Dedicated Software Team Roles: What To Know About?


Developing a software solution is not a one man’s job. It requires a team and their combined efforts to pull out the ideal solution to meet your business requirements. When you begin defining your software development team, you need to understand the different important aspects of software development, and accordingly define the profile of your team. For this, you need to understand what the phases of software development are, and what type of people you need on the team.

Each role is defined, and the person handling should be skilled and capable to handle the role offered to them. It is essential to know the person, their experience level, their skills and portfolio before you go ahead with hiring the team member. What profiles are you hiring, what is the role they need to play, and how empowered will the role be should be defined before beginning with the software solution? This will help you define the team, and how it should work. Here we will talk about the dedicated software team, and the different profiles that are prevalent in the team. We will also discuss the level of work and authority they have.

Project Manager

If you compare your software development project with an orchestra, project manager’s role is akin to that of a conductor. It is the PM’s duty to organize, and give a definition to the whole process. He/she is responsible for controlling the projects, handing over tasks to the different team members, and handles the whole project coordination. They will ensure that the project is done within the stipulated time, and within the budget mentioned. It is important for the manager to have management and organizational skills as well as leadership skills to ensure completion of the project. The whole project accounting lies on their shoulders.

Business Analyst

This is a client facing profile, and the person handling this profile will be responsible for specifying the direction of the project. This person needs to understand the business objectives, the project specifications and strategy that will be used to implement the project. They possess technical as well as managerial skills to analyze the business requirements.

Software Architect

It is the architect who paves the path for the final product. A software architect is responsible for the design and development of the product keeping in mind the requirements listed out by the business in concern. Design architect will define the layout and the parameters. The architect is responsible for carving the path for the solution, and defining the solution in detail. They are basically skilled developers who have an understanding of the business too.

The Designer

How should your solution appear? What is the navigation that you are planning to offer as part of the solution? Is the interface user-friendly? The designer will look into all these aspects, and will convert the solution defined into an able design. Your designer should be able to design using Photoshop as well as CSS coding. He/she should be comfortable in creating designs that can match visual appeal and web standards, without compromising on the layout defined by the architect. The prowess should not be limited to Photoshop. They should know which tool to use when, and should give the solution a creative tilt.


Clean coding, and backend management is the need of the hour. Your developer should be able to achieve the two in line with the solution defined by the architect. The developer should be proficient in the language in which you are planning to devise the solution. It is important for the developer to have a solution that goes well on the web as well as the mobile, as only web-based solutions will not help achieve successful conversions. The developer should be equally comfortable developing for both platforms.


No solution is complete without testing it! You need a tester who knows and understands the solution, and can understand the prevailing bugs within the system. The tester should be able to identify the errors and the portions that can be developed for the application. This will help refurbish the solution and make it better.

These different phases should be taken care of when devising your software solution, and you need to hire the right people for these different profiles.

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Vishal Nakum

Vishal Nakum is a tech enthusiast with a passion for exploring the latest developments in the world of technology. He has a keen interest in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Blockchain, and enjoys keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in these fields. Vishal is an avid learner and is always on the lookout for new ways to expand his knowledge and skills. He is also a creative thinker and enjoys experimenting with new ideas and concepts. In his free time, Vishal enjoys playing video games and reading books on technology and science.