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A fitting title other than Full Stack Developer [closed]

In my career as a web developer I handle many, if not all areas of the development life cycle for my company. I code in PHP and JavaScript. I can build nice front end UI's. I use frameworks, task ...
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Am I designing software or architecting software? [closed]

A large part of my job responsibility involves taking a user story, developing a technical specification for it, mentoring a junior developer with writing and testing the code against the technical ...
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What Is The Relationship Between Software Architect and Team Member [duplicate]

I work for a small company which has less than 100 persons. Several months ago, this company offered me position of SA and I accepted. There are three teams in this company, and I work for one of ...
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How should I describe myself on my CV? As a software developer? A software engineer? A senior developer? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a lot, but I'd like to know what to present myself as on my CV and to future employees. I'm 24, and began as a C#/ASP.NET developer after graduating from University in 2010 ...
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Moving forward in the programming world

I have been placed in a recent position where my job title does not adequately represent what my current duties entail. I am worried that this classification will affect me later in my career as the ...
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Does what I'm doing make me a software engineer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? I am a software company owner for 8 years now. After years of operation I figured out that all ...
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The Written Roles of Chief Technology Officer

A follow up to this question: The Written Roles of Software Development Manager What is the role and what are the responsibilities of a CTO when it's done well, with particular reference to how it ...
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What is the process of planning software called? Or what is the job title of someone who does software planning?

For example, let's say a non-technical person comes to me with their rough initial specification. And I sit down with them over a couple weeks and help them hone, formalize and better plan the ...
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Web Developer or Web Designer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should every programmer know about web development? I have built 10+ straightforward websites using the Symfony framework and Wordpress. Does this mean I am a web ...
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Is there a title for someone who is both a Software Developer and a Business Analyst? [closed]

I usually see two job titles in the IT industry. My understanding of their most commonly accepted usage (simplified): Business Analyst: Main role is eliciting the users' needs Software Developer ...
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What is the difference between web designers and developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer? Web designers and developers work in the same project, I've been searcing for ...
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Lead Programmer definition clarification

I have been working on PHP and MySQL based web application for more than 5 years now. I started my career as an Intern, and worked my way up through Jr Developer and Software Developer to Sr. Software ...
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Difference between software analyst, software developer and programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System Analyst vs Computer Programmer? What the main occupational difference? Which one pays generally better? Which has the better Work–life balance? I am asking ...
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What's the difference between junior, middle, and senior developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? There seems to be three common java programmer qualification levels: Junior Middle Senior What makes a ...
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Can I apply for “Software Engineer” jobs without being an engineer? [closed]

I am from a country in which the use of the word "Engineer" or "Engineering" is strictly regulated by legislation. This means that you must hold a degree in Engineering AND passed an exam to join the ...
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As the team leader/manager, what kind of role should I seek when we switch to Scrum?

My company wants to start using Scrum, and in real scrum there is no place for a real team leader (manager). What is the next step for the dev team leader? Should I be a (chief) system architect/tech ...
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What is the job title hierarchy amongst software engineers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the suffix after software engineer/developer job titles mean? (i.e. Software Developer III) work advancement titles I've been struggling to understand job ...
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Is an “associate engineer” the same as a “junior engineer”? [closed]

I'm a recent college grad starting my first software engineering job. I received an offer I like but the title is associate engineer. I'm used to seeing junior engineer. Is this pretty much the same ...
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What the difference of Skills between a Dev Senior and a Software Architect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between a Software Architect, a Software Engineer, and a Software Developer (Programmer)? I have had many discussions about the role of a software ...
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What's the difference between Enterprise Architect , Software/Solution Architect and a Dev Senior? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What the difference of Skills between a Dev Senior and a Software Architect? I was discussing with some friends and I got to the conclusion that in the Software area ...
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What would the role of a “Software Engineer in Test” be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Microsoft SDET position How difficult is it to transition from a software test engineer to a software development engineer? I interviewed for a Software Engineering ...
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Software Engineer and IT Professionals [duplicate]

If you graduated as an Information Technology or a Computer Science student and you have a job that involves computer programming such as developing websites and systems, can you be called Software ...
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What is the senior web developer's role in the team?

With a team of 3 other web developers i have the title as lead web developer for a year now. This is my first job as a lead. I'm pretty set on what my roles are from management. I'm curious what ...
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Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use? [closed]

Wanted: Experienced Delphi programmer to maintain ginormous legacy application and assist in migration to C# Later on, as the new hire settles into his role... "Oh, that C# migration? Yeah, we'd ...
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What “Industry Classification” is Computer Programming?

