Career Paths

Let's start here: we're nerds.  We like to do nerdy things and have fun with it.  Thus, we've "nerded up" our career paths.

 

Career paths at ESS are defined five ways: archetypes, classes, specializations, talent trees, and levels.

 

  • Archetypes are broken down into classes

  • Classes are broken down into specializations

  • Specializations have talent trees

  • Spending points in talent trees is real-world training at Elegant Software Solutions

  • Your level is a combination of years of experience and projects worked.

 

 

The class or classes you choose, what you specialize in, how deep you go into the talent trees, your level, and your performance reviews are all combined to determine your salary.

 

If you're a geek like us, you get what we just said.  If you're not, just go with it; this part probably doesn't apply to you anyway.

Archetypes

Business

This is the path of managers and leaders, focusing on creating profits by guiding and running the business.

Technical

This is the path of the elite, weaving the esoteric secrets and power of technology to enable businesses to be profitable.

Creative

This is the path of the artistic, expressing creative ideas and desires through art, design, and interfaces.
 

Classes

Business

Manager

Manages products, people, and the business, ensure people and resources are functioning at optimal levels to maximize profits and sustantain the growth of the business.

Specializations:

  1. Resource

  2. Project

  3. Product

  4. Program

  5. Account

Analyst

Helps set the direction of the business by determining and documenting the needs of the organization.

Specializations:

  1. Business Analyst

  2. Technical Writer

  3. Trainer

Executive

The upper echelon of the organization, executives manage teams of managers and product portfolios, and set the overall strategic direction of the business.

Specializations:

  1. Portfolio Manager

  2. Division VP

  3. C-Suite

Technical

Support

Support the end-users of the business and ensure the tools they need to be successful are working correctly.

Specializations:

  1. Help desk

  2. Imaging

  3. Health | SLA Monitoring

Operators

Implement and monitor the systems that run the business from the networks to the software.

Specializations:

  1. Server

  2. DevOps

  3. Network

Technical Architect

Technical architects are masters of their domains, analyzing and designing the technical details of systems the developers, data, and operators classes build.

Specializations:

  1. Application

  2. Data

  3. Integration

  4. Enterprise

  5. Security

  6. Network

  7. Server

Developer

Build the software that makes the business profitable by creating tools and systems that increase revenue or decrease costs.

Specializations:

  1. Front End

  2. Back End
     

Data

Responsible for shaping, protecting, optimizing, and maintaining the organization's most precious resource: data.

Specializations:

  1. Administration

  2. Modeling

  3. Dev

Solutions Architect

A combination of analysts and other classes, solutions architects assess the needs of the business and conceptualize systems to best meet those needs.

Specializations:

  1. Solutions

  2. Technical Pre-Sales Specialist

Tester

Work with the software developers to ensure their work does what it is supposed to do with as few bugs as possible.

Specializations:

  1. Manual

  2. Automation
     

Security

Ensure all systems and data are secure and protected against vulnerabilities and threats.  Enforce PCI/DSS, HIPPA, and other regulatory compliance. 

Specializations:

  1. Hacker

  2. Compliance enforcement

Team Lead

The highest of all technical classes, the team lead is the center of her team, providing mentorship and guidance while enforcing quality standards.

Specializations:

  1. Team Lead

Creative

User Interface

The primary class of the artistically inclined, user interface is concerned with expressing creativity through art and design.

Specializations:

  1. Graphic Design

  2. Photography

  3. Cinematography

  4. Animator

  5. Copywright

User Experience

The champion of the end-user, UX ensures software provide the best experience for the users possible.

Specializations:

  1. Information Architect

  2. User Experience

Director

Evolved from the other classes, Directors provide management, guidance, and mentorship the UIUX classes.

Specializations:

  1. Editor

  2. Art

  3. Creative

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