Technical Lead - Backend (Java)

Full-time | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Come help us build an amazing content management system that will be used by the best game developers in the world. It’s a public SaaS product with a browser-based frontend. Users will include existing clients such as Tencent, Warner Bros, Bethesda, King, Capcom and Square Enix. We’re looking for a Backend Technical Lead to join our team.

  • Work with product team, our users and C-level stakeholders to understand product-vision and be responsible for the technical implementation
  • Take active part in understanding our user’s pain points and suggest solutions
  • Be able to demonstrate Gridly both internally and externally using English
  • Inspire, mentoring, coaching, and providing guidance for teams
  • Participate in hiring processes expanding our development team
  • Planning and prioritizing work for team members
  • Working in team to ensure the quality of products as well as development process
  • Lead initiative in architectural design, implementation and improvements
  • Design and develop particular services/components from scratch
  • Explore and apply latest technology to solve critical challenges
  • Ensuring the safety of the system and champion compliance efforts such as Soc2
  • Organize internal and external events to talk about technology and help promote Localize Direct in the Vietnamese tech community


  • Strong mentorship and leadership skills
  • Experience in designing scalable system, microservices architecture
  • Proficiency with Java, Spring framework
  • Expert in designing and handling large database
  • Prior experience with security of enterprise system
  • Familiar with deployment technologies (CI/CD, Container, AWS)
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • 5+ years with professional enterprise Java development
  • 3+ years with leading or managing development teams
  • Honest, collaborative, quality mindset with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent problem solving; strong passion for challenges, learning and sharing
  • Strong interest in following the latest technology trends
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • International environment
  • Launch awesome product
  • New MacbookPro & 4K Monitor
  • Flexible working hours
  • 13th month salary
  • We’re fun, friendly, fast and flexible


We are Software Developers, Project Managers, Translators, Marketing and Sales people all working together - come join us! Localize Direct is a rapidly growing technology company active in one of the largest, fastest-growing, and global markets. The company is helping over 600 of the leading gaming companies making their games reach a global market by making their games available in a multitude of languages and cultures. To earn the respect and trust of some of the largest gaming companies in the world – the company has built a solution combining a cutting edge technology platform with on-demand top quality localization services.