Remind you of the sci-fi tele-series Battlestar Galactica? Maybe. But the holder of this designation, James Mickens, is a researcher in the Distributed Systems group at Microsoft Research. He is also known as the as the hardest working man in computer science as well as the funniest man in Microsoft Research. Guess one title isn’t too many for Mickens!
No, this isn’t a character from a Disney movie, Monster Inc. Rather, this was a self-proclaimed job title designated by Jeff Taylor, the founder of recruitment firm, Monster.com. Jeff, has launched several dotcom businesses such as eon.com, a social networking platform and buffalo.dj, a start-up that will represent DJs. He’s definitely a serial entrepreneur or should we say a monster entrepreneur?
If the CEO of an organization is a self-proclaimed Chief Troublemaker, then what would you make of the other employees? The CEO at Matrix Group International, a web design and development firm based in Arlington, Virginia. Her CTO and VP of Engineering, Maki Kato, is also known as the Shogun (The Military Commander) of Lunch.
For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good engineer at Google. That’s the official designation of Chade-Meng Tan, whose primary job is to ‘enlighten minds, open hearts, and create world peace.’ He’s an award-winning engineer who helped build Google’s first mobile search service and several important projects.
Adorning a weird job title can become addictive. In the case of Matthew Shoup, employee at LinkedIn, who held the position of a Senior Hacker in residence quit his job at the business networking site, took up a new position at NerdWallet, a personal finance website which is branded as helping consumers make money decisions.
When you get to the Apple Store, ask a team member to check you in to the Genius Bar, or check in using the Apple Store app on your iPhone. During your session, an Apple employee with the job title of a ‘Genius’ will gather information about your system and answer your questions.
Educart.com on LinkedIn has a job opening for a Wordpress and Woocommerce expert rockstar who can independently manage their marketplace, which has been built on top of WooCommerce, a popular WordPress eCommerce plugin.
This job position is listed on Craiglist by Modern Entrepreneur (ME), a company that specializes in sales and marketing for startup industries. Any guesses for what the job title actually translates to? Well, it’s the vacancy for an Office Manager to join the ME team.
No, the job title doesn’t involve the employee to hack their way to the company’s top position. But on LinkedIn, the job description involves the job seeker to possess an expertise in marketing, a passion for the digital creation space, and a soft spot for the travel domain.