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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Technical Architect - Data

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Education
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Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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€60k > 120
Technical Architect
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€60 - 120
Related Information:
Data Source(s):
Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Abrivia

Last Updated: February, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

3.9%
Occupational Category

ICT Professionals N.E.C.

Also included in this category:

IT consultants; software testers; systems testers (computing); telecommunications planners; business analysts (computing); system analysts; systems consultants; technical analysts (computing); technical architects; internet developers; multimedia developers; web designers; web design consultants.

Number Employed:

8,500

Part time workers: 6%
Aged over 55: 11%
Male / Female: 79 / 21%
Non-Nationals: 23%
With Third Level: 96%
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Data architects are programmers who are good at working with undefined, disparate types of data and lots of ambiguity.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Operate computer-aided drafting (CAD) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records.

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Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.

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Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.

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Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data.

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Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.

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Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.

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Supervise, coordinate, and inspect the work of draftspersons, technicians, and technologists on construction projects.

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Determine procedures and instructions to be followed, according to design specifications and quantity of required materials.

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Represent architect on construction site, ensuring builder compliance with design specifications and advising on design corrections, under architect's supervision.

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Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment: Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

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Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Documenting/Recording Information: Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

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Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards: Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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Building and Construction: Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Systems Analysis: Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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