Development opportunities at NashTech – insightful remarks from our line manager of the year

Annually, NashTech facilitates an employee highlight series to honor and appreciate those with exemplary performance. We are constantly astonished by our employees’ efforts to go to the extra mile and excel in their field of work, as such, this program is curated to acknowledge and shed light on their journey to excellence at work.

In this article, we are thrilled to feature Cuong Ly – who has attained the “line manager of year” award. Aside from sharing with us his own story, Cuong will also give us his thoughts on NashTech’s faith and unfaltering commitment in ensuring our employees’ development.

What does it take to be a line manager of three different competencies?

As the only line manager at NashTech who is currently in charge of three distinct domains, Cuong is often required to juggle workloads across different competencies; frontend, mobile and UI/UX.  Cuong’s main responsibilities are to support, provide guidance and search for ways that best engage those within his direct line of management.

Managing three different competencies also means Cuong has to support and engage three different groups of people with different approaches to execution and operation. He seeks to ensure that people in these teams can navigate any situation or requirement with ease to smooth the way for project execution.

His scope of work also involves other duties such as ascertaining the numbers of qualified candidates for projects demand, developing talents eligibility to serve the future needs as well as assisting with talent acquisition process.

The responsibilities are definitely substantial and the heavy workloads sometimes stress him out, however, through Cuong’s sharing, we get to uncover how rewarding it is to help NashTech shape and manage a robust system of talents. The inconvertible challenges in his job are what keep him intrigued, Cuong added.

When we tried to dig a little deeper into his experience at NashTech, Cuong fascinatingly shared with us that he also holds a special role whenever holiday season rolls around, which is to dress as Santa Claus and hand out gifts to everyone in his office. This special role landed on his lap by chance but at the end of the day, Cuong opened up that the most unexpected opportunity could bring about greatest amount of joy.

Cuong Ly’s thoughts on NashTech’s talent development vision

NashTech’s talent development programs, and the vision we embrace as an employer brand, are highly sought-after topics for aspiring Nashers. As someone who is directly involved in, and contribute to, the talent acquisition and training process, Cuong Ly has shared with us some of his thoughts on what we have in store for young minds out there who wish to upskill and join NashTech.

Candidates asking their interviewer about the working condition, career development opportunities, environment and benefits that the company offers has long been a common practice in a job interview. As someone who has been in the position of an interviewer at NashTech, Cuong recounted with us the wide array of concerns and questions from interviewees that have been raised to him during the interviews, where most of the concerns revolve around room for growth and development.

At NashTech, we are fully aware of the fact each of our current, and future, employees holds different visions in terms of career development and we want to ensure that they can have the ideal environment, opportunities and sufficient support to thrive, Cuong added. Especially, in the world of technology, with rapid shifts and modifications happen every day, the need to curate room for growth and development is even more important.

According to Cuong, NashTech’s diverse range of projects will enable young talents to participate in large-scale projects with international clients to gain empirical and hands-on experience. Plus, with a department dedicated to training and upskilling employees, all tech employees will be kept up-to-date and well-equipped with emerging technologies.

Lastly, Cuong is confident that with 20 years of capabilities and skills, NashTech has proven itself as the ideal destination for tech talents, where they can strive for excellence with the help of experts in the field and a professional environment.

Been inspired by Cuong’s sharing? Read more articles in our employee highlight series here.

NashTech announces ‘The Rookies’, a new in-depth training program

In January 2021, NashTech is delighted to announce the launch of its new training program for freshers, titled “The Rookies”.

The Rookies is an intensive training program in which attendees will acquire in-depth knowledge from technology experts and hands-on experience from global projects following world-class standards. This program is well suited for final year university students and fresh graduates majoring in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems or technology-related fields.

