13 May The Important Role of ‘All-Rounders’ in a Startup
This breakneck speed allows growing businesses to get competitive advantages, adapting quickly to the changing needs of their customers, or industry trends. This responsibility for large interoperating sections of a product leads to teams of all-rounders, who can try their hand at almost anything. They can dive into server-side coding, and later that day, work on the colours and design of a product showcase page. These all-rounders sometimes referred to as full stack developers – due to their work being on all aspects of a products technology stack – aren’t usually the best person for the job that they are doing. A designer or UX specialist would be more suited to customer-facing work, like making the product look better or more user-friendly for example. A seasoned DevOps engineer would be the perfect candidate to update the build scripts or set up the automatic scaling on AWS as another.