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Technical Lead (Java/SpringBoot)

Date:  Jan 27, 2023

Ho Chi Minh City, VN, 700000

Working place:  Hybrid
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Technical Lead

We are looking for experienced and talented Technical Lead to join our global engineering teams and developing and operating our flagship product (Digital Bank platform).

  • Design, develop, implement and maintain Java application
  • Write high quality, maintainable code using TDD and DDD
  • Translating user stories into working solution
  • Design and implement RESTful APIs
  • Design and implement microservice architecture within the given domain
  • Work with the distributed team in multiple time zones
  • Actively participate in Scrum technologies



  • 8+ yrs of experience
  • Demostrated ability to work with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability in good system design principles and patterns on cloud and creating shared understanding
  • Ability to articulate system choices
  • Strong knowledge of quality metrics
  • Demonstrable ability on the "Lead" front
  • Technical Qualifications:

    ·         Minimum 5+ years of relevant experience in programming.

    ·         Java/Kotlin (Kotlin strongly preferred), SpringBoot, JPA, Kafka, Rest APIs.

    ·         Hands on experience with various Java Web technologies and frameworks Spring (Security, MVC, SpringBoot) JPA, REST API, Maven, Junit test, Mockito, Kafka.

    ·         Good practical knowledge of design of RDBMS and SQL

    ·         Understanding of Agile methodologies

    Specific Qualifications

    ·         Excellent communication and written skill.Be able to work in a team

    ·         Understanding of financial instruments

    ·         Be able to adapt, willingness to learn

    Essential Skillset

    ·         Automated unit and integration testing. (jUnit, mockito etc.)

    ·         Gradle

    ·         Recursions, depth/breadth-first search. Data structures - dictionary, list, set

    ·         Control-flow statements - switch, for, do-while. Microservice architecture

    ·         Basic database fundamental. Joins, indexes, foreign keys, primary keys

    ·         Relational DB, NoSQL, graph DB. ACID properties

    ·         Basic system design. Protocols & standards (OpenAPI, avro, protobuf)

    ·         Understanding of SOLID principles. Event driven architecture

    ·         Design architecture (DNS, load balancers). Basic dev-ops / infra fundamentals

    ·         Messaging queues, Docker/Compose. Kubernetes ( basic knowledge on pods, configmap, deployments)

    ·         Git (GitHub), CI/CD, Sonar.

    ·         Basic security fundamentals

    ·         SSL/MTLS, private key, a/symmetric keys, hashing, signatures, oauth

    Nice to have

    ·         Contract testing (PACT/Spring Cloud contract)

    ·         Cloud (AWS)

    ·         Log management tools. (Splunk, SumoLogic, ELK)

What we offer

HR benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary band per level and employee benefits are reviewed once per year
  • 13th month salary pro rata depending on the employee’s length of service (within a calender year), paid with the December salary
  • Monthly lunch allowance: 700,000 VND/employee
  • Parking: GFT covers the monthly parking fee for employee motorbikes
  • Performance evaluation is once per year, for 2 purposes > Performance bonus   > Salary increments

Talent retention policy (Retention bonus)

  • 2-year anniversary = 0.5x monthly salary
  • 3-year anniversary = 1x monthly salary
  • 5-year anniversary = 2x monthly salary
  • Paid with salary of month of anniversary.

Health care

  • Private health insurance: including accident, outpatient, in-patient, maternity, and dental for all permanent employees who pass 2-month probation.
  • Optical: expense claim for eyewear
  • Annual health check-ups.


  • Maximum 18-day vacation leave/year (with the ability to carry over 05 days till 31st March of the following year)
  • Adding one more annual leave day for each two-year anniversary.

Healthy lifestyle

  • Sports and hobby clubs: company has an annual fund for fitness activities, which is allocated per month as team’s vote.
  • Range of healthy snacks, tea, coffee, milk and beer on tap:
    > Tea, coffee and milk are available at pantry area – WeWork
    > Beer is available at pantry area – WeWork
    > Snack is available in GFT office.


  • Company townhall: each 6 weeks
  • Monthly team lunch at restaurants
  • Monthly team engagement activities: one activity per month
  • CSR activities: as per company’s CSR guideline and practice
  • Hackathon: once per year
  • Onsite tour/training courses at other GFT offices and client’s destination overseas (where applicable).


Who we are

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’ve been a pioneer of near-shore delivery since 2001 and now offer a global team spanning 16 countries with a global workforce of over 6,000 people around the world. GFT is recognised by industry analysts, such as Everest Group, as a leader amongst the global mid-sized Service Integrators and ranked in the Top 20 leading global Service 

Integrators in many of the exponential technologies such as Open Banking, Blockchain, Digital Banking, and Apps Services.

Today, GFT continues to drive growth through digital transformation working closely with leading global digital and virtual banks. We do this through a combination of consulting services, IT solutions, applications management, and outsourcing focusing heavily on the following domains:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Blockchain Solutions

  • Cloud Technologies

  • Data Analytics

For the past 18-months, GFT has been driving our expansion into the APAC region, rapidly winning new clients including Mox Bank (a cloud-native Virtual Bank for Hong Kong millennials that GFT has helped build from the ground up), Standard Chartered, DBS, HSBC, SGX and many more.

Come join our APAC start-up team and help us drive our growth in the region.

You can learn more about our latest advancements and news at

But most importantly: we are still human beings. We live up to our values because we truly believe they are vital. A core value of ours is ‘small enough to care, big enough to deliver’. Meaning we aim to keep the family-owned business values at the core of how we do business. Our culture is about staying closely connected, being agile, lean, and having a flat organization. On the other hand, we also strive to remain relevant to our clients’ business as they trust us with helping them on their transformation journeys delivering business-critical IT solutions and projects.

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