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What are the equivalents in German for software developer positions: junior developer, middle developer, senior developer, lead developer?

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Are this expressions well defined in English? I'm in doubt. See e.g. programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/117179/… –  knut Aug 8 '13 at 18:29
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afaik we Germans use the English expressions for job titles. But if you would like to translate them directly, you could say:

  • junger Entwickler / junior Entwickler
  • Entwickler
  • erfahrener Entwickler
  • Entwicklungsleiter

But I guess nobody uses a German equivalent for junior/senior developer.

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Thanks for your help. Also I've seen at heise.de term "Führender Entwickler" - is it "senior developer" or "lead developer" equivalent? –  Artem Izyumov Aug 9 '13 at 6:03
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I would say it's lead developer but I never heard that term before. If you want to use Führender Entwickler be careful - cause with Führen or Führender people always quick associate that with the fuehrer. And that's defenitely no association you would like to have with your job title. –  Bertram Nudelbach Aug 9 '13 at 7:59
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You can take a look at monster.de, and search for "Java".

I would add "Softwareentwickler" to Bertram's answer.

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