What kind of role is this?

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What kind of role is this?

Postby jacques01 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:10 am UTC

What is the typical name of a job role with these responsibilities:

-Manage a team of developers / engineers
-Also write code and help project development
-Determine best technology stacks and practices to use
-Research and continually monitor upcoming or existing technologies, both in the academic (e.g. publications) and corporate world (e.g. new startups)
-Responsible for the outcome of a product / project


I'm thinking this sounds like a Chief Engineer or Software Architect.

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Re: What kind of role is this?

Postby poxic » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:28 am UTC

Team lead? Or manager. We don't really have a software architect where I am, though. Data architect yes, but that's different.
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Re: What kind of role is this?

Postby ahammel » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:36 am UTC

I would call such a person a team lead or an architect of some sort.
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Re: What kind of role is this?

Postby Tub » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:59 am UTC

Lead programmer might fit, or any of the synonyms mentioned in the article. But given the non-normative nature of job titles, "zlorblax" might fit as well. You decide.

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Re: What kind of role is this?

Postby Zohar » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:38 pm UTC

Project manager might, too.
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Re: What kind of role is this?

Postby roflwaffle » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:00 pm UTC

That would be a technical architect here, or maybe a director, but a director isn't usually as hands on.


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