A Software Architect

  • A software architect lives to serve the engineering team — not the other way around.
  • A software architect is a mentor.
  • A software architect is a student.
  • A software architect is the code janitor. Happily sweeping up after the big party is over.
  • A software architect helps bring order where there is chaos, guidance where there is ambiguity, and decisions where there is disagreement.
  • A software architect codes the parts of the system that are the most precious and understands them through and through.
  • A software architect creates a vocabulary to enable efficient communication across an entire company.
  • A software architect reads far more code than he or she writes — catching bugs before they manifest as systems change.
  • A software architect provides technological and product vision without losing sight of the present needs.
  • A software architect admits when he or she is wrong and never gloats when right.
  • A software architect gives credit where it is due and takes pride simply in a job well done.

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