Job: Principal Strategist. What... shut up, that's a real thing. I was at the top of the consulting architect food chain previously. Had an in-place promotion a year ago but there was nothing official to be designated as. So Principal Strategist was what we came up with. Makes for a good introduction to clients, because I can claim my remit as just about anything depending on the scenario. "Oh, it just so happens the challenges you are describing are exactly what I'm in the business of fixing" Pay: All the Haribo I can eat Is it worth it: Yeah. Last year some weird and shady stuff went on that got to me, but in the grand scheme of things, still worth it. The actual job is (was) one of pre-sales consulting for a silicon valley software company. My remit was influencing certain clients IT strategy (see, so the title is at least relevant) to ensure our products were relevant and sticky. Primarily due to aforementioned weird and shady stuff though (and also because being at the top of my previous food chain, I needed a new food chain), I'm moving to a different part of the business. Title TBC but it won't be as daft a title as Principal Strategist, sadly. It will be a similar gig to before fundamentally, but one step divorced from the sales cycle with more influence on the product side of things. It's been a move I've been pondering for a while, so definitely looking forward to it.