What does a Technical Lead/Manager do?

Technical managers provide companies a competitive edge by aligning computer information systems with their business operations. They oversee all computer technical matters and manage information technology support teams; they may also be called upon to implement computer network security protocols. Technical managers collaborate with a technology development team and users to enhance the system’s performance and complete jobs on time. They perform analyses on CIS efficiency and integration and report to management on CIS development, implementation, and its progress

Technical managers collaborate with development teams and departments and incorporate user feedback into the systems and ensure CIS innovation and implementation occur at a timely and efficient speed. They manage support teams, evaluate performance metrics, and oversee CIS user testing and adjustments. They hire and train new IT department staff and maintain computer network infrastructure while ensuring networks remain secure. Technical managers need a minimum bachelor's degree in computer information systems, management information systems, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Technical Lead/Manager jobs?
  • Resolve customer complaints to the full satisfaction of the customer.
  • Work with sales team to contribute to business growth.
  • Monitor events and check in on customers throughout the day.
  • Assist in the generation of technical proposals and cost estimates.
  • Lead the evaluation of design IPs, and work with external and internal IP partners.
  • Work cash register as needed to ensure prompt service.
  • Provide thought leadership and technical guidance to engineering staff.
  • Communicate plans, status, and issues to higher management levels.
  • Provide general peer to peer training support to those new to department.
  • Maintain and review QC data for laboratory testing.
  • Make recommendations for hiring, firing and promoting of employees.
  • Develop and lead product and process improvement trials and studies.
  • Lead the team to begin to leverage process automation and robotics.
  • Available to provide the inputs to any action items, deliverables, etc.
  • Set and maintain product(s) technical vision and technical roadmap.
  • Efficiently use industry specific software to resolve customer inquiries, price checks, inventory queries and price.
  • Define, manage and evaluate team members on goals and performance metrics.
  • Ensure compliance with established sales and security policies and procedures.
  • Participate in teams working on opportunities to promote manufacturing excellence.
  • Collaborate with product stakeholders to translate business problem statements into technical solutions.
What are the typical qualifications for Technical Lead/Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, engineering, computer science or mathematics, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Oracle Analytics, R Language, Big Data, C, C#, SQL, JAVA, and ReACT software and systems.
  • Experience working with cloud software and systems, statistics, and big data.
  • Can participate in Agile ceremonies including daily scrums.
  • Prior experience in team management and a natural leader. Six Sigma Training encouraged.
  • Strive for continuous improvement and collaborate with all team members to problem solve.
  • Can utilize humor when necessary.
  • Is a critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Demonstrated experience with computing, writing protocols, and business process analysis.
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“I working in this company from last two years and I found a very good and friendly environment.”

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26 May 2020

“This is the best job I've held and the benefits of working from home is great.”

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Technical Manager
27 Oct 2021

“Good team members; resource is full; promotion depends on yoe and love from your boss; stable job”

Evotek (Vietnam)Evotek (Vietnam)
Senior Technical Director
10 Jun 2020

“Evotek is amazing and I constantly brag to friends and family about how much I love my job!”

BirlasoftBirlasoft
Tech Lead
18 Mar 2021

“Not so much career growth and it depends on which end client and project you are assigned to”

Embitel TechnologiesEmbitel Technologies
Associate Technical Lead
31 May 2022

“Here each and every resources are treated equally and I love the way of approaching higher managements whenever required.”

FiservFiserv
Tech Lead
8 Jul 2021

“You will get poor quality work and poor appraisal and no new work in this account.”

ImageworksImageworks
Senior Technical Director
15 Oct 2021

“The pay was decent and I never had to fear my check would not arrive.”

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