Employment Hero Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Full-time 2024-06-05

Our mission and where you fit in

Our ambitious team at Employment Hero is on a quest to transform employment, making it easier and more valuable for everyone. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small and medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. 

Since our inception in 2014, we’ve had enormous growth (100% YoY), now serving 300,000 businesses globally, with 2 million+ users on the platform, reaching unicorn status in 2022 – and we have no plans of slowing down. 

There’s never been a more exciting time to join one of the fastest-growing global unicorns, so let’s see if we could be a match!

In your role, you’ll be focused on…

We’re a team of global innovators, who cherish diverse perspectives that fuel our mission; to simplify the world of work for SMBs worldwide. 

As a Lead Software Engineer (.NET), you will be a part of our Platform and Payroll team, driving the journey we’re on of moving to a service-oriented architecture, as part of our .NET Framework to .NET Core migration. Plus all of the new features and enhancements you’ll get to design and put into production around our products, architecture and infrastructure.

You have experience in modernising and transforming systems to stabilise, improve performance, and adapt to rapid global growth. You have a flexible / growth mindset, with a strong desire to continuously learn – our software roles require you to be able to work autonomously as well as a member of a team.

You’ll accelerate your career quickly, working with smart people across the APAC and UK regions, in a fully remote, flexible, and casual environment. We also encourage our teams to work smart, leveraging Github Copilot and other generative AI tech.

As a Lead Software Engineer (.NET), you’ll be:

  • Leading a Squad in Payroll Modernisation to migrate a Windows-based .NET Framework monolith to a Linux-based containerised modular .NET Core system
  • Working on the technology roadmap with Product Owners, designing solutions with your squad, and new feature development, through to production, improving/optimising and maintenance
  • Debugging and performing root cause analysis for application issues
  • Proactively identifying application pain points and suggesting mitigation strategies
  • Performing tests and quality checks on your code – you own the quality and security of the code you create
  • Taking initiative in recommending improvements to the development process
  • Maintaining documentation and providing training for new/updated features


You’re the hero we’re looking for if: 

  • Having at least 8 years of experience as a .NET Software Development Engineer, particularly for a cloud-based SaaS.
  • Experience with C#, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, SQL Server.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as AWS, and enforcing secure cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience in developing software, using microservices or SOA architecture for deployment on public clouds, preferably AWS.
  • Good understanding of database concepts and experience working with relational databases such as MS SQL.
  • Strong knowledge of Elastic Beanstalk
  • Strong knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes (EKS).
  • English language abilities, both written and verbal – you’ll be leading people across the world.
  • Experienced leading a team of .NET engineers
  • Experienced in managing time and resources to deliver to a deadline
  • Experience using Agile methodologies and working with Product teams
  • Quality coding practices, including test-driven development, unit testing and secure coding awareness.
  • You are passionate about learning and sharing your knowledge, and not afraid to challenge your peers, but also welcome being challenged.

It’ll be great, but not essential, if you also have experience with:

  • Knockout, VueJS, ReactJS (or similar JavaScript MVVM framework)
  • The Payroll or financial services domain
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Have experience in mentoring teammates, or even leading a squad
  • Familiarity with AWS tooling and environments, including EC2, Kubernetes, etc.

Experience is important, but for us, the biggest measure of success is people who can live and breathe our values. Show us what you can bring to the table, and we’ll empower you to let your talents shine.


Feel supported every step of the way

Whether it’s your first remote role, or you’re already a seasoned professional, it always helps to know you’re in a good company. With 220+ heroes in Vietnam and 800+ heroes globally – there’s always someone willing to lend a helping hand.

But don’t just take it from us, hear from: Thao Ta, Head of People and Culture, and Hung Pham, Group Engineer Manager. 

We can make you wow-to-proud and enjoy our exclusive perks and benefits at Employment Hero, including:

  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • 20 days Annual Leave, plus VN Public Holidays
  • Leisure Rules Days – an extra day to take leave whenever you are simply not feeling very “workie”
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office or WFH station
  • $500 USD for books, conferences & courses for your professional development plan
  • $500 USD for English learning courses
  • VND 80,000 budget for lunch for day-in-office
  • Best-in-class hardware, tools and tech – choose either a MacBook Pro or Windows laptop
  • Premium Healthcare Insurance Program for you and your loved ones. 
  • Sports club funded by Employment Hero
  • Monthly get-together event in the office for team bonding
  • Learning and development opportunities, including MCI courses, Go1 Learning, external study policy and tailor-made individual development plans
  • Reward and recognition programs – because great work should be recognised and rewarded
  • Including Lightning Award for delivering quality work at speed and Values Champion Awards
  • Annual Global Gathering to get to know your global colleagues – we’ve been to Thailand, Da Nang (Vietnam) and are excited to meet in Bali in September 2024
  • Employee Share Option Program (ESOP): be an owner of Employment Hero
  • We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, and we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position. If you require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process, simply let us know.

Remote-first principles

At Employment Hero, we’re not just working remotely; we’re integrating flexibility and global reach into the heart of our daily operations. 

We also recognise the value of face-to-face connection, and organise local and global gatherings throughout the year to celebrate our wins and make meaningful connections with our colleagues.

And for those who enjoy working from an office, we also have a Hero Hub in HCMC, which you’re welcome to work from whenever you like.

Work your way

Every hero has unique powers. Bound by a common purpose and trust, we encourage each other to work in ways that allow us to bring our best selves to work.

Are we a match? 

Please apply direction below, if you are a match, then you can expect next steps below:

  • Step 1: You will join an at-home test round.
  • Step 2: Then, you will have a screening call with our Talent Acquisition Team, where we will go through your overall working experience, your motivation, and expectations. This is also an opportunity for you to clarify any information you need about the job and Employment Hero.
  • Step 3: An online interview with our Engineering Team, where we will dive deep into your culture fit and professional expertise.”

*Note: We can be flexible between step 1 and step 2 based on the availability of our team and the urgency of this position. 

Not exactly the right fit for you?

If you’re excited about Employment Hero, but this role is not the one for you, we encourage you to explore our careers page, packed with many more great opportunities. 

Know someone who would be a great fit? Feel free to share the role with your network!