Data Programmer (JD-0720-012)


Data Programmer


IT and Data Management


This post is based in Ho Chi Minh City, with some travel required.

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week, extra hours may be required.


Initially for 02 years, including a 02 month probation period, with possibility of extension.

Reporting to

Head of IT and Data Management

Vacancy reference



The Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) is a large-scale clinical and public health research unit based in Viet Nam. We are hosted by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases (HTD) in Ho Chi Minh City, and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi. We also have sister units in Kathmandu, Nepal and Jakarta, Indonesia.  As a Wellcome Trust Programme, we have received considerable support from the Wellcome Trust since our establishment in 1991.

Our ten-year vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia. This is being achieved via an integrated long-term research programme, contributions to training, the scientific literature, national and international meetings and membership of national and international committees. Priority is given to health issues important to the hospitals, and to Viet Nam as a whole. All work is intended not only to benefit the patients seen daily at our host hospitals, but also to help improve patient care throughout Viet Nam and the region.

Please see more information on OUCRU Website:

Job summary

The Data Programmer is a member of the Data Management team who are responsible for the gathering requirement, design, construction, integration, testing, verification and maintenance of required applications including clinical data management system, web-based and mobile applications.

The post will be responsible for developing, enhancing, and designing a world-class mobile application for our platform. The role will include implementing, and enhancing the Android mobile application, alongside a team of data managers, Data programmers and software architects. In addition, the post will be developing and validating eCRFs on the mobile applications and providing support for end-users who run the mobile application for electronic data capture.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Software Design

  • Responsible to establish all possible options for designing and deriving the best solutions based on sound analytical judgment, team input and the users’ best interest.
  • Research new technologies that push the boundaries and capabilities of design and provide insight on applying these to Accelerant’s product offerings.
  • Accountable for optimization-focused design to ensure that all code is written with high-availability and high-impact; Accountable for efficiency-focused design that serves to ensure that all code is highly reusable and modular.
  • Author technical design documentation that fully defines all application code and the underlying methodology for the design decisions made.

Software Development

  • Develop mobile software according to functional and technical design specifications and maintain a “common sense” approach that serves to recognize potential design gaps and provide insight into closing them.
  • Testing, fixing bugs, optimizing code and performance
  • Keep up with constantly changing technology and applying new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Coordinate with team members under the work assignment of  Project Manager
  • Assist in continual improvement of software configuration management process.

Maintenance and other roles

  • Assess, troubleshoot, document, upgrade and develop maintenance procedures; Review code for potential performance issues, reusability, and/or anomalies.
  • Detail unit testing of code.
  • Troubleshoot client problems both remotely and onsite.
  • Research and identify cause of reported defects and issues.
  • Develop patches and defect fixes.
  • Perform and assist with quality assurance activities as needed.
  • Participate in training and / or customer support activities as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Contracted salary: Negotiable (depending on actual experience and education).
  • Optional insurance: In-patient and out-patient medical coverage; Personal accident insurance coverage
  • Two months’ salary for annual bonus and clothes
  • Annual leave 18 days each year for the first year
  • Other responsibilities and benefits are based on Viet Nam Labour Law.

Selection criteria


  • Bachelors degree in computer science, or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience working with Android SDK, Android Studio (Editor, Layout builder, Debugging tools, …)
  • Have knowledge of OOP, Java/Kotlin programming language. Kotlin is a plus
  • Have knowledge of Android components (Activity, Fragment, Thread, Service, Broadcast Receiver, Content Providers), UI Building.
  • Experience with dealing with different screen sizes and different versions of Android devices.
  • Experience with programming communication between mobile and server via RESTful API.
  • Familiar with offline storage / databases such as SharedPreferences, SQLite. Room Database is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge about design patterns (MVC, MVVM, MVP)
  • Experience with SVN / Git version control system.
  • Having knowledge about RxJava, RxAndroid, UI/UX design principles and guidelines is an advantage.
  • Experience working with customers and partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast moving and growing environment
  • IELTS equivalent 5.0


  • Experience publishing a high quality Android application to the Google Play Store
  • Experience with communication and messaging applications
  • Experience with security software and solutions

How to apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed resume and cover letter in English, including copies of relevant degrees, certificates, either by email or by post to the following address:

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

Laboratory of Clinical Science

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

764 Vo Van Kiet, Ward 1, District 5, HCMC

Tel: 39237954 Email:

* We thank all candidates for their interest but only short-listed applicants will be notified for interview.

Contact person

Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phúc

Deadline for submission

8th Aug 2020