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What do Tech Leads do?

A tech lead or technical lead is basically a senior software engineer who owns his or her technical domain or project entirely. Tech leads are versatile professionals who often take on multiple roles, such as that of an architect, a software engineer, and often a mentor. A tech lead is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of a project, ensuring that all aspects of the project are completed on time and within the budget. They work with the development team to create and oversee the implementation of the project's technical plan, and they also work with clients and other stakeholders to ensure that they understand the project's technical needs. They become the point of contact for the engineering manager, product manager, the design teams and the software developers.

Tech leads are also responsible for ensuring that the project's technical documentation is up-to-date and accurate, and they also provide support to the development team during the project's testing and deployment phases.

Their responsibility lies clearly on the technical side and less in managing people. This is where their position differs from engineering managers who are managing people. Their world is system improvements like the development process, innovation, code reviews, feedback and mentorship. Because they are responsible for the quality of the software that the development team delivers.

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What skills are needed to be a Tech Lead?

A tech lead is someone who oversees the technical aspects of a project and ensures that everything is running smoothly. They need to be able to not only manage a team of developers, but also have a strong understanding of coding and development practices. An effective tech lead must have superb communication, problem-solving and managerial skills. They also have to be up-to-date on the latest technologies because they should know how these technologies can be used to improve the development process.

Why are Tech Leads in such demand?

The demand for tech leads is high because they oversee the entire technology function for a company. They are responsible for ensuring that the company's technology infrastructure is effective and efficient, and that all systems are working properly. They also play a key role in developing and implementing new technology initiatives. Companies need leaders who can manage their technology teams, and are capable to deliver results. Tech leads often have an in-depth understanding of both business and technology, and can use this knowledge to improve the company's bottom line. Most importantly, they possess the vision and strategic thinking that is necessary to make long-term decisions about technology investments.

Key skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Code Optimization
  • Frameworks
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Leadership
  • Ownership
  • Empathy
  • Teamwork

How does alphacoders find qualified Tech Leads?

What motivates tech leads? Because these senior software engineers are so desirable, this is an issue that many human resources professionals consider. Headhunters are especially popular among employers because great tech leads are rare. The key to finding the perfect candidate for a job is understanding their skills and motivation – an experienced headhunter knows that very well.

Tech leads are handling a lot of responsibility and must the master of their domain. At alphacoders, we go to great lengths to select our prospects.

alphacoders is here to help find your future tech lead. We'relocating the ideal tech leads for your project(s). An extensive network of more than 600,000 active contacts help us with that quest. And yes - we understand the motivation of tech leads!

Your benefits with alphacoders

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Consulting at eye level

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

Largest network for developers in the DACH region
3

Multi channel search

Ongoing development of algorithmized multi-channel search
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Tested quality

Superior quality through optimized interview and software-supported selection process
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Fast staffing

Swiftness through agile project planning and methodical approach
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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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