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Discussion on: Differences Between Engineer and Developer

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Eric King

In the computer programming world (especially in the U.S. where there's no legal restriction on the use of the title "Engineer"), "engineer" and "developer" are arbitrary interchangeable labels, nothing more. At my place of employment, I've held the title of "Software Engineer" and then "Senior Software Engineer" for over a decade, and I don't have a four-year degree, let alone a CS degree. Nobody bats an eye.

Ask 100 different people the difference between "engineer" and "developer" and you'll get at least 100 different answers.

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Vlad Solokha Author

Thanks for this. I do not disagree with you.