I've seen a few posts on here about job titles, what they are, what they mean and how do you get them.
As someone who has absolutely chased job titles earlier in my career I really think it's not something you should be worrying about.
Ultimately someone wants to be seen as "senior" because it's an accomplishment and gives you a sense of seniority (obviously!)
Here's the thing, the reason everyone has so many questions about "what is a senior dev" is because there is no industry standard. It's so arbitary and in my experience often just amounts to
Bob has done something with computers for 3+ years
I have interviewed senior developers who were really poor outside of a very specific problems space that they are used to
I have seen junior developers teach a huge room of developers with over 10 years experience category theory.
I guess what I am saying is I take someone's job title with a huge pinch of salt these days.
As a developer, I love to look at things as abstractions and I think the abstraction here is
- People want to be respected
- People want a sense of accomplishment
I promise you, if you enjoy your work and take pride in it then your team will respect you and you'll create some great software. Chase that.