Your Headhunter for filling Development Leads Vacancies

What do development leads do?

Depending on their position in the IT hierarchy and size of the company, development leads are responsible for overseeing the development of software applications and systems. They supervise or work with teams of developers to design, plan, and oversee the software development process. They also work with (or are in) management to ensure that applications and systems meet business needs and are delivered on time and within budget. 

Development leads act as problem solvers, troubleshooting issues with applications and systems and providing technical guidance to developers. They also serve as liaisons between IT departments and other teams in the organization, helping to ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to software development projects.

What do development leads need to know?

Development leads need to know the company's overall technology strategy and how their team's work aligns with it. They also need to be able to prioritize and manage their team's work effectively, troubleshoot and resolve issues, and keep up with new technologies.

Additionally, they should have a good understanding of software development processes, including Agile and Scrum, version control systems such as Git and Subversion, coding best practices, design patterns and refactoring techniques. They should also be able to optimize code for performance, scalability and maintainability, or delegate this task to someone, who is capable of doing this.

Finally, development leads need to be able to work with other stakeholders (such as product owners and customers) to understand their needs and ensure that the team is meeting deadlines. They should also be able to manage a project budget and take responsibility for the success or failure of their team's efforts.

Why are development leads in such demand?

Development leads are in high demand because the world is becoming increasingly digital. Development Leads have strong problem-solving skills, understand technical architectures and processes, can create detailed project plans with timeline estimates, have excellent communication skills, and can motivate teams to achieve their goals. As a result, they provide organizations with the ability to develop quality software in an efficient manner and are able to use technology to help them reach new heights of success. Therefore, Development Leads are highly sought after by businesses all around the world. They bring expertise and knowledge to the table that is essential for any organization that wants to remain competitive and successful.

Key skills

  • Risk Assessment
  • Agile Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Blockchain
  • Data Literacy
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Web3
  • DevSecOps

How does alphacoders find qualified development leads?

According to the latest Bitkom study, 137,000 IT professionals are needed in Germany. This number is higher than the 124,000 shortage before Corona in 2019 - and is now the highest number since the measurement of the IT skills shortage began. As technology becomes more and more present in our daily lives, this number will continue to rise. Therefore, it is important for recruiters to understand what motivates development leads.

To ensure that companies are effective, they not only need candidates with the right skills, but also candidates who are motivated and inspired. Therefore, it is important that companies find this common ground with potential talent and engage with them in their language. For job seekers, the tide has turned. In the past, companies could choose from a wide range of potential candidates. But now good candidates are in high demand and companies have to compete for them.
Therefore, more and more companies are using headhunters to find the best talent. Alphacoders is the recruitment agency that matches companies with qualified development leads. We identify the ideal candidates for your development leads vacancies thanks to our experience and extensive network in this sub-sector. What's more, we understand what motivates development leads.

Your benefits with alphacoders


Consulting at eye level

Goal-oriented briefing and consulting on an equal footing from start-ups to large digitizing corporations

Large candidate pool

Largest network for developers in the DACH region

Multi channel search

Ongoing development of algorithmized multi-channel search

Tested quality

Superior quality through optimized interview and software-supported selection process

Fast staffing

Swiftness through agile project planning and methodical approach

Experienced recruiters

Credible representation of our partners thanks to recruiters with development know-how

What our partners say about our cooperation

Marco Bofinger
Hr Management - Urban Sports Club

The cornerstone of the cooperation with CareerTeam was an efficient exchange and open, honest feedback. We were very satisfied with their fast and effective search.

Franziska Mehlhorn
Head of People & Organisational Development — Picdrop

We have been working successfully with alphacoders for some time. What I personally like very much is the uncomplicated and personal exchange, as well as the quick occupation time, which has only lasted an average of 3 months so far. alphacoders understands their trade and we are very happy to have them on our team.

Wiebke Ernst-Ringena
Deputy personnel manager

With the help of alphacoders recruiting experts, we were able to successfully fill several challenging roles in our digitalization, IT and purchasing departments. The collaboration was always characterized by very good advice, open communication and maximum transparency. We are looking forward to the next joint projects with alphacoders!

Cornelius Lauritzen
CEO — Glambou

With alphacoders we have found a strong partner for our tech recruiting. The feedback loops were short and efficient. Our company, our tech vision and our requirement profile were quickly understood and implemented. The management of the interview process went fabulous for us as well as for the candidates.

