The job of a software architect typically includes designing and programming system-level applications like operating systems, embedded systems and so on. software architecting jobs require the understanding of how both software and hardware function. Jobs for software architects often involve talking to clients and colleagues to assess and define what solution or system is needed. This would mean there's a lot of client interaction as well as full-on technical work. Software architect jobs are often found in IT, Electronics and Telecommunications companies. A computing, software engineering or related higher degree is often needed. Software architect jobs would require skills like analysis, logical thinking and being a team player. Software architects job involves designing, running, and testing various computer programs and applications.