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The role of “tech lead” is a combination of a software engineer, a project manager, and an architect. A tech lead might spend 30% of her time coding and 70% managing a project, resolving conflicts, and planning.
In today’s episode, we discuss the structure of software teams, and when it might make sense to have a tech lead on your team, in contrast to the more common team structure of project managers, engineers, and engineering managers. Jeff Norris, an engineer from ThoughtWorks joins the show to discuss the idea of the tech lead.
This is a great show for anyone in management who is looking for alternative team structures, and this episode might also appeal to engineers who are looking to transition to a role with more variety.