SOA Patterns > Basics > SOA Project Fundamentals > Organizational Roles > Service Architect
The Service Architect role is concentrated on the physical design of services. Therefore, this role is primarily associated with the Service-Oriented Design and Service Logic Design processes. Service Architects are commonly involved with the Service-Oriented Analysis stage as well. Service Architects therefore can participate in the definition of service candidates and then assume responsibility for authoring design specifications that fulfill business requirements while being compliant to design standards and service-orientation principles.
Figure 1 – Service Analysts will usually participate with the definition of service candidates during the Service-Oriented Analysis stage, in addition to their involvement with the actual physical design of service contracts and logic.