API Roles

These are all of the roles being considered as part of the API lifecycle, allowing us to deliver different blueprints that speak to each role.

Advocate

Someone involved withe evangelizing, advocating, and championing APIs inside or outside of the enterprise, helping bring more attention and awareness with consumers.

Architect

A software development expert who makes high-level design choices and tries to enforce technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.

Backend

Developers and other stakeholders who are involved in managing, delivering, and connecting APIs and applications to a variety of backend systems and databases.

CIO

Chief information officer (CIO), chief digital information officer (CDIO) or information technology (IT) director, is a job title commonly given to the most senior executive in an enterprise who works with information technology and computer systems, in order to support enterprise goals.

CISO

A chief information security officer is the senior-level executive within an organization responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

CTO

A chief technical officer, also known as a chief technology officer or chief technologist, is an executive-level position in a company or other entity whose occupation is focused on the scientific and technological issues within an organization.

Data

Data analysts, scientists, and anyone who works with data to make it more usable across the enterprise, putting data to work from APIs to help the business.

DevOps

Individuals who are working to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality across many different teams.

Engineering

Directors, managers, and the leadership involved in the engineering behind APIs and applications, providing the leadership needed to move technology forward.

Frontend

Frontend and other stakeholders who are delivering web applications, using APIs to deliver the resources and capabilities they need to power their applications.

Mobile

Developers and other stakeholders who are delivering mobile applications, using APIs to deliver the resources and capabilities they need to power their applications.

Product

A manager, director, or other stakeholder involved with the design and delivery of products being sold to consumers.

Sales

Anyone involved in the sales and outreach around a platform, product, or services, ensuring that customers have what they need when making a purchase decision.

Security

Individuals who are involved with ensuring APIs and applications are secure and free from vulnerabilities, helping ensure APIs from across teams are as secure as possible.

Support

THose who are helping support an API, being the technical or business support for consumers who are onboarding and putting an API to work.

Writer

A technical writer, marketer, advocacy, and other individuals who are involved in writing content that helps support the onboarding and integration with APIs.

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