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Technical Lead

Take responsibility for the successful delivery of technical projects

What's it like to be a Technical Lead?

Technical Leads are employed to manage the delivery of technical projects, usually in the context of computer software. They manage teams of Developers and work closely with senior managers to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. Technical Leads often have a background in software or web development, but also have strong communication skills and employ a broader managerial skillset. They work with team members and stakeholders to manage software projects from the concept stage to release. They are employed by IT–focussed organisations in a broad range of industries.

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What can I earn as a Technical Lead?

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How to become a Technical Lead


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Technical Leads usually have extensive industry experience combined with a background and qualifications in Software Development, and experience working with Agile methodologies.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in a relevant field such as Software Development.
  2. Consider completing a further certification in IT Project Management with a focus on Agile methodologies.
  3. Build your experience in a technical role such as Software Developer.
  4. Build your leadership experience in a technical setting by leading software development projects.

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Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

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Bachelor of Science

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Bachelor of Computer Science

This qualification develops your computer science knowledge to prepare for a career in computer engineering or software development.

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Latest Technical Lead reviews

Latest reviews from 3 Technical Leads surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Software development is a great career choice
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
E-commerce
The good things
Being exposed to the bigger picture and overall future vision of the company.
The challenges
Understanding that the future technical direction isn't set in stone, and are just some guiding lights to move towards.
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May 2021
Technical Lead is a good role
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Technology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Software testing
The good things
If you are a technical Lead you will have exposure to other teams easily.
The challenges
Challenges - you have to learn everyday new things.
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