How to Effectively Build an Offshore Tech Team in Vietnam in 2020?

Outsourcing software development to Vietnam

In recent years, along with giant powerhouse in outsourcing such as India and China, Vietnam has emerged as a promising destination for software development outsourcing – thanks to its large offshore tech talents pool and young, dynamic workforce.


Let’s take a deeper look into the outsourcing market in Vietnam – a Southeast Asia nation that ranked in the top 5 countries of A.T. Kearney's 2019 Global Services Location Index (GSLI) which identify the destinations that can best provide information technology (IT), and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

In particular, Vietnam is increasingly becoming attractive to western companies, and tech startups founders, to build and grow their offshore tech team here.

Software Developers in Vietnam: Personalities and Skills

Vietnam software engineers are known to be professional, trustworthy, and highly skilled at the various technologies and modern programming languages that are required of complex project of large scale;

In terms of technology, popular programming languages are Java, Javascript, Python, .NET, Golang, etc. Additionally, the tech talents in Vietnam are very proactive in keeping themselves up to date with new software development best practices, as well as taking on projects with emerging technologies such as Blockchain, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) /Machine Learning (ML).

Many tech conferences are frequently held in big cities in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh, and Ha Noi. 

Software engineers in Vietnam follow deadlines and coding standards, they are also capable of solving complex problems that require extensive knowledge and experience in using advanced tools and technologies.

Why Build an Offshore Tech Team in Vietnam?

Vietnam is among the global most attractive locations to hire tech talents due to the following reasons:

Vietnam has a consistent GDP growth rate which provides western companies and start-ups a stable business environment. This means working with software developers in Vietnam easy, convenient and reliable. In 2019, Vietnam’s GDP grows by 7.02 percent, cementing the country as a promising destination for software development outsourcing. 

Furthermore, in major cities such as Ho Chi Minh, favorable tax incentives and conditions are also being offered to technology companies, making investing in building a tech team in Vietnam more attractive than ever.

Looking to build offshore Tech Team in Vietnam: Hiring Options

Once you have made a clear decision to build a tech team to kick-start your software projects in Vietnam. The next step is to start hiring offshore software developers in Vietnam who are qualified and the best fit for your project. There are a few options when it comes to hiring tech talents:

Hire Freelancers

Currently, there are many freelance developers in Vietnam who could be qualified to take on your projects. Freelancing platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer offers access to thousands of available developers profiles, helping you to build a sufficient tech team from scratch. However, the drawback of this method is that it takes up a lot of your time, and suitable only for short-term work. 

Consulting the IT Recruitment Agencies in Vietnam

Today, recruitment agencies in Vietnam transform their business to focusing only on helping business organizations to hire Tech workers. Working with such IT recruitment agencies can help you quickly hire and build a team of tech talents in Vietnam. The steps to carry out is as follow:

  • Contact local IT recruitment agencies to discuss your hiring needs, specifically include requirements on desired technologies (e.g. Java, .NET, Python, etc.) and other the skill-sets of potential candidates.
  • Agree on the time-frame and pricing as well as guarantee of commitment.
  • Wait for recruiters to send over candidates’ resumes and arrange interviews.
  • Conduct interviews to select qualified developers whose skills are the best fit for your project

Even though working with recruiters can save you time on searching for each candidate individually, you still have to wait for a while - until all required project members are hired and contracts are signed, as well as other paperwork matters completed, in order to get your project started.

Collaborating with Software Companies in Vietnam

This method is not only the traditional way of building a tech team in Vietnam, but also one of the safest options to do so. Partnering with a Vietnam software company can provide you with quick access to a large pool of IT talents who are well-versed in a wide range of technologies needed for your project. 

The advantage of collaborating with software vendors in Vietnam include effective development costs where you only have to pay for the contract and not having to cover other expenses such as office space rent, furniture, hardware and equipment, salary and benefits, etc. Furthermore, your intellectual property is well-protected through NDA and legally bound contract. 

The process of building a tech team by partnering with Software Companies in Vietnam is simplified as follow:

  • First of all, you should perform research and short-list the potential software vendors to partner with. The selection criteria should be based on technologies, project timelines, and deadline for release.
  • Make contact and conduct visits, as well as interviewing candidates face-to-face to find out their experience, skills, and English ability.
  • Finally, hire the candidates you find suitable and start working on your projects.

Another advantage of this option is you’ll be able to hire IT talents who are already experienced working on projects similar to yours. Especially, you can scale up and down the team capacity according to your particular business circumstances.

Finally, the time taken to build a tech team can be drastically reduced through partnerships with software vendors in Vietnam.

This is an effective way for start-ups - who usually need to speed-up their product time to market - in order to start fast and scale efficiently.

Why choose to partner with TP&P Technology to Build an Offshore Development Team?

TP&P Technology employs the brightest candidates who are experienced in providing high-quality software development services. We employ over 100 software engineers working at our development center, so you can interview and choose the talents that suit you best. With TP&P Technology, you pay only for the development services while all other expenses are taken care of, from our side. 

We evaluate the candidates that would like to join TP&P Technology according to the following criteria:

  • Proven experience in the IT industry
  • Domain Knowledge
  • Technology stacks
  • English, personality and other soft-skills

Dedicated and Scalable Teams

As mentioned before, at TP&P Technology, we have in place a strict vetting process to ensure that our candidates are qualified to work on the development project. 

With our engagement model of dedicated team, all developers you hired will commit all of their time to work on your projects. In particular, we will have more of the upper-middle and senior developers who are experienced to devote to your projects - which improves the coding quality and standards and increases the likelihood of your project success.

You can also scale the dedicated tech team up or down according to your business needs which ensure the projects to continue and succeed while staying within budget.

If you’re looking to build your tech team in Vietnam, get in touch today!