The primary task of a Network Infrastructure Architect is to design and set up computer networks, which include Internet connections, intranets, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), wireless LANs, and data communications networks, among others. The individual’s responsibility also includes ensuring that all the systems a company or an organization are operating optimally.
Architects analyze how existing and future networks will support their organization’s operations, besides also monitoring and organizing any projects related to networks. To optimize the technological abilities of an organization, they manage network security and boost data transfers to make sure that all the systems are working to their fullest potential.
Primarily, network architects design efficient network infrastructures that satisfy the short-term as well as the long haul IT and commercial requirements of their organization or clients.
They should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Architects need to have solid communication skills because they would interact with people from different departments within an organization.