“The role of code developers is not to develop code, but to overcome problems through the use of code.”
This sentence is lifted straight from here. It says that…
The role of X is not to Y, but to overcome problems through the use of Y.
-How is your job measured?
-What are you targeted on?
-What do your managers pay attention to?
-What does the design and management of your workplace make it most easy to do?
This is your actual job.
The role of X is not to overcome problems through the use of Y, but to do the easiest things according to the design of the work that you are expected to do, when you do Y.
Not as snappy, but more truthful in a normal ordinary command and control organisation.