People & Culture

What is a Developer Consultant?

At Stride, we call our employees “developer consultants.” It’s a term that not many folks use, so let’s talk about what a developer consultant means to us at Stride.

We believe a developer is largely focused on writing code, and on dealing with issues and tasks inside the code base including architecture, technical strategy and code quality.

A consultant is a term that can mean different things to different people. In the context of software development, a consultant helps others be their best. A consultant works alongside an individual or a team to help identify strengths and areas for improvement.

At Stride, a developer consultant is responsible for a slew of things both inside the code and out. Developer consultants might do any number of things including -- but not limited to -- writing code, managing projects, creating stories, facilitating retrospectives, improving business processes, hosting iteration planning meetings, conveying the importance of paying down technical debt, playing QA/tester, and the list goes on. Further, a developer consultant strives to elevate the abilities of the teams they engage alongside.

If you'd like to learn more about Stride's developer consultants, visit our services page to see how we help take teams from good to great.

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