The UK’s quirkiest job titles

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The UK's quirkiest job titles

There are some unusual job titles that now exist in 2019, using terms such as Evangelist, Hero and Genius which seem to resonate with a new breed of job seeker. Glassdoor has scoured thousands of its open jobs in the UK to compile a list of uncommon and quirky job titles available in 2019, and likely into the future too.

The widespread adoption of the artificial intelligence, smartphones, social media, big data, and cloud computing has not only changed the lives of consumers, but opened up a whole new world of job opportunities. However not all quirky job titles have been created by technology, here’s a mixture of both tech and non-tech specific roles you can apply for today:

O2 Guru

What they do: Experts in all things O2, the digital communications company. This is a customer service role in stores, to advise on O2’s products, services and propositions.

Learning Architect

What they do: The Learning Architect is a strategic partner who will design an innovative learner experience for employees which takes full advantage of the latest technological advances and theories of learning, coaching and teaching.

Tableau Developer

What they do: Nothing to do with French tables. This is a technical specialist role that oversees key data platforms such as Tableau.

Chief Storyteller

What they do: This is all about positioning a brand. Primarily a content creator but you also need an ‘extensive film reel’. Responsibilities include; telling jokes, sharing memes, story writing, of course. Oh, and looking after the office dog.

Developer Evangelist

What they do: Developer Evangelists inspire and equip software developers by going to the language-centric and geographic communities where developers gather. This is an external role and the purpose of developer relations is to build developer communities through engagement such as meetups, boot camps, hackathons and training.

Head of AI

What they do: Responsible for leading the planning, development and execution of a company’s artificial intelligence (Al) and Machine Learning strategy. Will be expected to have a clear vision on AI market future needs.

Python Engineer

What they do: Not in a zoo. This is simply a software engineer who works with ‘python’ technology. Python is a computer programming design that emphasises code readability and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code.

CGI Artist

What they do: Create digital assets, such as still and animated imagery. Artists work in studios and must have a high level of technical skill to support design and marketing departments.

Vehicle Product Genius

What they do: Believe it or not, this is simply a car salesperson working at a franchise dealership.

Render Wrangler

What they do: Also known as a ‘Data Operator’ they support data transfers in and out of studios. They also oversee a company’s render farm, which is basically a high-performance computer system built to render computer-generated imagery for film and TV special effects.

Pit Boss

What they do: Shift manager in a casino, responsible for rotas and the entire gaming floor operation.

Ice Cream Magician

What they do: No, you don’t have to make it disappear, but you do have to create rolled ice cream from scratch in a rapid freezing process in front of customers. You’ll be given minus 30 degree ‘freeze plates’ and you will be required to entertain customers whilst rolling. No previous ice cream rolling experience is required!

Scarefest Performer

What they do: Working in the wonderful world of Alton Towers theme park, in this role you will be expected to perform at the ‘scare attractions’. You will need to bring to life character led roles for brand new attractions such as the ‘House of Monsters’ and ‘The Altonville Mine Tours’.

John Lamphiere, Glassdoor’s VP and Managing Director, EMEA, said,

Historically, job titles have been far more uniform across industries with standard titles used for every business. Now we’re in a time of employers having to throw everything they’ve got at recruitment marketing. Choosing a unique and exciting job title for what could be perceived as a fairly standard role, could attract the ‘rock star’ you’re looking for. The competition to attract the best candidates is fierce. It’s no longer purely a case of candidates having to impress employers. Employers now have to work hard to stand out and quirky job titles is one tactic.

 

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