I am a software company owner for 8 years now. After years of operation I figured out that all the while what I was doing was a software engineer's job, so would like to proclaim that I've been a Software Engineer during this time.
But I'm not really sure if I can just claim a job title like that.
I'm not really a seasoned programmer, and most of what I've done was make diagrams, functional specs, and other related documents. I also noticed that there are no SE standards or board exams to pass and its really a dynamic and situational job.
So basically I can just proclaim myself as a software engineer based on my past experience and product, even though that wasn't my official job title?