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An enterprise architect (EA) is an enterprise architecture specialist that works closely with stakeholders, including management and subject matter experts (SME), to develop a view of an organization's strategy, information, processes and IT assets. An EA is responsible for using this knowledge to ensure IT and business alignment.
An EA connects an organization’s business mission, methodology and processes to its IT strategy and established in-depth documentation with the help of an array of architectural models, or views, which provide a picture of how an organization's existing and future requirements may be accomplished in an effective, agile, sustainable and flexible manner.
Enterprise architects function across organizational as well as computing silos to drive standard strategies and uncover information assets and techniques within the enterprise. An EA's primary goal is to provide an architecture that will support the most effective and reliable IT environments and satisfy an organization's business requirements.
Some typical responsibilities of an EA are as follows:
An EA should have the following skills and knowledge: