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At Turing, top-tier clients are on the hunt for remote senior software tech leads who can effortlessly lead teams to design, build, analyze, scale, and continuously innovate various system resources. Here’s your chance to lead a highly talented, global team to engineer innovative experiences.

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Job responsibilities

  • Possess, and use understanding of your preferred codebase, product area, & systems
  • Build and ship technical software solutions
  • Implement code reviews, testing procedures, and appropriate rollouts, among other best practices
  • Lead & mentor high-level tasks and motivate technical personnel to achieve targets
  • Define internal milestones for different projects and stages
  • Analyze overall team performance periodically
  • Influence the engineering culture within your team
  • Maintain higher product quality, engineering efficiency & optimum tech performance

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s in Computer Science or similar fields (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years of experience as a software tech lead
  • Proficiency in technologies like React, Node, Python, Vue, React Native, PHP, etc.
  • Working knowledge of multiple front-end and back-end technologies
  • Skilled at computational problem-solving, designing, coding, debugging, etc.

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of complex code bases, large systems, & version control systems like Git
  • The ability to work full-time concurrently with U.S. time zones for a minimum of 4 h/day
  • Fluency in English to collaborate with engineering managers
  • The ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and a 4 hour overlap with U.S. time zones
  • Ensure staffing, budgeting, and administration are in sync with the organization’s goals
  • A profound sense of ownership & accountability for the end-to-end project life-cycle

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How to become a senior software tech lead ?

Software engineering is one of the biggest industries in today's world. It is a constantly evolving field that needs highly skilled professionals to lead projects. Entrusted to look after and manage entire development cycles, sr. software tech leads are some of the most important people in tech organizations.

Senior software tech leads are thoroughly experienced developers who are capable of managing entire projects. They need to possess skills to look after software design, development techniques, and also deployment of several resources. Ideally, you should be able to devise a development strategy that supports easy upgrades using a low-risk approach to avoid lengthy downtime. So, to work your way up and start contributing as a sr. software Tech lead the first thing you'll need is a strong grasp of development techniques.

Thorough knowledge of software development processes will enable you not just to lead projects using various technologies but also to deal with different tricky situations that require innovative solutions. Apart from managing projects, as a sr. software technical lead, you may also need to mentor junior developers to come up to speed. As a senior technical lead, you'll need to develop people management skills to manage your team. Usually, multiple people are working on different aspects to reach a common goal while tackling the usual hurdles along the way. As a sr. software tech lead you must be able to understand the importance of different project-related tasks and prioritize bandwidth as per requirements. You also need to address queries and issues and devise solutions accordingly.

What is the scope for Senior software tech leads?

With rising demand and reliance on digital solutions for modern-day problems, the importance of tech specialists is increasing every day. Owing to the rapid growth in the sector, the roles and responsibilities of Sr Software tech leads have changed and often are organization or project-specific. A sr. software tech lead needs to adapt to different situations to cope with the blockers and plan unique solutions to get the project back on track. Resolving development roadblocks is a part of the day-to-day responsibilities of technical leads and requires attention to detail with a strong grasp of software development best practices. The position of a Sr Software tech lead can be quite challenging but you'll be directly impacting your company's direction and performance.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a senior software tech lead?

If you're looking to take your career ahead as a sr. software tech lead, you should be familiar with activities that will make up your daily responsibilities. You can expect to be involved with a lot of different tasks related to managing developers and allocation of resources and bandwidth as per requirement. You may even have to manage other tech leads based on project requirements. Expect yourself to be communicating often with top management for discussing progress. These discussions can often include both technical and financial aspects. A strong background in computer science is essential for taking charge of entire projects and teams. If you're looking for sr. software tech lead jobs, you should be well acquainted with activities like:

  1. Managing recruitment funnel based on project requirements.
  2. Managing resources to accomplish project development goals
  3. Collaborating closely with team members to troubleshoot errors and develop solutions
  4. Identifying the consumer preferences and building applications that meet demands.
  5. Working on developing long-term goals for the development team.
  6. Ensuring developed software and applications meet expected standards.
  7. Keeping track of changes made during the development or update process.
  8. Take charge of security audits for identifying scopes of improvement.
  9. Assisting team to overcome technical blockers.
  10. Assisting multiple cross-functional teams - Developers, DevOps Engineers, System Engineers, Account Managers, and Product Managers.
  11. Ability to develop budgets and development timeline of new projects
  12. Monitoring and managing all deployments and new releases related to new/existing projects.
  13. Troubleshoot to find and eliminate bottlenecks holding back project development processes.
  14. Offer leadership, support, and motivation to technical teams.
  15. Ensure project development remains on track and delivered on time and in compliance with mentioned security and technical features.

How to become a sr. software tech lead?

