After many years of toil, hardworking developers can become senior/lead developers. The road to this position is not easy. Senior/lead developers first earn a bachelor's degree or even a master's degree in computer science or a similar field (although a diploma is not necessary to succeed). They also spend years honing their programming skills on the job.
Senior/lead developers use their impressive technical knowledge of coding, including skills such as HTML and Java, to help develop programs. However, the job also includes a people-facing component. Senior/lead developers lead a whole team of developers and help them hone their skills. They also act as a liaison with important stakeholders that are not on the development team.
The senior/lead developer has a very important job. Not only are they one of the best programmers in the room and make sure that the project gets done right, but they are also a key node of communication for the whole company. It's no wonder that the demand for senior/lead developers is expected to grow by 21% by 2028.