From ‘Scrum Master’ to ‘Happiness Hero’ - Britain’s 10 strangest job titles

Rob Waugh

Job titles are getting more and more surreal, with even normal jobs in information security being jazzed up with titles such as ‘Paranoid in Chief’.

Recruitment site Glassdoor reviewed thousands of real job adverts from the UK – and came up with a list of the 10 oddest.

Glassdoor says, ‘We all have a pretty good idea what a Finance Manager, HR Manager, Electrical Engineer and Graphic Designer does. But some jobs are a bit more niche, with weird and wonderful job titles that would have most people scratching their head to work out what the job actually is.

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Scrum Master

Job Description: A scrum master is the facilitator for an “agile” development team. Agile project management focuses on continuous improvement, scope flexibility and team input. Scrum is a methodology that allows a team to self-organise and make changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles. The scrum master manages the process for how information is exchanged.

Air Cartographer

Job Description: similar to an airport or airline manager, or even transport planning manager, an Air Cartographer creates flight plans for the RAF and maintains flight safety standards.

Patrão

Job Description: This is a general manager role for Nandos, in one of the restarants. It is Portuguese for “head of the family”.

Customer Happiness Hero

Job Description: This is basically a customer service role with a fancy name. Must have experience dealing with customers and work well under pressure.

Genius

Job Description: At an Apple Store, a Genius is a skilled expert, troubleshooting and repairing products. They use problem-solving and people skills to assure Genius Bar customers of swift resolutions to their technical problems.

Chemometrician

Job Description: A scientist or statistician that specialises in Chemometrics, which is the use of mathematical statistics in the design of experiments, and the evaluation of the resulting data.

Calypso Developer

Job Description: Calypso is the leading provider of technology solutions for complex financial markets. It provides a single platform that enables business innovation and growth across trading, risk management, processing and accounting. A Calypso Developer would therefore understand and have experience of Calypso technology and have development experience in “Java”, which is a computer programming language.

Tug Master

Job Description: has overall responsibility for safe operations of a tug vessel. This includes looking after the crew of the vessel and ensuring that the load is in place and passage plans have been checked.

Acoustics Consultant

Job Description: working on engineering projects, an Acoustics Consultant has a good understanding and practical experience of environment and building acoustics and is expected to be proficient with technology called “noise mapping software”. An Acoustic Consultant would need to be confident with a range of acoustics and vibration measurement and analysis systems, and be conversant with relevant standards and guidance, especially those relating to environmental acoustics.

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