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Information Systems Architect

IT Architect, Software Architect, Urban Planner

An Information Systems Architect builds and develops a company’s information system (servers, operating systems, software, computers, etc.) to adapt it to the needs of its users. Possessing both IT expertise and strategy skills, they act as a liaison between management and technical teams. They may work in companies or as consultants (self-employed or for a digital services company).


  • They analyse the flow of information within the company and determine customer needs.

  • They decide on the technical architecture of the system and its division into sub-systems, while guaranteeing technical choices and cost control.

  • They are involved in the reconfiguration of server connection layouts.

  • They advise company management on the technological or organisational modifications that the new information system may require.

  • They coordinate a technical team, particularly during design meetings, and report on project progress.

Required skills

  • Ability to summarise
  • Interpersonal and listening skills
  • Open-mindedness
  • Interest in new technologies and technical matters

What you need to learn/master

  • IT systems engineering
  • Object-oriented design and programming
  • Business process digitalisation
  • Project management
  • Cyber security
  • IT security

Career opportunities and progression

  • The market is very dynamic with numerous opportunities and IS Architects can move on to become IS Consultants or IT Directors.

Qualification requirements

5 years of post-High School education


Gross annual salary (base + variable) as stated in 80% of job offers: €37,000 - €75, 000 (average €51,000)