Team Lead vs Technical Lead

Team lead and Technical lead (also known as Tech lead) are two different roles which require different kind of skills. However, some times it is the same person who perform both roles.

Team Leader

  • Team focused
  • Resolves individual issues
  • Reports to Management
  • Evaluates team’s performance
  • Helps team members grow personally and professionally
  • Communicates within the team
  • Ensures processes are being followed

Technical Lead

  • Tech focused
  • Usually the most experienced in the team
  • Shares technical knowledge within the team
  • Guides and trains junior developers
  • Performs code reviews
  • Translates technical ideas for non-technical people
  • Ensures technical best practices are followed
  • A goto person for technical questions

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