Defining roles within teams, or understanding roles defined by the company.

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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 ...
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What do you call a developer with automated testing specialty? [closed]

Having been hired as a developer (5-6 years experience), I suggested to my employer that I also take a formal responsibility for our work with automated testing. Basically I find it interesting and ...
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Why are good programmers referred to as Ninjas? [closed]

How is a Ninja programmer defined? If it is just an experienced developer, then is there really no better way to describe that? Ninja sounds like a childish marketing ploy designed to attract ...
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Are 'Architect' and 'Developer' separate roles? [closed]

Is it actually possible to develop software without also architecting it?
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Should we use progressing job titles for programmers?

I'm currently thinking about job titles for my team of programmers. Historically it's been pretty flat, with most people just "Programmer", and a very few people "Senior Programmer". But both those ...
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Do you believe it's a good idea for Software Engineers to have to work as Quality Assurance Engineers for some period of time?

I believe it is. Why? I've encountered many Software Engineers who believe they are somehow superior to QA engineers. I think it may help quench this belief if they do the job of a QA engineer for ...
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How important is my job title? [closed]

I work on two internal, mission critical applications. Let's keep it simple and call them "Foo" and "Bar". Nobody outside of the company has ever heard of them - like I said, they're internal apps. ...
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What's the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? [closed]

Other than title and pay, what is the difference? What different responsibilities do they have, how knowledgeable/experienced are they? Basically what would you use to determine which one you (or ...
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What's the difference between “Programmer” and “Coder”? [closed]

Sometimes I heard people talking about how "that guy is not a programmer, he is just a coder." Could someone specify what's the difference between "programmer" and "coder"? Does the IT coder ...
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What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? In my previous company, ...
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How many developers actually have private offices? [closed]

So I know everyone here is all about private offices, how many developers actually have them. I am sort of half skeptical. I can believe that lead developers have them, but thats normally just one ...
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What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? [closed]

What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers?
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What's the difference between a “developer” and a “programmer”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? What's the difference ...
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When someone asks you what you do, what do you say (e.g. programmer, developer, code monkey)? [closed]

Do you call yourself a programmer, a developer, or a code monkey? I personally prefer to say I am a developer.
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Is software development an engineering discipline?

Can software development be considered engineering? If no, what are the things that it lacks in order to be qualified as an engineering discipline? Related to this is this question on Stack Overflow ...