We all know that the meaning of the "technical architect" role is ambiguous and varies depending on who you talk to, but what about the name of the role itself? Here's a list of the role titles I've come across here in the UK, grouped where I think they are similar.
There are probably many more that I've missed and you can already see the same title being used to describe different scales of architecture. However, what I'd really like is a view of the titles that are used at the application and system levels across the world and across different verticals. Leave a comment if you've seen another title in use, particularly if you're in the US.
Simon is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He’s also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.