect salaries by city, experience, skill, employer and more. Willingness to work overtime as required. Software Architect is a common title for this role. In the large software company I work at now, the position is "principal engineer". 0000085234 00000 n 0000009603 00000 n Your suggestion to decline makes little point without quitting. SENIOR ARCHITECT / DESIGNER Licensed architect or non-registered graduate with more than 10 years of experience; has a design or technical focus and is responsible for significant project activities. Filter by location to see Principal Architect salaries in your area. L�1�4���S�f5�)r����'����U�Ub���Y�g�,>���-�I�B`����Æ0j����CYC%���/�9�;���HL����:�}�Y�fx>��Ó��? Note that while my role will change a bit and this whole thing will result in new contracts, I do not expect my every day life to be super different from what it is right now. 0000006788 00000 n He/she is basically the owner or main shareholder and may also hold the title of the president, chief executive officer or partner. 0000008108 00000 n Salary estimates are based on 41 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Architect employees. 0000066983 00000 n i�9�8 �#�.�M�f�]�;�5�". Obviously duties associated with something like a SWE have significant overlap between orgs, but particularly for principal/lead roles those tend to be super ultra org-specific related to their duties. 0000008732 00000 n To make you do more work for the same pay, The person who you, and each of your new "technical subordinates" reports to can blame you when a project fails instead of taking the blame himself. 0000055078 00000 n A good portfolio and several years of work experience as an Architect. 0000089050 00000 n This discussion is separate. 0000004943 00000 n 0000089336 00000 n 0000006115 00000 n The highest position to which one can reach in the architecture field of work is a senior principal or partner. 0000002125 00000 n 0000008975 00000 n The highest position to which one can reach in the architecture field of work is a senior principal or partner. 0000001854 00000 n SENIOR PRINCIPAL/PARTNER. The national average salary for a Principal Architect is £88,173 in United Kingdom. He/she is basically the owner or main shareholder and may also hold the title of the president, chief executive officer or partner. Principal IT architect vs principal engineer are two different titles altogether. 0000007416 00000 n 0000005413 00000 n 0000089129 00000 n 0000005175 00000 n I googled Lead Architect and all I got was very business specific. Press J to jump to the feed. That's exactly why I am a bit confused. They both need to have the same training and significant work experience, such as 15 years. The management said it should be something like Lead Architect or Principal Architect. A subreddit for those with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer-science-related job. They also document, analyze, and plan on a day to day basis. ѽ[#�Ս�uU�k�"�� �W��-���1 Y�JB�� I come from a background where titles don't mean too much to people and I don't want to overdo this, but I guess I'll suggest Principal Architect then. Requires a bachelor's degree. It's simply to distinguish my persona further from the others. Senior engineers and principal engineers are the highest-ranking engineers. I was told that a new role of Architect will be established and that I am designated to be that guy. Politely decline. 0000088337 00000 n The national average salary for a Senior Principal Architect is $94,316 in United States. 0000003259 00000 n Directs development of new methods or techniques. %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000057756 00000 n 0000004903 00000 n 0000007395 00000 n 0000011615 00000 n 0000002604 00000 n Principal Software Engineer vs Senior Software Engineer. Right in the middle are solution architects who have the potential to receive an annual income of up to $116,000. Obviously I am in negotiations for a pay increase because my first reaction was that a new role justifies a new salary. 0000001818 00000 n I partially agree with you, though I find your approach radical. In smaller companies I have worked at, the position you describe was a "senior architect". Technical skills are a dime a dozen, but getting people to put aside their egos and work on ideas that they didn't originate or even agree with is what makes a successful architect. Just my opinion: Everything after this is picking nits. The main responsibilities of a principal IT architect include checking the intersystem interaction, their structure, and technologies used for the service. If you are dealing with outside folks, it's to make it look like they're getting a "really senior guy" for a bargain price. Technical architects tend to get the lowest rate out of the three. 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