Database architects construct, maintain and update enterprise database systems. By establishing its structure and working with administrators and analysts, they set standards, install solutions and integrate new systems with the current framework and modify performance and functionality to improve user experience.
Standard business hours
Database architects work typical 40-hour schedules in an office environment from Monday to Friday, although there may be times when they need to visit the office outside office hours. While some functions of the job can be done remotely through telecommunications technology, most of the work needs to be done in the office with other employees.
Annual salary estimates are based on percentile wage data collected through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey of US workers.
Bachelor's degree in computer science
To become a database architect, you will need a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject, although many employers increasingly prefer candidates with a master’s degree.
Meanwhile, there are many different certifications you can pursue, which can make you an attractive candidate.
With experience, you can move on to more senior positions in management or even advance to an executive capacity, such as director of software development or director of enterprise architecture.