Technical Lead (Ruby/PHP/Elixir)

Job description

We are a team of passionate software engineers, product managers, and designers that enjoy building outstanding web and mobile applications.

Millions of people use our apps. We work for companies of all sizes; from 1-person startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. We take a collaborative and product development approach, creating custom software that people will love to use and solving our clients' problems so that they can focus on what they do best - better.

If you want to grow together, work on challenging products and enjoy using the best tools and practices, Nimble is the right place for you! We keep our recruitment process practical and straightforward.

To learn more about how we work, check our handbook named Compass, Github organization, and Medium account.

Want to see what we have built? Check our Dribbble and Behance accounts.
Want to keep in touch with us? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Working location

  • We have 2 offices in Vietnam, you can choose whether you would like to work in Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang

What You Will Do

  • Oversee and ensure the delivery of our projects:
    • It's a hands-on role so we expect you do code reviews with your squad members.
    • While full-time development is not part of the role, we expect and encourage you to take part in the development activities of your choosing to keep your skills in great shape.
    • Collaborate closely with the Product Manager and Team Leads to make sure our projects are delivered efficiently following our best practices.
    • Work closely with our Product Managers to guide our clients in their product development journey.
  • Nurture and assess developers assigned to you:
    • Instigate curiosity and continuous learning in the area you are an expert in.
    • Perform regular one-on-ones and performance reviews with your direct reports.
  • Participate in our recruitment process:
    • Be part of the screening and assessment of candidates.
    • Collaborate closely with our Talent Team to improve our recruitment processes.
  • Provide insights to and collaborate closely with the CTO to:
    • Improve the engineering skills of the team.
    • Coordinate activities between all engineering areas.

What challenges you will have

  • Given our growth, this is the first time we are hiring for such role. So you will be given autonomy and real possibilities to support our company to grow.
  • Maintain your technical expertise by being involved in development activities. The Technical Lead role remains a 100% software engineering role with some management responsibilities. The role comes with reduced development activities but it's still an active "coding" role.
  • Our team is composed of Thai and foreign nationals (> 8 nationalities). So you will have the opportunity to manage developers coming from various backgrounds, cultures, and countries.
  • There is a lot of room for you to learn and grow in this role. We are open to new initiatives and processes to improve the way we operate.

Why You'll Love Working Here

  • You will be proud of any product that has our name on it.
  • We are an engineering-focused company. Both co-founders are software engineers and led the tech teams at the most prominent e-commerce powerhouses in South East Asia.
  • We really pay attention and care about processes, high quality, and aesthetics.
  • Strong processes. We not only believe but also really work following agile principles. Developers work on well-sized and well-defined user stories, do estimates using points and work iteratively in short sprints (1-2 weeks).
  • Regular one-on-one reviews to constantly improve and grow. We have a clearly defined process for our developers to level up continuously not only their technical skills but also soft skills.
  • The vast amount of learning resources (Pluralsight, Pragpub, Leanpub, (e-)books, etc.) and yearly education allowance to step up your game.
  • Private medical insurance (Liberty) from day one, company care fund, and social welfare coverage.
  • Great equipment consisting of a MacBook Pro, large screens, and any accessory to let you work comfortably. Our equipment is renewed every 3 years.
  • Casual work attire for everyone.
  • Comfortable and modern office space environment in the heart of HCMC or Da Nang
    • Company-wide Work-From-Home policy
    • Work From Home allowance to set up your home office the right way!
  • Our office kitchen is fully stocked with drinks and snacks for the team.
  • 26 days of paid leaves/year (11 public holidays + 15 personal days).
  • Sabbatical month every 3 years.
  • Company outing every year.
  • Many more perks!


  • 5 years+ of professional web development experience. Experience in Ruby, Elixir, JavaScript (NodeJS) or Go is preferred. If you have advanced experience in PHP or Python and want to step up your game learning another language or two, this is the right place for you.
  • Prior experience as Engineering Lead/Engineering Manager/Tech Lead for teams of 5 or more is required.
  • Prior experience in hiring software developers is required.
  • Current active software development experience. We are looking for engineering managers who are still involved in development actively and want to continue doing so.
  • Enjoy working on challenging solutions and systems.
  • Believe that building great applications is not only about delivering code that “works”, but involves thinking about reusability, maintainability, security, and performance.
  • A "Can do attitude" and a product mindset.
  • Confidence in communicating in English.
  • This position is open for both Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.