Moving from Software Developer to Team Lead

Moving into the role of team lead can be a natural career progression for software developers, but what does a team lead do?

Team leads, says Rafal Gatkowski, coordinate the activities of the entire team. “A team lead is the first person a developer would go to when a problem occurs and is the person responsible for suggesting a solution,” he says. “Bug fixes, tooling and library choices, or thoughts on how to approach a specific code-related problem” are the team lead’s specialties, but the job also requires communication and collaboration skills.

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