The OfferZen platform currently supports 36 roles across 6 categories.
Note: Some role definitions and responsibilities can vary across companies. Our aim is to establish a common language with our customers to ensure that candidates and companies are aligned when using the supported roles.
Backend Engineer: Develops and maintains the server-side applications. Work with databases, APIs, and other backend technologies to ensure the proper functioning of the software's core functionality.
Embedded Engineer: Develops and programs software systems designed to operate within specific hardware devices or embedded systems. Possesses unique skill set that combines software engineering principles with deep understanding of hardware architecture.
Frontend Engineer: Creates and implements the visual and interactive elements of a software application. Collaborates closely with designers and backend developers to build user-facing interfaces that deliver a seamless and engaging user experience.
Full stack Engineer: Proficient in both frontend and backend development. Work on all layers of a software application, including the UI, business logic, and databases. Capable of handling both client-side and server-side development tasks to build complete applications themselves.
Integration Engineer: Integrates disparate systems, applications, components, or services to ensure their smooth operation and interoperability. Work on connecting various technologies and APIs to enable data flow and communication between different parts of a system.
Mobile Engineer: Develops applications for mobile devices. Expertise in mobile app development frameworks and technologies. Create mobile apps that are optimised for performance and provide a seamless user experience.
QA/Test Engineer: Ensures the quality and reliability of software applications. Designs and executes test plans, write test cases, and perform various types of testing. Identifies and reports any bugs, defects and areas of improvement in the software. Collaborates closely with developers, project managers, and other stakeholders to validate software functionality and ensure it meets the required standards.
Software Architect: Envisions and designs the overall structure and organisation of a software system. Defines the system's key components, interactions, and overall architecture that guides the development process. Ensures that the system is scalable, maintainable, and meets the desired functional and non-functional requirements.
UX Engineer: Combines the principles of user experience (UX) design and front-end development to create seamless and enjoyable digital experiences for users. Implements user-centric design solutions and ensures they are technically feasible. Collaborates with designers and developers to ensure that the software meets the needs and expectations of its users.
Cloud Engineer: Designs, implements, and maintains cloud-based infrastructure and services. Proficient in cloud technologies and architecture, virtualisation, and automation. Works closely with development teams, system administrators, and other IT professionals to ensure the smooth operation and optimisation of cloud-based systems.
Database Administrator (DBA): Manages and maintains databases within an organisation. Ensures data integrity, availability, and optimal performance of database systems. Works closely with developers, system administrators, and other stakeholders to support and enhance database operations.
DevOps Engineer: Bridges the gap between software development and operations. Works to automate and streamline the software development and deployment processes. Uses tools and practices to enable continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure as code. Collaborates with development teams to enhance the speed, quality, and stability of software releases and infrastructure deployment.
Salesforce Engineer: Develops, deploys and maintains applications on the Salesforce platform. Creates customised solutions that meet the specific needs of the organisation. Proficient in the Salesforce development platform and its associated technologies.
Security Engineer: Ensures the security and integrity of the organisation's systems and data. Designs and implements security measures to protect against potential threats and vulnerabilities. Designs and trains best security practices, risk assessment strategies and creates protective measures to ensure the most robust protection of information and resources.
Site Reliability Engineer (SRE): Ensures the reliability, scalability, and performance of software applications and infrastructure. Bridges the gap between software development and operations, focusing on the stability and efficient operation of production environments. Works on automating processes, monitoring systems, incident response, and capacity planning to achieve high availability and optimal performance.
Data and AI
Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst: Responsible for analysing data and providing insights to communicate information of high value to support business decision-making demands. Gathers and analyses data from various sources, creates reports and visualisations, and presents findings to stakeholders. Uses tools and techniques to identify trends, patterns, and opportunities to improve business performance.
Business Intelligence (BI) Engineer: Focuses on developing and maintaining the technical infrastructure and tools for data analysis and reporting. Works on designing and implementing data pipelines, data warehouses, and data models to support business intelligence initiatives. Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure data accuracy, availability, and security.
Data Analyst: Responsible for collecting, organising, and analysing data to extract meaningful insights. Works with large datasets and uses statistical and analytical techniques to identify patterns, trends, and correlations. Creates reports, dashboards, and visualisations to communicate findings to stakeholders and support decision-making.
Data Architect: Responsible for designing the overall structure and organisation of data. Defines the data architecture, including data models, databases, and data integration processes and policies. Ensures data integrity, security, and scalability while meeting the business requirements and data governance standards.
Data Engineer: Focuses on developing and maintaining the infrastructure and processes required to collect, store, and transform large volumes of data. Works with technologies like big data frameworks, databases, and data integration tools. Builds and optimises data pipelines, ensures data quality, and collaborates with other teams to enable efficient data analysis and application development.
