A well-architected system is foundational for organizations needing to meet their business goals. How development teams approach building and maintaining these systems makes all the difference.

Software architecture and systems engineering are complex topics. No StackOverflow post will tell you everything you need to know.

This talk will break down some of the key concepts you must understand to become a successful software architect. We will talk about decomposing systems into modules, orchestration, logical vs. physical architecture, and managing all the critical - ilities (scalability, extensibility, stability, and so on). Looking at some existing industry ideas like volatility-based or DDD (domain-driven design) will help clarify these abstract ideas.

Concepts covered here will benefit both existing and aspiring architects.