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Microservices Architects

Descriptions & Duties

  • Microservices has become increasingly popular in the digital transformation landscape and microservices architecture is an approach that allows creating an application from a combination of independently deployable smaller services. Architects experienced in microservices architecture are responsible for defining, maintaining and evolving the emerging architecture that enables business vision and objectives as well as maximises the value of technology into the current and future capabilities. Microservices Architects are experts who make high-level decision choices on software coding standards, tools and platforms with a focus on cloud-native and microservice solutions.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Strong knowledge of microservices architecture

Microservices Architects must have broad and deep technical knowledge of microservices architecture and be responsible for the development of a complete set of architectural views.

Analytical skills

Microservices Architects must possess strong business analysis skills including functional decomposition, requirements capture, process modelling.

Ability to present views and influence others

Microservices Architects are required to present and explain the architectural views to senior management and provide technical advice to ensure all team members in technical development follow the principles of Microservices.

Work Environment

  • Microservices Architects usually work in offices during regular business hours.