It only got worse with a job titles like Application Architect. Most people understand that software needs to be written, but Software Architecture? What's that? Must be how you format all that text. So eventually I landed on "I write software and help other people write software." That really covered the best of architecture, as well as the teaching and mentoring I'd done.
After 15+ years of writing software, I've taken a job where that's not the job, in fact I've been told to resist when I'm asked to write software. On Monday, I start as Shaw's Development Practice Lead. With zero hours on the job, my understanding is I'll be the internal coach / advocate for the development team.
While I still expect to be writing software, it's no longer my job. My new description: I help other people write software. Let's hope there's a market for that.