While specific duties of a technical architect may vary, many are responsible for installing and managing computing and networking systems. For example, technical architects may review and analyze system hardware, including routers and servers. In assessing each product, technical architects may use computer models to test bandwidth and other features. After technical architects have analyzed each product, they may recommend product upgrades or new products.
As project managers, technical architects create schedules for employees, review system objectives and train new hires. Architects are generally the primary point of contact for technical questions. As such, these professionals may guide technicians who diagnose complex computer system issues. Other duties may be to mentor and aid in the development of aspiring technical architects.