16

Mine has to be

Chief Craftsman or Code Magician

39

Let's be honest: Code Monkey.

39 accepted

Chief Hacking Officer (stolen from eeye).

35

Director of Inhuman Resources.

27

Seņor developer

21

Sir Codes A lot

19

Supreme Overlord

17

Master Chief

17

I have given myself the title Princess of Software in our startup.

I love inflated startup titles. One place I worked had 5 VPs and 11 employees.

13

I've always been partial to Creator of Worlds.

13

In retaliation to the ridiculousness of being called a Software Engineer then a Software Architect my friend titled himself a Software Neurosurgeon.

11

Chief propellerhead

10

Engineering Ninja

10

Director of Doing Things Better

9

Coding Zombie

...Okay that maybe more "appropriate" than "cool"

9

Evil Genius

It's what I have on my business cards.

7

I liked one of Pham Nuwen's old job titles in A Fire Upon the Deep: Programmer-at-Arms. (The book also had Programmer-Archaeologists -- not the job for me...)

7

Senior Vice Master of the Code, The Compiler, The Setup and the Deployment, Creator of the Functionality, Keeper of the Quality, Destroyer of the Bug, Conqueror of Evil

At least that makes a nice business card.

7

I'm a fan of:

0110001101101111011001000110010101110010

Yeah, hardcore ;)

Pro tip - it translates to coder

6

Bit Director

6

Da Shiznit

6

For people that start as programmer maybe "Chief Bug Creator" :-)

5

Tester

5

Founder and Junior Vice President Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net...

5

Software Craftsman

5

I had a friend in test who was the Dark Lord of Quality

5

Software Ninjaneer

4

If you're the only one:

National programming team leader.

4

Code Warrior, yes its an IDE, but its still a very cool title to use.

4

Software Samurai

3

Rich Internet Solutions Developer

3

Bit Twiddler

3

Apprentice to Jon Skeet

2

Software Simian

(apologies dilbert)

http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2008-03-04/

2

JOAT (Jack of All Trades) or RP (Renaissance Programmer)

2

Technomagician

2

Grand Master Architect

2

Man With Whip

2

Code Slinger --I overheard. I never actually used or had the title.

2

Jedi Knight

2

I had fun being "Computational Linguist" for a while, but honestly, the more mundane job titles pay a bit better :)

2

For me:

Key maker

2

Rocket Surgeon

2

My actual job title (on the company issued business cards) is Hack Prime

2

Master Shit Solver or does that more apply to a maintenance programmer?

1

Engineering Coding Ninja Zombie Monkey Transmitter, obviously.

I like "Lord of Programming" also.

1
  • CEO / Founder :-)
  • Software Wizard (I think some of the Apple guys used this in their very earliest days)
  • Imagineer (stolen from Disney, though they use it for something else)
1

Codemaster

1

Well it might be a bit plain but I like: Software Developer

It's what I've wanted to do and it easily describes what it is I do. And yes, it isn't funny. :p

1

Mega Sultan. This was closely succeeded with Ultra Mega Sultan.

1

Eponymous.

1

It should relate to the name of the startup... like Chief Yahoo at you-know-where.

1

President of Strategic Insanity

1

Resident Genius....

1

Code Ninja

1

C'mon guys, so many lame answers. Since my first day in the business, I'm the

"Boss of all Bosses", whereas the programmers I direct usually get

"converting caffeine into code" written on their business cards.

0

If you program in assembly for a job: Assembly Astronaut

0

Master Blaster

0

A friend of mine has the title Tool Hand on his card.

0

Enterprise Synergy Consultant

0

True Believer.

0

Point-Guard-Convergence-Specialist!

0

Creative Director

0

Toolsmith. I actually applied for a position advertised as that at a startup, was accepted and employed in that position (until the role changed). But it was a neat title.

0

Great Voodoo Master, the one that writes the tools but noone knows how (they do, but won't dare touching the code without asking first)

0

How about the "Jon Skeet" title? Only the best of the best at your startup get it.

0

Coding Extraordinaire

0

I have seen Smack Foo Master used.

0

Purveyor of Fine Software

0

A friend of mine recounted a story at a start-up he worked at where they made the mistake of letting the developers pick their own titles to put on their business cards. This title was the result of that decision:

"Senior Frost Giant"

0

Automator automate

0

Bug Zapper

0

Creative Technologist

0

When I took my current job, my boss said he was looking to fill the "SQL Guru Ninja" position. Still tells newcomers that that's my title.

0

master of interweb experiences

or

protocols maven

or better still

bhagwan shree programastra

0

Innovator

Back in the dot com boom days, Etensity (a company that went bankrupt and no longer exists) gave that title to all of it's new programmers/consultants.

0

The All-In-One

0

Cowboy Coder. Because I want to work in the JPod.

0

Neither of the ones I try to get have been mentioned, so I'll go:

  1. Luddite
  2. Antigrammer
0

How about blue/white/grey/black collar coder, or well, uber coder. Though, in my time, I've had to unfortunately work with a few "fellows" that were absolute code baboons. Am thinking: If you hand a chimp a pistol, is he a military force? If you hand a code baboon a compiler, is he a bona fide engineer? Ok, enough evil thoughts. Heck, how about "Analyst I"? Heh, that one always got me. So, are you a programmer, or not?!

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The guy who keeps reading StackOverflow instead of documenting the latest VB API