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Architecture Practice Head

Ho Chi Minh City | ELCA Informatique
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Date posted Jan 24, 2024
Job category Software Engineering Level of experience 10+ years
Job type Full time Employment type
Work site Ho Chi Minh City Company
Hello future ELCAtians
ELCA Vietnam is a growing and happy place.

About ELCA

56 years of global history, 26 years of growth in Vietnam, 9 countries, 14 cities, 2200+ experts. Since 1998, our Vietnam team of engineers, business analysts, software architects, designers, and consultants have provided tailor-made and standardized solutions to support the digital transformation of customers in Switzerland. Our activity spans across multiple fields of leading-edge technologies.
Our offices are now in Lausanne (headquarters), Zurich, Geneva, Bern, Basel, Paris, London, Spain (Madrid, Granada), Mauritius, Italy (Palermo,  Bolzano), and Ho Chi Minh City.
ELCA Vietnam is proud to be one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Vietnam 2023!

Your role

  • As an Architecture Practice Head, you are responsible for the overall design and architecture of a large suite of software applications. 
  • You collect the non-functional requirements and produce designs that meet them in terms of security, availability, performance, scalability, maintainability, and resilience.
  • You work with architecture teams in Europe to develop strategies, standards, roadmaps, and architecture directions.
  • You manage functionally a team of software architects who are responsible for the design of one or several applications and who work with the developers of these applications. You animate the team of architects, explain the global strategy and architecture directions, and coach, help, control, and ensure that each architect gets the design decisions implemented in their application(s).
  • Beyond implementation, you work with IT operations and Service Management teams to ensure customer success during production.
  • During offer phases, you produce high-level designs and a product breakdown structure that meet the customer's requirements, and you contribute to estimating the size of the development.
  • Whenever necessary, you research new or emerging technologies and frameworks, give recommendations, build proofs of concept, and conduct training.

Why you’ll love working here

  • Professional European-based company
  • Professional European-based company
  • Attractive salary
  • Performance bonus of up to 4 months‘ salary
  • Opportunities for travel to Europe
  • Hybrid home/office working model
  • Flexible working time
  • Structured training & development roadmap
  • Good work-life balance
  • Premium healthcare insurance
  • Loyalty programs
  • Well-being activities
  • Annual company trips and team-building events

Your profile

1. Required        

  • Strong experience with common architecture patterns such as SOA, microservices, and DDD.
  • Familiar with mainstream design methodologies and able to produce documentation in ADD, UML, and BPMN.
  • Literate in multiple development, build, integration, deployment, cloud, and database technologies. Able to propose technical solutions that meet the business needs.
  • Ability to communicate and convince customers and fellow architects of the relevance of the architecture and designs
  • Experience in leading a team of 4 to 5 people 

2. Plus   

  • Experience and/or certifications in Amazon, Azure, and Oracle clouds
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies          


  • At least 10 years of experience in software engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Good command of the English language