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Job Titles for Citizen Developer Practitioners
The term "Citizen Developer" is still vastly unrecognized and unrepresented in the job hunting market. What job titles are you seeing being used for Citizen Developer Practitioners?
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CD is still a new concept and in its early stages. CD Practitioners could be Business Analysts or any other candidates that has the necessary skills to champion this initative. It all depends how much of IT support is required for that initiative too.

Up to date, I haven't come accross a job openeing askign for a Citizen Developer.

RK
What today is called "Citizen Development" is not new, is just a new way to call an "ancient" concept. More, tools to do that exists from long time ago with a key difference: new technologies have helped to make those tools more "massive". One of the reasons because the business analyst role was created was to be an active role by using this types of tools (an others) to create business solutions. The role was formally created for other organization (the IIBA) close to 1995 no matter the organization was formally created in 2003. I am writing this just to give some context. So, I am in line with @Rami comments above.
Victoria -

I'd echo Rami's feedback that many of the folks who are able to take advantage of CD capabilities are in a BA or Business Systems Analyst role since those are the ones who'd understand the business rules for a given process and could work with their stakeholders to implement it. However, you could broaden this to include almost any type of analyst (e.g. marketing analyst, forecasting analyst) since CD like so many other end user computing concepts is aimed at reducing the friction from an idea to a working solution and analyst type roles are usually the ones who'd have the ideas and designs for solving business problems.

Kiron
It may be CD practitioners, but just like RK said, it's relatively a new concept
A citizen developer refers to a normal 'citizen' i.e. a person in the workforce that takes on a partial development role. It is not a job title or official role, it is a concept. Anybody can become a citizen developer for an hour, day, week, or month. The concept as Sergio highlighted is as old as software development itself but has come more to the forefront as the tools become more user-friendly. Normal end users can now develop their own apps using the MS power platform but the fact that the helpdesk operator creates a knowledge base app on the platform does not change their job title to citizen developer.
Perhaps I wasn't clear in my question.

What job titles are people seeing being used for Citizen Developers? I understand it's a concept that any role could do, but y'all are further iterating one of the biggest issues for people to job hunt for this type of role. As someone who has applied for roles that seemed to advertise what sounded like a Citizen Developer and ended up not being the case at all, this is beyond frustrating to experience.

Rami suggests Business Analyst, 100% true title for this type of work. Which is echoed by Kiron to include any Analyst type of role could do it. While also true, other "analysts" are less likely to be hired for that deliberate purpose and would rather be another responsibility among others. I'm looking for key titles that are perhaps more blatant and deliberate, where qualifications to be good at it are different than qualifications for the rest of the role's responsibilities.

I've seen "Solution Consultant", "Process Improvement Consultant", "Process Automation Consultant".... Any others?
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1 reply by Mark McClure
Aug 10, 2021 1:06 PM
Mark McClure
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esri has User Conferences where citizen developers collaborate. Microsoft also calls them users and they often have a high impact due to their knowledge of their domain.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog...wer-apps-users/

Although, it's agreed, citizen developer does not appear in job descriptions often, I see every data-driven job as a citizen developer (CD).

You can be a citizen developer in almost any position where you do data analysis. Access to software and training in the software is hardest for someone who doesn't have a programmer (developer) background. I would see myself as a citizen developer using Survey123, ArcGIS Story Maps, Excel (including some VBA), and learning how to create videos to train people on database usage.

It's recommended to think about what domain you enjoy working in. You can contribute to the functioning of technology within your area provided you focus on sharing your narrative with your supervisor.

Titles that a citizen developer might explore for a data-driven job without intense programming:

Data Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/data-analyst-jobs/)
Database Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/database-analyst-jobs/)
Business Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/business-analyst-jobs/)
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Victoria

I clearly mentioned to you that besides BA's, it could be anyone capable in the organization or third party so it could be: "Process Improvement Consultant", "Process Automation Consultant".

However, for CD initiatives, it is highly recommended that you do this in-house which means, build a team from within the organization rather than third party consultants.

Moreover, again, up to date, I haven't come across a job opening asking for a Citizen Developer role or any other role requested CD to be part of their Job Description.

Hope this provides more clarity to my answer !

RK
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1 reply by Luis Diaz Luna
Jul 09, 2022 5:19 PM
Luis Diaz Luna
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I have seen talent searches aim to subjet matter experts with a strong low/code (branded) development skill
The whole point of CD is to reduce the reliance on skilled specialists so I'd be surprised if there would be different titles for CD practitioners. I could see someone acting as a CD governance lead or a CD coach helping practitioners...

Kiron
Kiron, that's an interesting concept! One that I would love to learn more about.
And I believe more likely to be closer to what I am looking for. What do you think those roles would look like?
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Aug 10, 2021 6:00 PM
Kiron Bondale
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The former would be focused on ensuring that the benefits of CD don't come at the expense of quality requirements such as security, compliance, scalability and so on. The latter would work with analysts in different areas to help them learn a given CD tool and then support them as they implement solutions.
Aug 10, 2021 10:45 AM
Replying to Victoria D'Auria
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Perhaps I wasn't clear in my question.

What job titles are people seeing being used for Citizen Developers? I understand it's a concept that any role could do, but y'all are further iterating one of the biggest issues for people to job hunt for this type of role. As someone who has applied for roles that seemed to advertise what sounded like a Citizen Developer and ended up not being the case at all, this is beyond frustrating to experience.

Rami suggests Business Analyst, 100% true title for this type of work. Which is echoed by Kiron to include any Analyst type of role could do it. While also true, other "analysts" are less likely to be hired for that deliberate purpose and would rather be another responsibility among others. I'm looking for key titles that are perhaps more blatant and deliberate, where qualifications to be good at it are different than qualifications for the rest of the role's responsibilities.

I've seen "Solution Consultant", "Process Improvement Consultant", "Process Automation Consultant".... Any others?
esri has User Conferences where citizen developers collaborate. Microsoft also calls them users and they often have a high impact due to their knowledge of their domain.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog...wer-apps-users/

Although, it's agreed, citizen developer does not appear in job descriptions often, I see every data-driven job as a citizen developer (CD).

You can be a citizen developer in almost any position where you do data analysis. Access to software and training in the software is hardest for someone who doesn't have a programmer (developer) background. I would see myself as a citizen developer using Survey123, ArcGIS Story Maps, Excel (including some VBA), and learning how to create videos to train people on database usage.

It's recommended to think about what domain you enjoy working in. You can contribute to the functioning of technology within your area provided you focus on sharing your narrative with your supervisor.

Titles that a citizen developer might explore for a data-driven job without intense programming:

Data Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/data-analyst-jobs/)
Database Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/database-analyst-jobs/)
Business Analyst (https://www.zippia.com/business-analyst-jobs/)
Marketing Associate
CRM - Sales Work - HubSpot Marketing Specialist
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