Whenever I fill out a survey (especially, but not limited to trade-papers/mags/sites), there’s one question (or any derivation thereof) that always trips me up: Which industry classification best ...
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Titles: Programmer Level I, II, and III [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What personal milestones can you use to measure growth in your programming abilities? I am looking for the criteria of what makes a programmer a level I, II, and III? ...
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What is the actual difference between Computer Programmers and Software Engineers? Is this description accurate? [duplicate]

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the difference: Computer programmers write programs. After computer software engineers and systems analysts design software programs, ...
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What's the difference between a solution and platform architect? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding any information regarding the job title "platform architect". What is the difference between it and a solution architect?
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Why are IT and development job titles so cryptic? [closed]

I'm a new intern in a fairly large company's IT department. I've been learning a whole lot of stuff and I'm loving every minute of it. However, the more people I meet in the company, the less I ...
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Difference between a Quality Engineer and a Tester [closed]

In a software firm there are three kinds of jobs Software Developer Software Quality Engineer Software Tester The role of a software developer is quite clear but what's the difference between the ...
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What's wrong with being a code monkey? (Or, what is a code monkey?) [closed]

Programmers tend to talk about being a "code monkey" in a derogatory way. "Don't work there, you will just be a code monkey!". I have two offers for jobs, one at a small company, one at a very large ...
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How is a “Software Developer” different from a “Software Consultant”? What makes a consultant?

I have seen a lot of people claiming themselves to be a "software consultant". These consultants do what a normal software developer does, write code, estimate tasks, fix bugs and attend meetings etc. ...
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How to interpret programmer salary survey data, especially concerning different job titles?

I've been trying to understand how my compensation stacks up against the competition. I understand that this can be a bit of a localized question, so I'll do my best to avoid local issues. There are ...
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How can I find out what a job title means at a company?

I am in a dilemma about a job offer from a top 10 semiconductor companies in SF bay area. I have about 10 years of experience at various small to large (> $1 billion) companies in bay area. After my ...
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Can “Junior” be used in a resume? [closed]

I don't know if "Junior" is a useful title. Can the title Jr. Developer be used in a resume? I want to be a good fit for something that is entry level, but still challenging. Examples: Jr. Web ...
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What is the difference between an Engineer and a Technologist? [closed]

There are people who just love using the word Technologist in and around me. Sometimes I feel that the way I use to think as an Engineer while solving problems is quite different then the so-called ...
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What is the difference between an engineer and a product manager?

It seems nowadays all the develop teams have both software engineers and product manager. I am a newbie to the software industry and I wonder what is the difference? Is it necessary for a Product ...
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What are the duties of a software control management (SCM) engineer in a large company? [closed]

What are the canonical responsibilities of such a specialized role? Normally, I expected this to be part of the tasks of a normal developer, but in large companies I know this role is to be fulfilled ...
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What is the difference between these senior software engineer titles? [closed]

I'm currently a senior research software engineer at a large company and am being offered a "senior staff engineer" position somewhere else. I am not sure if the new position's title conveys a ...
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Microsoft's Software Development Engineer in Test position [closed]

I was curious about MS's Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) position. I've heard a lot of people speak negatively and positively about this position. I was wondering if any current or ...
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What is the typical career path for a Software Development Manager? [closed]

What does the career path of a Software Development Manager typically look like, in terms of years of experience, education, professional background, and so on?
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Job title inflation and fluffing [closed]

When you work on the same project for a relative long time you get more experienced. You may also master many new technologies. Besides the coding you may also do what would classify other roles. ...
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work advancement titles [closed]

After some googling I was unable to find out hierarchy of different titles in career development. Especially the connection between Senior Engineer and Software Specialist is unclear to me. Which one ...
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Whats the difference between a Software Architect, a Software Engineer, and a Software Developer (Programmer)? [closed]

I'm reading through the CNN article about the highest paying jobs in America. A software architect is listed as #1. A software engineer listed as #9. And a software developer (programmer) is listed at ...
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Does being a Senior Developer using one language qualify you to be a Senior Developer using another language? [closed]

If I work as a Developer in one language (e.g. Java) and work my way up to Senior Developer, would that qualify me to be a Senior Developer for a position using another language (e.g. Ruby)?
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System Analyst vs Computer Programmer? [closed]

My question here is relative to jobs. I currently hold a System Analyst position. What is the difference between System Analyst and Programmer/Analyst? Is this position higher than a programmer? Or ...
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Difference between Software Engineering and IT?

I see mostly everyone distinguishes between being a Software Engineer and being in IT on the jobs sections of their site. What is the distinction?
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Software Developer vs. Project Manager vs. Product Manager [closed]

I've been a software developer for 10 years. I like being a developer and no surprise I strive for sense of achievement. However, I normally find myself doing stuff that needs to get done regardles of ...
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Are robotics engineers also programmers? [closed]

I am going to be a senior next year, and I have done lots in computer programming and electronics. I am thinking of studying robotics when I go to university, but I am not sure how much programming ...
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When should you call yourself a senior developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? I'm curious what senior developer means because apparently the definition doesn't mean what I thought it ...