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Never forget the power or parenthesis. I was a Senior Database Adviser. Not everyone got what that was so on my resume I can list it as Senior Database Adviser (Senior DBA and Architect). It takes all the mystery out of it.
I had a friend who was having trouble getting work with 5 years as a "Quadbase Administrator" on his resume.We changed Quadbase to SQL RDBMS and the phone went crazy. You must be truthful on your resume but you can define yourself.
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This is so true. People set their expectations of you based (in a large part) on your title. A mismatch between your actual job duties/responsibilities and your title can cause real difficulties in trying to accomplish your job.
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Barry, I like the parens. That's a good idea.

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Haha, and then there's the power of not knowing what title someone should get :-P

Where I'm at currently, management is very disconnected from the programming group, both in terms of knowledge and in terms of communication. On an e-mail I sent to our software vendor asking about a coding practice they use, I titled myself as the SQL DBA/Developer for the company. I figured, hey, why not? I manage the backups, the restores, the indexing, optimization, query construction, process improvement etc... Sure, it works! :-D

Unfortunately, management wasn't happy with my self-titling, and they said DBA/Database Developer wasn't appropriate for my position, because it sounded "too important". I questioned what I should be called, then, and they said they didn't know. A year and a half later, I'm on the company directory, off in my own section, by myself, with no indicator of what my department is.

I really don't care what the business calls me one way or another, but the situation remains amusing to me :-)

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I would guess I've had more than 6 different job titles over the 20+ years. And it just changed again from Lead Programmer Analyst to Lead Application Developer. No change in duties or in pay. I've never been one to really care about my job title, just as long as I keep getting paid the "big bucks", Ha Ha.:-)
But I do see the benefit of an accurate title when you go looking for that next job.

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Gary, that's funny, because I DID bring donuts every Friday. Food is always a good way to get people to drop by. Less important long term but critical at the time is being able to figure out where someone fits in the power structure. Delivery Lead was ambiguous, I had office space next to the CIO, but I wasn't part of the leadership team. Everyone scratching their head about do I have power or not? Combined with the title, it was miserable/amusing on any given day for weeks. Eventually everyone figured out what I did and life was easier. I'll fight more for a better title next time (or use parens!).

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Andy Warren (8/8/2014)
Technical Lead isn't a bad title, though I'd like it better if it were Database Technical Lead or SQL Technical Lead. Still, I think most reading the title will get/assume that you knew something!


It's rank-equivalent to team lead. The idea, as far as I can tell, is that teams will have one team lead, who manages and directs the people and one technical lead who manages and directs the technology used.

However I'm in a team of 1...


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Andy, I like your idea about going to Indeed, Monster, whatever, and looking up one's title, or the title one would like to have, to learn more about it. Great idea. Thanks!

Rod
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Technical Lead isn't a bad title, though I'd like it better if it were Database Technical Lead or SQL Technical Lead. Still, I think most reading the title will get/assume that you knew something!


It's rank-equivalent to team lead. The idea, as far as I can tell, is that teams will have one team lead, who manages and directs the people and one technical lead who manages and directs the technology used.

However I'm in a team of 1...



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GilaMonster (8/8/2014)
Andy Warren (8/8/2014)
Technical Lead isn't a bad title, though I'd like it better if it were Database Technical Lead or SQL Technical Lead. Still, I think most reading the title will get/assume that you knew something!


It's rank-equivalent to team lead. The idea, as far as I can tell, is that teams will have one team lead, who manages and directs the people and one technical lead who manages and directs the technology used.

However I'm in a team of 1...


Hey, at least you're the leader of the team of 1. :-P


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