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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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Is Business Intelligence (BI) the Right Job Title? [closed]

There is a department at my company called Business Intelligence (BI). They mostly build reports and configure SSRS, SSIS and related Microsoft technologies. Most of them barely understand SQL (even ...
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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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Is Embedded Engineer and Firmware Engineer the same Job?

I'm looking to steer my career of Computer Scientist a little more into robotics. I've been analyzing and junior embedded positions might be a good opportunity to start. However, searching through ...
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Where does a “Technical Programmer” fit in, and what does the title mean? [closed]

Was: "What is a 'Technical Programmer'"? I've noticed in job posting boards a few postings, all from European companies in the games industry, for a "Technical Programmer". The job description was ...
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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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What is a name for a job where you do system analysis, project management and data diagramming? [closed]

In the last 4 months I've been able to manage a team and step away from the coding for a bit. I've been planning the system in full (both System Analysis and project managing, alongside action and ...
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software developer designation related [closed]

What does designation "Associate software developer Grade 10" means? A company mention it in his offer letter. Here two words are confusing first "associate" and second "GRADE 10".
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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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In an MVC project, does the Information Architect define the models?

The definition of an Information Architect's responsibilities seems to fit neatly with the definition of 'model' in the MVC pattern. But I've never heard the two concepts discussed together. In 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?

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?

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

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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How to become a technical architect from a developer [closed]

I have been programming in .NET for the last 5 years. I have used design patterns a lot in our projects. I do have some domain knowledge in financial jargon. My ultimate goal is to become a technical ...
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What's wrong with being a code monkey? (Or, what is a code monkey?)

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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Which professional positions combine Computer Science and Marketing?

I would like to find a job that combines Computer Science with Marketing, ideally in a position where you get to meet a lot of people and travel a fair bit. After having worked as a Front/Back Web App ...
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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 do I resolve a Title Dispute? Head Programmer/Developer and Consultant [closed]

I am working on a project (software) for an organization. Someone else from that organization asked If I could build something for the organization. I did so, for free in fact because I wanted to ...
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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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Who can call themselves a UI developer? [closed]

Who can call themselves a UI developer, without being a poser?I've noticed people calling themselves UI developers, which I would categorize as web designers instead. I'm not knocking it, I'd just ...
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junior / professional / senior categorization

Hey guys, is it just me or is the categorization of developer levels highly subjective? I get the feeling that every company tries to hire experienced developers as juniors because they don't know ...
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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?

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?

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?