The Security Architect role is broad and may have other names, such as Lead Engineer, Senior Engineer, Chief Systems Programmer, or Computer Scientist. In some companies, “Architect” is simply a more senior engineer or systems analyst. Architecture is about the details at a high level. To use the building architect metaphor, architects don’t individually place the bricks and mortar; instead, they need to communicate to the bricklayers.
“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
— Gerald Weinberg