Data Scientist: Applies advanced statistical and analytical techniques to extract insights and build predictive models from large and complex datasets of structured and unstructured data. Uses machine learning algorithms, statistical modelling, and data visualisation to solve complex problems and provide data-driven solutions. Works on identifying trends, making predictions, and providing actionable insights to support decision-making.
Machine Learning Engineer: Focuses on developing, deploying, and maintaining machine learning models and systems. Works on training models, optimising their performance, and integrating them into production systems. Collaborates with data scientists, software engineers, and domain experts to solve complex problems and build scalable machine learning solutions.
Prompt Engineer: Creates and refines large language models (LLMs) and AI services, like intelligent chatbots and virtual assistants, that respond to queries in an automated fashion through natural language processing (NLP). Designs, builds, and maintains dialogue-based models and related systems. Oversees the entire architecture of a natural-language powers system, from the collection of data for the models to the continuous maintenance of the designs for enhanced accuracy and effectiveness in interactions.
Business Systems Analyst: Also known as Business Analyst (BA). Bridges the gap between business needs and technology solutions. Analyses business processes and requirements of an organisation and translates them into technical specifications. Conducts competitor research together with marketing specialists to make sure projects are viable and competitive.
Product Manager: Responsible for the overall strategy, development, and success of a product or product line. Works closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, and marketing, to define product features, prioritise requirements, and guide the product roadmap. Gathers market and customer insights, conducts competitive analysis, and makes data-driven decisions to ensure the product meets customer needs and achieves business goals.
Product Owner: Defined by Agile methodologies. Represents the business or customer's interests in the development process. Works closely with the development team to prioritise and define the product backlog, ensuring that the most valuable features are delivered. Collaborates with stakeholders to gather requirements, provide clarifications, and make decisions regarding the product's scope and direction.
Project Manager: Responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing the successful completion of a project. Defines project goals, develops project plans, allocates resources, and manages the project schedule and budget. Coordinates with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and clients to ensure project milestones are met, risks are mitigated, and deliverables are of high quality.
Scrum Master: Defined by Scrum methodology. Responsible for facilitating the Agile process and ensuring that the Scrum framework is effectively implemented. Acts as a servant-leader for the development team, removing obstacles, facilitating meetings, and promoting collaboration and self-organisation. Ensures that the team adheres to Agile principles and practices, helping to deliver high-quality software in iterative sprints.
UI Designer: Responsible for designing the visual elements and overall aesthetics of a digital product or application. Focuses on creating visually appealing and intuitive user interfaces that enhance the user experience. Creates wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Considers factors such as layout, colour schemes, typography, and iconography to ensure the design is cohesive and visually pleasing.
UX Designer: Responsible for designing and improving the overall user experience of a product or application. Focuses on understanding the user's needs, goals, and pain points to create intuitive and user-centred designs. Conducts user research, creates user personas, develops user flows and wireframes, and conducts usability testing. Ensures that the product's functionality and interactions align with user expectations and deliver a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Management and leadership
Engineering Lead: Technical role that involves leading and managing a team of engineers. Provides technical guidance, mentorship, and support to the team members. Responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of projects, coordinating with stakeholders, and ensuring the successful delivery of engineering solutions. May also be involved in architectural decisions and driving technical excellence within the team.
Engineering Manager: Responsible for managing and leading a team of engineers. Focuses on the people management aspect of the engineering team, including hiring, performance management, and career development. Works closely with the team to set goals, establish priorities, and ensure the successful execution of projects. Collaborates with stakeholders to align engineering efforts with business objectives.
Head of Engineering: Responsible for overseeing the entire engineering function. Sets the technical vision and strategy, manages engineering teams and resources, and drives innovation and excellence in engineering practices. Collaborates with other departments and executives to align engineering efforts with business goals and ensure the successful delivery of technical solutions.
QA Manager: Responsible for managing the quality assurance process. Leads a team of QA/test engineers and oversees the planning, execution, and reporting of software testing activities. Develops and implements quality standards, processes, and methodologies to ensure the delivery of high-quality software products. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve quality-related issues.
VP of Engineering / CTO: Senior executive responsible for the overall technology and engineering strategy. Leads and manages the engineering department, drive innovation, and align technology initiatives with business objectives. Sets the technical direction, oversees product development, and ensures the adoption of best practices and emerging technologies. Collaborates with other executives and stakeholders to shape the company's technology vision and roadmap.
VP or Product / CPO: Senior executive responsible for the overall product strategy and development. Leads and manages the product management function, collaborating with cross-functional teams to define product vision, roadmap, and features. Works closely with engineering, marketing, and other departments to ensure the successful delivery and market success of the products. Drives product innovation, customer-centricity, and alignment with business goals.