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Become A Software Engineer Lead

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Working As A Software Engineer Lead

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $108,552

    Average Salary

What Does A Software Engineer Lead Do

A Software Engineer Lead is focused on developing and testing software programs. They manage a team of software engineers that design enterprise software products and operating systems.

How To Become A Software Engineer Lead

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Software Engineer Lead Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    80.6%
  • Female

    16.3%
  • Unknown

    3.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    59.9%
  • Asian

    27.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.7%
  • Unknown

    2.7%
  • Black or African American

    1.1%
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

    16.7%
  • Chinese

    13.3%
  • Spanish

    13.3%
  • French

    10.0%
  • Mandarin

    10.0%
  • German

    6.7%
  • Portuguese

    3.3%
  • Vietnamese

    3.3%
  • Russian

    3.3%
  • Persian

    3.3%
  • Bengali

    3.3%
  • Latvian

    3.3%
  • Arabic

    3.3%
  • Korean

    3.3%
  • Hindi

    3.3%
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Real Software Engineer Lead Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Prinicipal Software Engineering Lead Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jun 04, 2016 $187,500
Software Engineers-Applications (Lead Engineer, Force.Com) Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Sep 22, 2016 $187,000
Software Engineer (Technical Lead, Image Mastering) Pixar Emeryville, CA Jun 25, 2015 $186,493
Software Engineering Lead Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 24, 2016 $185,000
Software Engineering Lead Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 24, 2016 $185,000
Principal Software Engineering Lead Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jun 01, 2016 $176,852
Principal Software Engineering Lead Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 06, 2016 $176,852
Software Engineers-Applications (Lead Member Technical Staff, Performance Engineering) Salesforce.Com San Francisco, CA Jun 06, 2016 $175,000
Software Engineer, Server Lead Asurion, LLC San Mateo, CA Jan 29, 2015 $173,400
Software Engineer, Server Lead Asurion, LLC San Mateo, CA Feb 09, 2015 $173,400
Software Engineer, 3D Webgl Three.Js Lead Daqri, LLC Sunnyvale, CA Sep 09, 2016 $170,000
Principal Software ENG Lead Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jun 01, 2016 $169,944
Software Engineer Lead Proquest LLC Mountain View, CA Sep 28, 2015 $169,200
Software Production Engineering Lead Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 16, 2015 $131,269 -
$150,000
Software Engineering-Lead Engineer Fair Isaac Corporation San Jose, CA Sep 21, 2015 $131,269 -
$150,000
Software Engineer-PLM Test Lead Cavalier It, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Apr 22, 2016 $130,666
Software Engineer Lead Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA Jun 19, 2016 $130,560
Software Engineer Lead Storm8, Inc. Redwood City, CA Feb 09, 2016 $130,000 -
$150,000
Software Engineer Lead Capital IQ, Inc. New York, NY Mar 05, 2015 $130,000
Software Engineer Lead Storm8, Inc. Redwood City, CA Jan 26, 2015 $130,000
Software Engineer Lead Storm8, Inc. Redwood City, CA Sep 02, 2016 $130,000 -
$150,000
Software Engineer (Core Services Lead) Expensify Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 09, 2016 $107,000
Software Engineer Lead/Manager Capgemini America, Inc. Lees Summit, MO Apr 13, 2016 $107,000 -
$150,000
Software Engineering-Lead Engineer Fair Isaac Corporation Roseville, MN Sep 28, 2015 $107,000 -
$110,000
Software Engineer (Integration Lead) Expensify Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 09, 2016 $106,500
Software Engineering-Lead Engineer Fair Isaac Corporation Roseville, MN Mar 18, 2015 $106,205 -
$127,000
Software Engineer Lead Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Saint Charles, MO Feb 28, 2016 $106,000

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Top Skills for A Software Engineer Lead

WebApplicationPl/SqlDatabaseProceduresWindowsArchitectureSoftwareDevelopmentC/C++XMLPlatformAPILinuxC #UserInterfaceSQLServerUnixASPScrumProjectManagementTestScripts

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Top Software Engineer Lead Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Database
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Defined requirements, analyzed and designed, and implemented a development tool for building analytic web applications.
  • Provided the Sales and Order entry reports with Oracle/PL/SQL.
  • Used Erwin to maintain database schema and database conversion from one application to another across systems.
  • Developed and directed software system testing procedures, programming and documentation.
  • Created, configured, tested, and maintained up to 14 Windows test environments with connectivity to several external applications.

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