The modern world has more than 40 thousand professions. Society is developing and digitizing, some professions disappear due to their obsolescence, and some, on the contrary, appear and become most in demand in the labor market.
One such profession is a software architect. There are other names for this profession:
- system architect
- software architect
- IT architect
- IT infrastructure architect
And if earlier the construction of houses and other structures was associated with the word “architecture”, now this profession has a slightly different meaning.
The software architect is engaged in the most important activities in the IT field. It is on his shoulders that such tasks as the construction of complex IT systems for solving business problems rest. For large companies, a software architect can save money, as his task is to design a complete, functioning IT system from many different parts. The main task of the architect is automation and simplification of business processes, so that the company can reach a new level of service.
How often do you go into a company’s mobile application and spit, as it is crooked, does not work well and does not help you to simplify the service? I think quite often. The blame for this lies with the software architect, who did not foresee all the possible problems that the consumer may have when using the mobile application, and did not calculate the risks. Most likely, you will uninstall this application and use the services of competitors whose system architect turned out to be more reasonable and pumped over, and the first company will incur losses. The work of a software architect begins with a conversation with the customer and examines the niche for introducing the product, and ends with the control of the project at each stage, it is he who is responsible for virtually everything that happens with his product.
Of course, not every IT specialist can become a competent software architect. To do this, you must have both professionalism and a certain range of personal qualities. A good specialist should be different:
- stress resistance
- organizational skills
- analytical skills
And if you can’t pump your personal qualities even when working with a good psychologist, you can pump technical knowledge in the IT field. OTUS opened the course enrollment under the same name: “Software Architect”. Of course, the course is not suitable for those who have zero knowledge in the field of computer technology, but if you have knowledge and experience in one of the following stacks: Java (spring / Java EE), Node.js, C # (.net), python ( django), Golang, PHP, then this course is for you. It is designed specifically for team leaders, administrators and developers who are ready to learn Best Practice for the development of software architecture and complex distributed and fault-tolerant systems.
This course will not cover basic patterns. In order to make this course as useful as possible to those who work in the field of distributed / decentralized systems, non-trivial problems of designing backend applications, approaches to working with legacy services, problems with the consistency of changes (for example, the procedure for applying transactions) or with orchestration of services.
The course is taught by an experienced specialist in the field of software architecture Egor Zuev. He has more than 10 years of practical experience and scientific work, has awards and is engaged in teaching activities. If you want to learn more about the course and ask questions to Yegor, this can be done at the open day, which will be held on November 21 at 20:00 in the format of an online webinar. Egor will tell you in detail about the course program, as well as the skills, competencies and prospects that will be waiting for participants at the end of the course.
The training will be conducted online in the format of webinars, while the course implies a lot of practice and support from teachers at all stages of training. Communication with teachers is conducted in closed slack channels of the course. The result of the training will be a graduation project. You can choose it and develop in the following areas:
- distributed database
- distributed data-lake,
- private blockchain implementation,
- distributed semantic search system.
In the future, you can use the design work as a portfolio, and upon completion of training you will receive a certificate confirming your competence in the field of software architecture.
It is also worth mentioning the fact that all OTUS graduates have a chance to get a prestigious job with a decent salary, because OTUS always helps its clients with employment in partner companies, a full list of which can be found here.