What does a Technical Manager do?

Technical managers provide companies a competitive edge by aligning computer information systems with their business operations. They oversee all computer technical matters and manage information technology support teams; they may also be called upon to implement computer network security protocols. Technical managers collaborate with a technology development team and users to enhance the system’s performance and complete jobs on time. They perform analyses on CIS efficiency and integration and report to management on CIS development, implementation, and its progress

Technical managers collaborate with development teams and departments and incorporate user feedback into the systems and ensure CIS innovation and implementation occur at a timely and efficient speed. They manage support teams, evaluate performance metrics, and oversee CIS user testing and adjustments. They hire and train new IT department staff and maintain computer network infrastructure while ensuring networks remain secure. Technical managers need a minimum bachelor's degree in computer information systems, management information systems, or related fields.

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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Technical Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$112,311 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$70K
Median: $112K
$181K
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Remit TrainingRemit Training
L&D Team Leader
Jul. 1, 2019

“I am looking forward to continuing to work with Remit to achieve our goals both long and short term.”

Beesolver Technology
Technical Lead
Jul. 10, 2020

“I working in this company from last two years and I found a very good and friendly environment.”

iFITiFIT
Mobile Technical Lead
May 26, 2020

“This is the best job I've held and the benefits of working from home is great.”

BirlasoftBirlasoft
Tech Lead
Mar. 18, 2021

“Not so much career growth and it depends on which end client and project you are assigned to”

Evotek (Vietnam)Evotek (Vietnam)
Senior Technical Director
Jun. 10, 2020

“Evotek is amazing and I constantly brag to friends and family about how much I love my job!”

SiteMinderSiteMinder
Tech Lead
Jul. 11, 2019

“I am in the Engineering Department and its great to work with the industry leaders in terms of channel managers.”

FiservFiserv
Tech Lead
Jul. 8, 2021

“You will get poor quality work and poor appraisal and no new work in this account.”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
Technical Lead
Jul. 28, 2019

“If you want hike you must resign and then negotiate then you will be given a good hike.”

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