Local Services for Foreigners in Vietnam

App-Tester and Documentation Manager

My name is Norbert Hirneisen and my company science + communication is based in Bonn, Germany. We are developing IT solutions for picture management, biodiversity databases and citizen science projects.

We have been working with Vietnamese developers since 2016 and we are now looking for a colleague doing software testing and documentation.

Skills (required)

  • good knowledge of basic web technologies
  • experience with automation test strategies
  • ability to design structured test plans for web apps and mobile apps
  • good knowledge in software documentation tools
  • mastering Microsoft Word and Excel
  • good English skills to read and write documentation, tasks and comments
  • high motivation to work with agile development methods
  • disciplined and methodic working
  • good self-organizing skills
  • mastering git code sharing tools
  • high motivation to document code and functions
  • good logical and structural thinking

Skills (nice to have)

  • basic knowledge of German language
  • interest in UI design tasks

Working style:

You are working remote in a small team of up to 5 developers. It is recommended to bring in own ideas for optimization of workflow and tasks. Team spirit is important and good communication between the team members required. The job is fulltime, but with the option to self-organize the working hours within some limits.

Communication is done via Telegram messenger, video conference tools, gitlab repository and a cloud-based documentation sharing tool.

Type of projects

We are realizing web applications running on our own server farm for clients in the area of image management, biodiversity research, nature protection and citizen science.

For our projects and clients we also provide mobile apps based on react native.

We also support a non-profit project running in Viet Nam.

Technologies used

In the backend we are working with Oracle, PostgreSQL, mongoDB, Java with Struts and Spring framework, python and go.

The frontend is based on Java server pages, plain html, css and vanilla javascript.

We are favoring distributed services and microservices running in containers and virtual machines.

Our apps are running with Android and IOS  and are developed by using react native.

Working philosophy

We have long-term client relationships and our focus is on high quality and reliable code which will still work in 10 years. Some projects we are maintaining now for more than 20 years.

Also very important is a throughout and detailed documentation of the code and architecture.

In a nutshell: we are not sprinters but marathon runners.


We offer a solid payment based on efficiency, reliability and working hours with regularly raises. The starting salary depends on the skill level and is negotiable.

We are expecting that the candidate already has a functional working environment at home. After probation time we will also contribute to the costs of internet access and hardware.

Payment is done by bank transfer in VND.

Probation time is 2 months.

Type of Candidates

This position is also open for people fresh from university. In this case we expect even more motivation to learn and hard working to get the experience on the job fast.

We are open for candidates of all gender and we want to motivate women to apply for this position.

Most important for us is motivation, dedication and the ability to stay long term with us and our clients.

This is a full-time position. But we are also open for a part-time contract if the candidate has an extraordinary skill set and motivation to offer.

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