Technical Manager

Full Time, Part Time
Posted 6 months ago

The Technical Manager is a professional responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of a project or a team. This role combines technical expertise with leadership skills, and effective communication to ensure the successful execution of technical projects and the effective functioning of a technical team.

  1. Team Leadership:
    • Lead and manage a team of technical professionals, including software developers, engineers, or other specialists.
    • Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members based on project requirements and individual skills.
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support for team members.
  2. Project Management:
    • Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of technical projects, ensuring they are on schedule and within budget.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure alignment with overall business goals and track milestones and deliverables.
  3. Technical Guidance:
    • Provide technical guidance and support to team members, helping them overcome challenges and make informed decisions in areas such as architecture, design, and problem-solving.
    • Ensure that technical solutions align with industry best practices and standards.
    • Participate in technical discussions and design reviews.
  4. Resource Management:
    • Allocate resources, including personnel and technology, effectively to meet project goals.
    • Manage budgets and timelines for technical projects.
  5. Collaboration:
    • Work closely with stakeholders, designers, developers and upper management to ensure an effective approach to project development.
  6. Communication:
    • Serve as a liaison between technical teams and upper management, translating technical details into understandable terms for non-technical team members or management.
    • Communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to provide updates on project status, address concerns, and ensure alignment with business goals.
  7. Documentation:
    • Oversee the documentation process, ensuring that technical documentation is thorough and up-to-date.
    • Document and communicate technical decisions, architecture, and design choices.
  8. Strategic Planning:
    • Contribute to the development of the overall technology strategy for the organization.
    • Identify opportunities for technological advancements and improvements.
  9. Risk Management:
    • Address technical issues and roadblocks by working closely with the team to identify and implement effective solutions.
    • Ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  10. Performance Evaluation:
    • Conduct performance reviews for team members and set goals / provide feedback for professional development.
    • Identify training needs and opportunities for skill development within the team.
  11. Adherence to Standards:
    • Ensure that the team follows industry best practices, coding standards and compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Implement and enforce security protocols and data protection measures.
  12. Stay Informed:
    • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices through continuous learning and research.
  1. Educational Background:
    • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field, such as computer science, engineering, or information technology.
  2. Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in relevant technologies and frameworks depending on the nature of the technical projects being managed.
  3. Management Skills:
    • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to motivate and guide a technical team.
  4. Communication Skills:
    • Excellent communication skills to effectively convey technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  5. Project Management Certification:
    • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2) may be beneficial.
  6. Experience:
    • Several years of experience in a technical role, with a proven track record of success in project management and team leadership.
  7. Problem-Solving Abilities:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to address technical challenges.
  8. Strategic Thinking:
    • The ability to think strategically and contribute to the development of long-term technology plans.
  9. Adaptability:
    • Ability to adapt to changing project requirements and technological advancements.

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