Jan Thonemann
Abteilungsleiter Forschung / Entwicklung — PROSOZ

Finding the right people is one of, if not the most key component to an organization's success. At alphacoders it's not about quantity, but about quality. Every candidate that is introduced is always worth talking to and we have already found a lot of great colleagues through alphacoders. The short weekly exchange ensure that your ideas are understood and that you are always up to date.

Ingo Fraedrich
General Manager — Veterinärmedizinisches Dienstleistungszentrum GmbH

When looking for qualified employees, we like to rely on specialists. They know the market and the target group and can advise accordingly. So it happens that we have been working with alphacoders since February 2020 and have been able to expand our development team several times. We have found the right service provider for us

Tobias Schumacher
CTO & Co-Founder — Closelink

Working with alphacoders was our first experience with a recruiter. We particularly liked the transparent communication and the summary of the search in the form of reports and figures. This helped us to better understand the candidate market and gain deeper insights into recruitment from IT specialists. We can recommend alphacoders 100%.

Christina Bombeck
HR Managerin - Fundis Reitsport

We have commissioned alphacoders to search for 2 web developers. The challenge is that we are active in a special niche in e-commerce with the topic of equestrian sports and ideally the ideal candidate should also identify with our sport. In addition to good communication and consultation, we jointly implemented an effective hiring process. alphacoders not only managed to attract many women for this position, but we even managed to hire someone with a love for our sport. We were able to fill both positions with alphacoders and would hire them again anytime.

Gabi Wegner
People & Relations Manager — MOIA

We really appreciate working with alphacoders because they really have a clue about tech and take time to understand who we need for MOIA and for our individual teams.

Julius Martini
CEO — TimberTom

We have already commissioned alphacoders twice to support us in tech recruiting and they convinced us with the first candidate for both positions (frontend & fullstack developer). The cooperation was very uncomplicated, at eye level and characterized by direct communication. We are very happy to have alphacoders on our side.

Constanze El Rikabi
Director Human Resources — Ascendis Pharma GmbH

With the help of alphacoders we have succeeded twice in adding the right IT resources to our team. The structured preparation of the candidate search and the alphacoders approach made this possible. In the future, IT recruiting will only run through alphacoders.

Maik Gronau
CEO - GWA Hygiene

alphacoders has become an integral part of our tech recruiting. We have been working together for over 2 years now and have already been able to successfully fill several different positions in IT. As a startup, we very much appreciate the all-encompassing advice from profile sharpening to candidate selection and support in optimising our own internal hiring process. We are very happy to have alphacoders at our side.

Ralf Fohrmann
Head of Human Resources - prophete

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a NAV developer. The special thing about this was the complexity of the market situation: it is a very special position with a very narrow pool of candidates and a very loyal target group. We solved it through trusting and effective communication and adjustments to the profile. One key was certainly that we opened up for a fully remote position and were thus able to find and successfully recruit the right candidate.

Susanne Hasenstab
Head of HR - WEITBLICK® GmbH & Co. KG

Last year we worked with alphacoders for the first time. The cooperation was characterised by professional and very personal support, as well as profound contacts within our target group. What was special for us was that we were actually only looking for one PHP developer, but because of the but due to the suitable selection of candidates we directly hired 2 developers and that within only 3 months. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

Dr. Janine Nastelski
People & Culture Manager — Webmatch

Very professional, always transparent and honest cooperation. Extremely good understanding of the market including recommendations for action. Completely different approach than classic recruiting agencies.

Bianca Potapski
HR Managerin — Soil & More Impacts GmbH

We really enjoyed working with alphacoders, it was a professional collaboration on an equal footing right from the start. alphacoders puts itself very well in the client's position and thanks to the regular agreements it always ran smoothly. We have successfully recruited a senior Phyton developer with alphacoders and would recommend alphacoders to others.

Stephanie Werk
Senior Tech Recruiterin - WERTGARANTIE Group

Together with alphacoders, we were looking for and hired a PL/SQL developer. Thanks to the professional support of alphacoders, we were able to fill the position in a very short time. The fact that we worked very closely with the tech recruiters and that we had the same understanding of the market and the special requirements played a major role in our success. We would recommend alphacoders at any time.

Tihomir Sablic
Head of IT - heyworld GmbH

We have been working with alphacoders for more than 2 years now and have had very good experiences so far. The relationship is characterised by trust, solution-oriented advice and open communication at eye level. Through their input, we have already been able to successfully hire 2 backend developers and also rely on their expertise for further tech positions.

Oliver Kühne
CTO — Monsterzeug

Professional and goal-oriented, I would work with alphacoders again at any time. I've recommended them both internally to other departments and to external stakeholders.


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