Job titles have changed a lot in the last 30 years. If you asked someone in 1990 what a cloud architect was, they would probably imagine someone designing houses up in the heavens. Or, if you mentioned a data ninja in the early 2000s, a good guess might have been something fun happening on the Holodeck in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The job market adapts and changes pretty rapidly which is why it’s so important to stay on top of the recent trends, skills, and of course job titles.
To help, we’ve rounded up a list of the top five weirdest job titles that we could find on the House of Talent Job Board. While you might have never heard of these roles, give them a chance. You never know, you might just find your dream career.
1. Cyber Threat Hunter, Liberty Mutual Insurance
This job sounds like it belongs in a post-apocalyptic world, but it’s a real one and many companies are hiring for cyber experts. Liberty Mutual Insurance is looking for a Manager of Cyber Threat Hunting and Intelligence right now. People in this role go deep into threat hunting and use case design outcomes, performing gap analysis about how attackers try to circumvent security systems.
This is a specialised field and you’ll need three to five years’ prior experience leading a team of threat hunters or threat intelligence engineers as well proven expertise in cyber threat hunting, malware analysis and reverse engineering, cyber threat intelligence, and digital forensics and incident response.
2. Enterprise Architect, Deloitte
An enterprising architect? Not so unusual, surely. Aha, an enterprise architect, so what’s that? In a nutshell, an enterprise architect oversees a company’s IT networks and services. They are responsible for monitoring, improving, and updating the business’s software and hardware. It’s one of the most senior positions in the IT department.
To apply for the Enterprise Architect role at Deloitte, you will have five or more years’ of experience working in one or more architecture domains (organisational, business, information, application or technology), either acting as a team member or leading teams. You will also need certifications in enterprise architecture frameworks, and Cloud, Agile or platform solutions are a strong plus.
3. Happiness Engineer (or Manager)
While you’d be forgiven for thinking this job involves more than a little social engineering, in fact happiness engineer / manager roles are usually in the customer service field and are people who are involved in determining the best methods for revenue retention and customer loyalty. Essentially their jobs are to surprise and delight customers so that they’re really, really happy with a particular brand, product or service.
If that sounds like something that would make you happy, then Time Frame has a Customer Happiness Manager role it is currently recruiting for. You’ll be handling questions or problems with customers’ orders, answering questions about delivery, processing legal requests and providing payment and billing clarification.
4. Recruitment Evangelist
Can I get an amen? Despite the religious connotations, you are essentially a recruitment insights consultant, so you need to be a believer of a different kind. Recruitment evangelists generally work with clients, often in consultancy roles, helping them to solve any hiring problems that they might be having. They are often industry veterans and domain experts, so are often found speaking at industry conferences and webinars.
This is a senior role and it requires a wealth of experience in talent acquisition strategy and recruitment marketing. Knowledge of employer branding is also important and Recruitment Evangelists are comfortable meeting the public and presenting to a variety of different audiences. They facilitate close relationships with sales, marketing, engineering, client success, and lots of other internal teams. Data and insights are key in this role as they drive business success.
5. Lean Sensei (or any other sensei for that matter)
An honorific term used in Japanese, and Chinese, Sensei translates as “teacher”. But what does this have to do with the world of tech? Lean itself is an extremely well-known methodology within the tech industry that is a process of continuous improvement techniques and activities.
A Lean Sensei is also known as a master of Lean, and their role is to work with their team to manage the company’s Lean efforts, including developing training material, instructing Lean Leaders and practitioners. They will also mentor projects, manage the project pipeline and lead larger projects.
Interested? CaroMont Health is currently offering a Lean Sensei role. You’ll facilitate Lean Six Sigma initiatives of all types, including but not limited to strategic planning (Hoshin Kanri), 3P/2P, value stream analysis/mapping, rapid improvement events, and projects, with cross-functional teams.
Did any of these roles catch your eye? You can find a whole host of interesting jobs on the House of Talent Job Board.
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