To become one of the sr. software tech leads in your company or get hired as one, requires long-term experience in the software development sector. Companies look for people with a strong base in software development technologies with knowledge of working and managing agile work environments. So, if you’re looking to take your career ahead as a sr. software tech lead, here’s a list of requirements that you must possess:

Bachelor’s degree: You need to possess a Bachelor’s degree in subjects like computer science or engineering to be considered for senior software tech leads. Keep developing your IT skills during your studies; joining student organizations focusing on computer science professions can also be a smart choice for developing skills. Try to develop your software development skills in a way that can help you to address and work on resolving real work hurdles.

Get certified: Before finding a job as a sr. software tech lead, it is essential to earn technical credentials related to your niche. Having specialized certifications will give an added advantage when looking to take your career ahead as a technical professional.

Job role-specific skills: To get hired as sr. software tech leads, keep developing your skills while studying and in your initial days as a professional. Here’s a list of qualities that will assist help to take your career to the next level as a software tech lead:

  • Knowledge of updated technologies
  • Ability to lead a team of developers
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with
  • Ability to multitask under pressure situations

Gain professional experience: Businesses prefer to hire sr. software tech leads with proven experience of working in the software development industry. To reach your goals, start working your way up within a company or obtain the experience and look for the right opportunity to switch as senior software tech leads using your experience.

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Essential skills required to work as a sr. software tech lead

While you’ll be working on software development projects, the job can frequently require managerial and mentorship skills. It's the ideal position if you cherish the opportunity of working with a group of developers. To find success in the role, you must possess strong knowledge of several different programming languages including both - front-end and back-end. This will enable you to make well-informed and sound technical decisions and also help guide the project on the right path. Furthermore, knowledge of languages like Java, Python, and C++ will help to make your application stronger with skills in scripting, code reviews, and optimization will give an added advantage. Here’s a list of essential skills that companies look for in their sr. software tech leads

1. Project management

Having experience in managing different projects is one of the first skills that companies will look for. Recruiters will look to test your technical knowledge to understand the types of projects you’ve already worked on/managed in the past and how much your skill set aligns with the organization’s technical requirements. Sr. software tech leads are often the link between management and development teams, you’ll need to showcase strong project management skills to gain confidence and secure your role.

2. Team management

Companies are always on the lookout for knowledgeable professionals with previous experience in managing developers. You need to have enough knowledge and professional experience to help junior developers and guide them with workarounds to tackle different problems. You should also have confidence in communication and the ability to transfer project-related knowledge to all involved.

3. Strategic and creative thinking

Technical problems and development blockers are a guaranteed part of every software development project. Working as sr. software tech leads involve taking charge of such technical problems and developing a strategy to tackle the same. As a leader, you need to be able to understand the problems thoroughly and take calls on the fly, at times. You must be able to consistently develop plans of action for several tasks related to ongoing projects and also offer your teammates the opportunity to innovate and also provide bright ideas if they have any.

4. Communication and mentorship

One of the defining characteristics that can help you to stand out is effective interpersonal skills. As a sr. software tech lead, you will not just be managing teams but also work on building collaborative relations between another team within the organization. Also, as a leader, you need to invest time to ensure your developers have all resources necessary to complete the job smoothly. The ability to manage resources and look after teammates motivates individuals to commit to the cause and deliver their best. Aso, the ability to speak your mind and help your team understand the project requirements, helps to gain the confidence of colleagues and all stakeholders. The ability to communicate and offer mentorship and guidance helps teams to maintain a high level of morale and efficiency in work.

5. Technical capabilities

A software tech lead must have a strong understanding of the technical components of the work, as well as a background in development. You'll need to keep high coding standards, be able to swiftly adapt to new technologies, integrate new software, and implement changes with low risk. As a result, knowing the ins and outs of the program is a must for a successful tech lead.

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How to get remote sr. software tech lead jobs?

To get hired as a sr. software tech lead, and efficient job-search strategy is essential. You do not only want to be aware of openings but also have the necessary knowledge. Keep working in the industry and slowly work your way up the corporate ladder. One of the best ways of getting employers interested in you for a leadership role is hands-on knowledge in the niche and efficiency of technical abilities. For this, it is essential to keep developing your skills and stay updated with the latest trends and technologies used by developers. Also, the number of projects you’ve worked on or led in the past will help to increase your chances.

Turing provides the best sr. software tech leads available, all of which are targeted to your professional objectives as a software tech lead. Working with cutting-edge technologies to solve complex technical and business problems will help you expand quickly. Join a network of the world's best developers to get full-time, long-term sr. software tech leads with higher pay and professional advancement.

Why become a software tech lead at Turing?

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Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
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Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
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Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top U.S. firms from the comfort of your home.

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Working with top U.S. corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their senior software tech leads?

Turing's sr. software tech leads are able to set their own rates. Turing, on the other hand, will suggest a salary at which we believe we can provide you with a fulfilling and long-term opportunity. Our recommendations are based on our research of market conditions and our perceptions of customer desire.

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