It’s easy to be intimidated by a big title. It can be difficult to keep all the different tech roles straight. What does an architect do that’s different from a developer? What are the CTO and the VP of engineering responsible for? If you’re just starting in tech, what are the different career paths you could take? In this limited series, Compiler details the journey of a fictional startup finding its way from founding to exit. As they grow, they’ll need to hire new roles to meet the demands of a growing company. We’ll hear from a selection of key hires about what they do, how they fit into their organizations—and why they’re indispensable.
Episodes in this series
Episode 40 | 04.27.23 | 38:56 mins | Career, Development
The Developer Advocate And The Exchange
There are a lot of ways to get your product out there. But the tech industry is different. Developer advocates do the work of building bridges with users.
Episode 39 | 04.13.23 | 35:21 mins | Career, Development
Tech Support, Deconstructed
Working a help desk can seem mundane, stressful, and thankless. How can technical support staff stand out in their roles, and rise above negativity?
Episode 38 | 03.30.23 | 32:16 mins | Career, Development
The Web Developer And The Presence
Does a company’s digital strategy deserve as much attention as its product strategy? If so, what does that mean for a web developer?
Episode 37 | 03.16.23 | 32:35 mins | Career, Development
The Product Manager And The Loop
Maintenance is important, but development teams also want to add new features for customers. How can they decide what needs the most immediate attention?
Episode 36 | 03.02.23 | 37:22 mins | Career, Development
The Sysadmin And The Script
System(s) Administrators don’t get enough credit. How do they juggle their breadth of responsibilities?
Episode 35 | 02.16.23 | 28:32 mins | Career, Development
The Designer And The Blueprint
Design can be a powerful tool. But where, and how, does it start when building software? And how can it drive a company’s growth?
Episode 34 | 02.02.23 | 36:40 mins | Career, Development
The Architect And The Toolbox
There are many kinds of architects in tech. What does it take to build effective solutions to technical problems? And how do you learn those skills?
Episode 33 | 01.18.23 | 34:50 mins | Career, Development
The CTO And The Vision
Chief Technology Officers know their technology. But what does a CTO do? The CTO And The Vision kicks off Re:Role, Compiler’s series on tech careers.