What the hell is a Chief Assembly Designer?

For these of us within the startup scene, it’s grow to be fairly mundane to cope with all kinds of ‘wizards’ and ‘ninjas’ every day. However regardless of the onslaught of ‘quirky’ and ‘free-thinking’ job titles, I can’t assist however to cease each as soon as and once more and surprise “wait… wtf is that this particular person’s job precisely?”

That’s why I obtained curious after I got here throughout Juraj Holub, the Chief Assembly Designer at Slido. Was this one more case of a fluffed-up startup jargon title? What does somebody in that function do all day? Are they taken critically in any respect? With all of those questions racing round in my head, I reached out to Holub to unravel this.

Now, to be sincere, the primary concept that got here to thoughts after I heard ‘Chief Assembly Designer’ was fairly ridiculous. I merely imagined a dude who’d barge into even the lowliest inner firm conferences, simply to inform individuals they had been doing their fast catch up fallacious — then he’d launch right into a 20-minute slideshow, presenting in excruciating element the way it must be carried out.

Thankfully for Holub, Slido, and my religion in mankind, my guess was fully off. 

Why on earth would a startup want a Chief Assembly Designer?

“The title truly happened due to the mantra we’ve had because the very early days of Slido. Concentrate on the success of the consumer and every little thing else will comply with: development, income, and so forth,” Holub tells me from his house in Slovakia, the place Slido is headquartered.

However how does that title relate to consumer success? Holub explains that Slido is a Q&A and polling platform that helps individuals to get essentially the most out of occasions — and extra lately, inner conferences — by bridging the hole between audio system and their audiences.