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Head of Engineering

Date:  Mar 21, 2023

Ho Chi Minh City, VN, 700000

Working place:  Onsite
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

What do we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships, and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. Through the intelligent use of IT solutions GFT increases productivity and creates added value for clients. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT-applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?

Having started in Germany in 1987, GFT Technologies has grown to become a trusted Software Engineering and Consulting specialist for the international financial industry, counting many of the world’s largest and best-known Banks as our clients. We are an organization that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the APAC region. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organization this position could be right for you.



Role Responsibilities

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to join the GFT APAC team and help build our rapidly expanding Nearshore Development Delivery Centre in Vietnam, while striving to create world class software solution in the digital banking and blockchain-based payment solutions with our clients and partners. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with frequent travel to Hong Kong, Singapore and GFT European locations.

As a Head of Engineering, the primary focus is on building and managing nearshore development and technical resources who will be working on remote projects. Working with industry-leading technology and business experts in digital banking, cloud blockchain, cryptocurrency, and distributed ledger technology domains. Managing the development of teams who are well versed in all matters related to agile methodologies and frameworks, technology delivery and the engineering of exceptional software solutions. Daily, you’ll collaborate internationally with colleagues, clients, and partners throughout Asia and Europe.


  • Building local technology practices and GFT Vietnam Center of Excellence (CoE) in transformation technologies
  • Developing GFT competencies with highest standards to provide our partner services such as project management, project development and technical solution consultancy.
  • Traveling internationally to various client/GFT sites within the APAC region
  • Reporting to the current IDU Manager.
  • Aim to takeover complete oversight of Centers of Excellence for GFT Technologies in APAC
  • Working with Business Development Leads to support Pre-sales activities:
    • Formulate proposals and write the solution to be delivered
    • Support definition of rate cards, estimation and related technical/ solutioning documentation
  • Working with European teams to mobilise skill sets as much as possible
  • Develop and explicitly communicate the Training programs/ Tech talks with GFT partners, internal teams and external communities.


Required Education & Experience 

  • 10+ years’ experience working in Software Development and/or as a senior Engineering manager/ Principle/ Head of Engineering in the banking of fintech sectors.
  • Extensive experience in cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Exeperienced in Microservice, Micro Frontends architecture design, Kafka, Java, Kotlin, Python programming languages
  • Knowledable of DevOps, CircleCI, Kong Gateway, ReactJS, Jmeter, PagerDuty, automation test
  • Experience in Core Banking Techonologies, DLT, Blockchain, AI is a plus
  • Track record/in-depth experience of building new teams within Banking/ Financial Service domain
  • Committed to taking on full responsibility of Center of Excellence and growing stable teams
  • Problem-solving, sense of ownership and track record in leadership of Software Developers
  • Excellent written and verbal use of English.



What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • 13th-month salary guarantee
  • Performance bonus
  • Professional English course for employees
  • Premium health insurance
  • Extensive annual leave

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