Whether you’re on the hunt for your first job in tech or browsing the diverse job titles of our Juno Alumni, we know that sometimes job titles can be confusing. What’s the difference between a web developer and a web designer? What about front-end versus full-stack? Here’s a list of 7 popular developer/tech-related titles and what they mean!
1. Front-End Web Developer
2. Web Designer
3. Full-Stack Developer
A full-stack developer is proficient in working with both front-end and back-end coding languages. With their diverse skill set, they are able to work on every step of the web development process, including prototyping and programming browsers, servers, and databases. Often graduates of our Bootcamp continue their learning journeys with us by studying to become full-stack developers, so that they can level up to more senior roles at their company.
4. WordPress or Shopify Developer
A WordPress or Shopify developer specializes exclusively in developing custom themes for clients using WordPress or Shopify, two of the world’s most popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Clients can range from a big-time marketing agency revamping their website, to an independent clothing store trying ecommerce for the first time as a result of COVID-19, to a travel blogger looking to spruce up their personal website.
5. Web Analyst
A web analyst works on the web development team, and uses data analytics to track and identify trends in website user behaviour and interaction. Their primary goal is to draw conclusions from this data in order to strategize and improve a website’s design, user experience, and conversions.
6. UX/UI Developer
A UX designer is in charge of a product or service's user experience. It is their job to ensure that the functionality is smooth, accessible, and intuitive to the user's needs and behaviours. This involves conducting research and proposing strategies, designing wireframes and prototypes, and testing a product. UX designers often work closely with developers and designers, and/or have development/design knowledge, themselves.
7. Technical Consultant
A technical consultant works with a company or client to strategize how to optimize their technological processes while also reducing costs. They often use their technical expertise to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues, test applications, and make recommendations for long-term security and maintenance strategies based on best practices in the industry.
Thinking about getting into tech?
These are only some of the most popular developer titles in the tech industry, and within our Juno Alumni. We’re proud to have our grads working at some of the most innovative workplaces, from top tech companies in Canada to one-of-a-kind startups. If you've been thinking about starting your own journey into tech, check out our free guide below!