Being a Software Architect

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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.

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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About Chris

Husband & Father, Software Architect for @Caring, Rubyist, Creator of the Compass stylesheet framework, Sass Core Developer, Beer Drinker, Alumnus of Caltech Member of team Caring

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