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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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What jobs exist in IT?

Contribute a job title. Can we name them all?

This is a DEV Discuss thread — it can be as open-ended as we want. 😅

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Eljay-Adobe

Depends on what one considers to be IT.

I've worked at companies where software development was part of IT. Well, called EDP at that time, but eventually EDP was rebranded IT.

And at companies where software development (for line-of-business applications) was not part of IT.

IT that kept the phones working, the LAN working, the WAN set up & firewalled, the file servers running & backed-up, the SQL servers working, the SQL administrators keeping the SQL systems efficient & with the proper topology for the business needs, the printers working & printer servers working, workstation acquisition & setup & installation, authentication servers, HTTP servers, Wiki servers (intranet & internet), email servers. IT that worked in cooperation with corporate facilities, with business units, with vendors. IT that minded licensing, and compliance, and security, and policy, and worked with the legal department.

IT is a big umbrella.

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Imam Ali Mustofa

Superman

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Krishna Kanhaiya

Ironman

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Dhravya

Spiderman

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Aneeqa Khan

Aquaman

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Tawhid

Hackerman

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Shahidul Islam

Antman

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Ishaan Sheikh

What is this going on man?

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Imam Ali Mustofa

Coz many client need us to being more then HUMAN 🤓

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KennyKanp

Supreme Ironman (senior)

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Tawhid

senior full stack Iron man

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Thorsten Hirsch

Is this the successor of the "rockstar" developer?

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SaptakBhoumik

Dr Strange

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Khokon M.

No Life Man

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Vicente Reyes

Batman

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BernerT

Support engineer

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Eddy Cordero

Reliability Engineer

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Tawhid

Printer Fixer

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Nikola Stojaković

Machine learning engineer

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Pascal Thormeier
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GOKAY BURUC
Computer systems manager

Network architect

Systems analyst

IT coordinator

Network administrator

Network engineer

Service desk analyst

System administrator (also known as sysadmin)

Wireless network engineer

Database administrator

Database analyst

Data quality manager

Database report writer

SQL database administrator

Big data engineer/architect

Business intelligence specialist/analyst

Business systems analyst

Data analyst

Data analytics developer

Data modeling analyst

Data scientist

Data warehouse manager

Data warehouse programming specialist

Intelligence specialist

Back-end developer

Cloud/software architect

Cloud/software developer

Cloud/software applications engineer

Cloud system administrator

Cloud system engineer

DevOps engineer

Front-end developer

Full-stack developer

Java developer

Platform engineer

Release manager

Reliability engineer

Software engineer

Software quality assurance analyst

UI (user interface) designer

UX (user experience) designer

Web developer

Application security administrator

Artificial intelligence security specialist

Cloud security specialist

Cybersecurity hardware engineer

Cyberintelligence specialist

Cryptographer

Data privacy officer

Digital forensics analyst

IT security engineer

Information assurance analyst

Security systems administrator

Help desk support specialist

IT support specialist

Customer service representative

Technical product manager

Product manager

Project manager

Program manager

Portfolio manager
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Charles F. Munat
  • Opinionated dick who believes he (always a he) knows a lot but knows nothing
  • Dev who just phones it in
  • Dev who shows up, socializes to keep others from working, then collects same paycheck
  • Dev who complains bitterly about every new idea but never has any of his own
  • BA who just gets in the way and is constantly on about unimportant stuff
  • Product owner or manager who hasn't got a clue, but never thinks to ask the experts
  • Employees of all stripes who think work is intended to be a great place to socialize (or even mate) and that work is optional

Frankly, most of the female or LGBTQ+ devs I've met are much better than the guys, so the guys just talk over them in meetings and never ask their opinions.

I'm sure I'm missing a few titles, but these cover most of the people I encounter in enterprise.

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Michael Tharrington

Community Manager!

While this isn't strictly IT, it's common for tech companies to hire someone to help manage the community that builds up around their product, service, or area of expertise.

Oftentimes a community manager will work with a dev rel team to try and figure out the best way to serve the community, whether that is helping to develop a community content plan, conducting user research, finding ways to bring new folks into your realm, or just keeping folks engaged. All are important!

From my experience, it's a challenging but rewarding position!

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SalynDev

Don't know wh, but Web(Front-end) is good for less boring regular software job. Just me.

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Jan Küster

Firefighter 🔥

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Tawhid

Senior Fullstack Firefighter 🔥

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Andres Becker

Mobile developer

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Jakub Stibůrek

QA engineer

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Rakesh Sagar

Bug creator
Bug finder
Bug destroyer

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Andrew Baisden

Clan Leader

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Dendi Handian

IT Department Guy

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Nabil Alamin

lord of the interns

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Tyler Smith

The boss's kid who seems to get paid to fix printers and restart computers when they're acting funny. He's not quite IT, but that's all he does and is still paid to be there 20 hours a week.

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John Peters • Edited on

Cloudster, Frontender, Backender, Inbetweener, Networker, Builder, VMer, Databaser, Storager, Scrumster, Antagonist, Protagonist, Maestro, Work Buddy.

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SPABOI

Ethical Hacking. - Black Hat, White Hat, and Grey Hat.

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Ingo Steinke

Creative Web Developer

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Yash Chaudhari

Android Engineer

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Nikita Koselev

Software Engineering - Developer Productivity Engineer. See for more details in my post here dev.to/nikitakoselev/rise-of-the-d...

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Joe Mainwaring

IT titles I’ve held:

Student support specialist
LAN specialist
Systems specialist
Application support specialist
SysAdmin

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Bobby Iliev

TMTC - Too Many To Count 😁

Some companies often come up with their own job titles too.

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philippgnodtke

Backend Dev.

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Tawhid

Junior Remote Game Developer

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Dylan Oh

Algorithm engineer!

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Pawel

Data Analyst

Data Engineer

Data Scientist

Frontend & Backend Engineers

Full Stack Developer

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Mmm... Software engineer?

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Leví Arista

Applications Analyst

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jonesbones

Systems engineer

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Parker Waiters

Frontend web developer

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Diner Das

QA Automation Engineer

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thirthfamous

Software Engineer, IT Support, System Analyst, System Administrator, DevOps.
There's a bunch of stuff, IT is the future

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Mohit shrivas

deadline's most importent😅 / ofcourse Dev

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Jon Randy

Seemingly increasing numbers of titles year by year... but due to what? Over-complication? Declining skill levels? Something else?

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Joe Sweeney

Probably because of the lack of standardization of what to call someone, even though many of the responsibilities overlap quite a bit. It's not like the medical or law fields where there are widely-accepted credentials.

I once had job title of "Digital Platform Manager", which was a very fancy way of saying "Web developer" with a couple other small, non-coding responsibilities.

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Simon Foster

IT Technician
Systems Administrator
Database Administrator
IT Manager
Application Developer
Software Engineer
Software Developer
Senior Software Developer

and those are just the titles from my CV!