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Working As A Team Lead Engineer

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

  • $110,460

    Average Salary

What Does A Team Lead Engineer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Team Lead Engineer

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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Team Lead Engineer Career Paths

Team Lead Engineer
Lead Engineer Engineering Manager Vice President Of Engineering
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager Technical Services Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Management Consultant Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Software Engineer Engineering Director
Senior Director Of Engineering
15 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Database Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Program Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Technical Manager Technical Director
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Principal Engineer 4.7 years
Principle Engineer 4.5 years
Staff Engineer 4.3 years
Senior Engineer 4.3 years
Lead Engineer 3.4 years
Engineer 3.2 years
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Systems Engineer 3.2 years
Software Leader 3.2 years
Team Lead Engineer 3.0 years
Computer Engineer 3.0 years
Solutions Engineer 2.7 years
Project Team Lead 2.5 years
Top Employers Before
Team Leader 13.9%
Engineer 6.7%
Internship 3.7%
Top Employers After
Team Leader 11.3%
Consultant 5.3%
Engineer 5.3%

Team Lead Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

82.1%

Female

14.5%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

70.9%

Asian

16.2%

Hispanic or Latino

8.3%

Unknown

3.8%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.1%

Hindi

7.3%

Chinese

7.3%

Japanese

7.3%

Mandarin

5.5%

Korean

5.5%

Russian

5.5%

French

3.6%

Portuguese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Urdu

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%

Telugu

1.8%

Turkish

1.8%

Gujarati

1.8%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Catalan

1.8%

Greek

1.8%

Carrier

1.8%

Italian

1.8%
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Team Lead Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.8%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.3%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

University of Florida

5.3%

Wayne State University

4.6%

Michigan State University

4.6%

University of Cincinnati

4.6%

Texas A&M University

4.6%

University of Houston

4.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.6%

Clemson University

4.6%

University of California - Irvine

3.8%

North Carolina State University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.8%

Santa Clara University

3.8%

Johns Hopkins University

3.8%

University of South Florida

3.1%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

3.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.1%
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Majors

Electrical Engineering

15.4%

Business

14.5%

Mechanical Engineering

13.3%

Computer Science

13.0%

Computer Engineering

5.6%

Information Technology

4.4%

Engineering

4.1%

Project Management

3.4%

Civil Engineering

3.4%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Management

3.1%

Marketing

2.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.0%

Chemical Engineering

2.0%

Finance

1.7%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.7%

Aerospace Engineering

1.7%

Computer Networking

1.7%

Management Information Systems

1.5%

Communication

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.8%

Masters

29.0%

Other

13.3%

Associate

6.2%

Certificate

3.0%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.1%
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Real Team Lead Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineering Team Lead Appnexus Inc. New York, NY Aug 21, 2016 $225,000
BMW Team Engineer Team Rahal, Inc. Hilliard, OH Nov 10, 2014 $200,000 -
$250,000
Lead Engineer-Team Lead BP America Inc. Anchorage, AK Aug 15, 2013 $192,000
Engineering Team Lead Palantir Technologies Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 15, 2014 $160,000
Team Lead, Software Engineering Verint Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Feb 10, 2015 $152,776
Lead Engineer-API Team Zoosk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 02, 2016 $152,500
Team Lead Software Engineer Coursera Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 15, 2015 $152,000
Team Leads, Software Engineering Linden Research Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 31, 2014 $150,000
BMW Team Engineer Team Rahal, Inc. Hilliard, OH Mar 10, 2015 $150,000 -
$250,000
Team Leader, Software Engineering Osisoft, LLC San Leandro, CA Oct 26, 2016 $148,875
Team Lead and Principal Engineer Ipass, Inc. CA Jan 27, 2013 $147,000
Engineering Team Lead Appnexus Inc. New York, NY Aug 21, 2016 $145,000
Race Team Engineer Furniture Row Racing Denver, CO Dec 10, 2014 $140,000
Engineering Team Lead Blueshift Labs, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 01, 2016 $118,414 -
$145,000
Engineering Team Lead Rockwell Automation, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 15, 2014 $117,600
Team Lead, EMR Engineering & Integration Baystate Administrative Services Incorporated Springfield, MA Jun 01, 2016 $116,418
Team Lead, Software Engineer Cvent, Inc. McLean, VA Jun 17, 2013 $116,000
Team Lead, Database Engineer Cvent Inc. Tysons Corner, VA Nov 05, 2016 $115,000
Engineering Team Lead Arroweye Solutions, Inc. Chicago, IL May 10, 2015 $115,000
Engineering Team Lead Arroweye Solutions, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 06, 2016 $115,000
Team Lead, Performance Engineering Saba Software Inc. Redwood City, CA Jun 28, 2013 $113,000
Team Lead-Software Engineer Interactive Communications International, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 10, 2015 $100,000
Engineering Team Lead The Suddath Companies Jacksonville, FL Aug 15, 2016 $100,000
Team Lead-Sustaining Engineering Crane Co. Signal Hill, CA Jun 05, 2016 $98,849
Team Lead, Software Engineering Verint Systems Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 02, 2014 $98,675 -
$115,000
Engineering Team Leader (Safety) Intertek Testing Services Na, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jun 22, 2014 $98,342
Team Leader-Electrical Engineering Emhart Teknologies LLC Troy, MI Feb 22, 2016 $98,280 -
$105,000
Team Leader/Electronics Engineering Precision Technology, Inc. Plano, TX Feb 19, 2016 $97,531
Team Lead, PDF Generation Engine Morningstar, Inc. (A Morningstar Company) Chicago, IL Aug 27, 2014 $97,000

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Top Skills for A Team Lead Engineer

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Top Team Lead Engineer Skills

  1. New Hardware
  2. Procedures
  3. Data Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Enhanced Architectural Verification Program to improve new hardware add time by 60 days.
  • Developed and executed joint training with British Engineer Divers on surface supplied diving operations and procedures at Kuwait Naval Base.
  • Led and gathered requirements, performed data analysis and presented client solutions.
  • Create reports for various windows and web applications using Active Reports and Crystal Reports.
  • Provide technical and safety oversight during test execution.

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