Senior Technical Manager Job Description

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This is a real-world description for a senior technical manager. The description itself is several years old, but 95% of it is still appropriate for today.

Solution Development and Delivery

  • Provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration across multiple client engagements from definition phase through implementation.
  • Applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve service to our clients.
  • Easily recognizes system deficiencies and implements effective solutions.
  • Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life.

Technical Effort Management

  • Creates and executes development plans across multiple projects and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Keeps project manager well informed of status of development effort and serves as liaison between development staff and project manager and/or client across multiple projects.
  • Identifies reusable code required for our code library and ensures the high quality creation of the code.
  • Defines, communicates and enforces coding standards.
  • Manages multiple technical teams within budget and project schedule.
  • Assists in sales efforts from a technical perspective.
  • Consistently delivers high-quality services to our clients.

CAREER PATH CORE COMPETENCIES

Technical Expertise

  • Possesses significant knowledge of complex database concepts and ensures project teams are effectively employing appropriate database design techniques.
  • Possesses demonstrated work experience with more than one relational database management system.
  • Understands the benefits of the various programming languages and accurately suggests the use of the appropriate technology for the application .
  • Possesses significant knowledge of OO concepts and ensures they are consistently and appropriately applied in client engagements.
  • Possesses significant knowledge of client/server and internet systems architectures and accurately suggests the use of the appropriate technology for the application.
  • Understands browser / client specific compatibility issues .

Communication

  • Serves as key participant in team and client meetings.
  • Raises our visibility through involvement in local industry organizations.
  • Confronts issues opening and quickly .
  • Tactfully communicates sensitive information.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

Leadership

  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities.
  • Pursues excellence in all aspects of business.
  • Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change.
  • Builds expert knowledge in our industry.

Teamwork

  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
  • Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.

Client Management

  • Manages client interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale development efforts.
  • Anticipates clients needs and proposes alternative technical solutions.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Possess a knowledge base of each client's business, systems and objectives.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Innovator Development

  • Participates in all programs relating to performance evaluations and career development planning.
  • Mentors technical managers and senior developers through formal and informal channels.
  • Assesses training needs and selects training tools for team members.
  • Manages the development of project teams by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each innovator's career interests.

Internal Operations

  • Easily recognizes areas for internal improvement and develops plans for implementation.
  • Lends expertise to internal teams and task forces.
  • Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate.

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