Role Profile

Role Profile: Software Engineering Team Lead

March 1st, 2024
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Lauren Alexander


Transformational companies value their software engineering organizations, which transform innovative ideas into digitally enabled products and services that project the brand promise and deliver value to users. The keys to any software engineering organization are its teams and the leaders who steer them. The latter must balance leadership and technical skills to guide teams to success while helping them navigate technical complexities and providing keen problem-solving expertise. This report details the skills, background, and responsibilities for the software engineering team lead role.

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