Pega CSSA required. Pega architects require a high level of technical expertise combined with excellent planning, coordination and communication skills, as well as the ability to work on teams. Practitioners must have experience with relevant development tools and specific application and system architecture, in addition to a strong understanding of object-oriented design. A bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems is normally required, a master's degree is highly desirable and System Architect certification (CSA) by the Pega Academy Professional Certification Program is required. Employers seek a minimum of five to eight years of related work experience.
Typical duties include:
Designing major aspects of the architecture of an application, including components such as user interface, middleware and infrastructure
Providing technical leadership to the applications development team
Performing design and code reviews
Ensuring that uniform enterprise-wide application design standards are maintained
Collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure architecture is aligned with business requirements.