Software architect is a computer programmer or computer manager or expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.
Defining Software Architecture
The software architecture of a program or computing system is a depiction of the system that aids in the understanding of how the system will behave.
Software architecture serves as the blueprint for both the system and the project developing it, defining the work assignments that must be carried out by design and implementation teams. The architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities such as performance, modifiability, and security, none of which can be achieved without a unifying architectural vision. Architecture is an artifact for early analysis to make sure that a design approach will yield an acceptable system. By building effective architecture, you can identify design risks and mitigate them early in the development process.