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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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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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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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1answer
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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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6answers
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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 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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Are 'Architect' and 'Developer' separate roles? [closed]

Is it actually possible to develop software without also architecting it?
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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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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 [closed]

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 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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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 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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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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Do you believe it's a good idea for Software Engineers to have to work as Quality Assurance Engineers for some period of time? [closed]

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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3answers
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How to interpret programmer salary survey data, especially concerning different job titles? [closed]

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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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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6answers
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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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How can I find out what a job title means at a company? [closed]

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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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. ...