Responsibilities of a Lead Developer

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Responsibilities

Those of a Developer plus:

It is ultimately my responsibility that all of the developers in my team are adhering to the software quality standards agreed by my team and the wider development team so that work is done to the highest possible quality.

To understand and be able to talk about and explain to my team the importance of principles of good software design and development so that we are able to produce software of the highest possible quality in the fastest possible time and will be able to continue to do so in the future.

To understand and be able to talk coherently about the any practices (such as refactoring, TDD and pair programming) we are implementing and their benefits so that we are all working together and understand why they are so valuable.

To ensure the features developed by my team are produced to the highest possible quality in the fastest possible time and no less, so that we are able to continue to do so in the future.

To show the developers on my team better ways of doing things and help them improve their skills so that we all become better at our jobs.

To ensure the software my team is responsible for is healthy and that it’s health is visible to my team and the wider development team so that we can all focus on improving it and know where the most technical debt and legacy code is.

To act as example to all the developers on my team by being the person who most closely follows the principles and practices we have committed to so that the developers on my team feel confident they can too.

To act as example to all the developers on my team by advocating learning and taking the time to do so myself so that they feel comfortable they can too.

Duties

Those of a Team Member

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