re: Are software titles inflating during the years? VIEW POST


I think in general titles aren't helpful. They are set to show progression and set salary ranges. On one hand it's important to help individuals feel the sense they are progressing, but on the other hand, there are so many levels you can give out. How do you balance grow and progression and inflation of titles? That's hard. Although on company described how they tried:

Riot Engineering Debugging Titles


I agree with you, titles only mess things up. I know a lot of cases when senior engineers from one company become middle or even junior developers in another.

I believe that progression must be clearly visible from:

  1. Code you write. Including quality and amount
  2. Metrics you generate. That's a whole different topic: what metrics to choose and how to monitor them

Thanks for the article. It is really interesting.

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