This is something that results controversial to a lot of people I talk too…I am a CEO of a small startup that lately has been working a lot on UX and design of our web app.
UX designers are not designers. The two things don’t overlap. Not necessarily a good designer is a good UX person. And a UX person is not an engineer necessarily.
The industry should find a different name for people that have the role to take care of the UX. In every respectable internet company there should be somebody whose only role is to take care of the User Experience from end to end. That person might be a UI Designer or a front-end engineer, but in my opinion the role has a lot more to include as explained in this article