An IT architect is a skilled professional who designs, develops, and manages infrastructure, including computer hardware and software, for an organization.
IT architects help businesses engage technology to meet their business goals and objectives.
Their duties can include procuring new technology, planning how technology must be implemented, and designing networks that will support the organization's future needs.
An IT architect's duties are very similar to those who are called network architects, computer engineers, and database administrators.
However, an IT architect's primary role is to oversee infrastructure design and implementation, whereas these other architects tend to work on individual technologies.