Senior Backend Engineer

at VinAI (View all jobs)

Hanoi, HCM

VinAI Research is a leading research lab with offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Funded by Vin Group, the largest enterprise in Vietnam by capitalization, our mission is to conduct high-impact research that pushes the knowledge frontier in AI and to accelerate applications of AI in Vietnam, the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.

VinAI is the first AI research organization in Vietnam created with an exclusive focus on top-tier research, publications, and the leader in AI innovation. The Institute enjoys a world-class research facility, including ample access to data platform, computing infrastructure, GPUs and lifestyles. We have an active network of research collaboration with world-class research labs and most brilliant minds all around the world. The current research areas include, but not limited to, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language technologies, reinforcement learning, and autonomous systems.

Who is VinAI looking for? 

A backend developer works alongside front end developers, full stack developers, programmers or UX specialists to create comprehensive digital solutions for business needs. They are usually responsible for writing the web services and APIs used by front-end developers and mobile application developers. They make sure the website is scalable and that it can still function when hit by large loads—be that traffic or demanding scripts. They are also tasked with maintaining and testing existing back end elements to ensure they’re as fast and efficient as possible. Data storage also comes under their remit, which requires them to have a good knowledge of data security and compliance.

What you’ll do

  • Building and maintaining web applications
  • Assessing the efficiency and speed of current applications
  • Writing high-quality code
  • Managing hosting environments
  • Troubleshooting and debugging
  • Keeping on top of new technologies

What you’ll need

Back end developers should ideally have experience working in a back end environment. Employers will be looking for
a minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

  • Professionals should have :
  • Fluent in scripting languages like Python, Java, nodejs, Ruby on Rails, .Net or C#
  • Experience with Kafka (event streaming), Django, or Express frameworks
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL, PostgreSQL, MySLQ, or Oracle database systems
  • Version control, such as Git, CVS or SVN
  • Knowledge of SOAP and REST web services
  • Capability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Proven experience managing of hosting environment, that includes database administration and scaling an application to support load changes.
  • Ability to setup, administer of backups, data migration, transformation, and scripting.
  • Knowledgeable of OWASP security principles.
  • Understands “session management” in a server environment.

Knowledge and experience with compliance and data security is also important. Developers should also have some of the following personal qualities:

  • Good problem solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication
  • Ability to work well as part of a team

Why you’ll love work here:

  • Opportunity to apply your knowledge and research skills to make real impact to the world.
  • Compensation is highly competitive and will consider the applicant’s current experience level
  • Work on challenging real-world problems.
  • Opportunity to continuously grow your knowledge and your leadership skills
  • Opportunity to contribute, interact, share and learn from exceptionally talented colleagues.

Interested applicants are invited to send your application to