Joining the three-month training program, candidates are offered appealing benefits that include:

  • In-depth knowledge: intensive technical skills training from experts which is free of charge and requires no bonding
  • Soft skills and English training: well-established training courses on practical topics to help candidates enhance their soft skills and language skills
  • Empirical experience: hands-on experience working in global projects
  • Certificate of completion: candidates will receive a certificate for completing the program
  • Career opportunity: participants will have the opportunity to join our team of next-gen software engineers at NashTech
  • Working environment: professional, open, creative and we encourage employee development
  • Allowance and benefits: lunch and parking allowances are provided during the training period. Attractive compensation for selected candidate when employed by NashTech

The first batch of the program commenced at the beginning of January and will close for registration on 26th February 2021. By signing up to the program, candidates who are diligent, passionate about technology and have a strong sense of responsibility will go through a simple selection process. This comprises of three steps:

TheRookies-selectionprocesschartTo spread the word and bring this exciting program to a broader audience, NashTech has conducted a wide range of activities including talk shows at universities, which was kicked off on 6th January with the first talk show at Huflit University.

To find out more about The Rookies, visit:

Register before 26/02/2021 to join the program at:

Key dates:

  • 6th January: Talk show at Huflit University
  • 22nd January: Talk show at Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • 27th January: Career talk session at NashTech Ho Chi Minh office
  • 28th January: Career talk session at NashTech Ho Chi Minh office
  • 23rd February: Talk show at Van Lang University
  • 26th February: Talk show at University of Technology and Education
  • 3rd March: Career talk session at NashTech Ho Chi Minh office

DEV Show – NashTech’s bespoke development program for software developers.

As one of the key employer brands with respect to technology in Vietnam, NashTech is well aware of the competitive nature of the contemporary digital workforce. Tech talent segments are still highly desired and critical in many different sectors.

To attract, manage and retain top talents in the field, we always seek innovative and new approaches when it comes to effectively managing and developing our tech talents. In today’s article, NashTech proudly introduces you to DEV Show – one of our most highly anticipated and robust talent development series dedicated to our developers.

DEV Show – NashTech’s developers hub

DEV Show is our bi-weekly special show for developers, a platform where they can share lessons or knowledge learned from empirical projects and get latest updates on emerging technologies. The show covers a wide range of topics which we will dive into the three most recent episodes:

  1. Modular web applications in ASP.NET core

A session on how applying modular architecture effectively can bring about huge benefits. Plus, this talk show also show attendees how experts applied this architecture in SimplCommerce, a top 3 open source commerce built on .NET Core.

  1. Java Script – Common pitfalls and best practices

This episode of the series illustrated how writing code in Javascript can easily contain many hidden mistakes that developers tend to overlook. By pointing out common pitfalls, our experts have been able to guide attendees to opt for best practices when working with this framework, especially in big projects.

  1. AZ-204 Experience – It isn’t a walk in the park

AZ-204 is a certification exam which tests knowledge of Azure – a public cloud computing platform. The speaker in this session had shared some valuable tips and advices on how to ace this exam.


Micro-service is becoming a very promising architecture that can help us adapt complex system context. In this talk, the speaker shared about the experiences he had deploying the micro-service system in AWS using ECS and relevant services.

  1. SHOPIFY 101

An overarching session on how to create e-commerce websites backed by Shopify – the trusted and easy to use e-commerce platform.

NashTech’s talent management vision

As we constantly adopt advanced technology in our services to fulfill the mission of delivering technology excellence to our clients, the demand to upskill our digital workforce is frequently high. Thanks to the quick digital adaptation we have here at NashTech, our talents will often earn chances to get post-training reinforcement soon after their training which enable them to have hands-on experience in that field.

Our training does not only align with company’s objectives, but we also cater the training content to meet the needs of our tech talents. We aspire to create highly interactive and well-versed sessions to keep our talents engaged and inspired.

Curious about our previous talent development initiatives? Explore here             

Discovering the story of our amicable and passionate Automation Tester of the year

A reliable and well-performed workforce is a powerful driver for the development of any organisation. Employee experience incontrovertibly reflects in the performance and engagement level of the workforce which proven to be critical to the organisation’s sustainability and growth.

Acknowledging that, NashTech has created multiple platforms where our employees can raise their voice as well as share their experience of being a Nasher. One of which is our inspiring employee highlight series featuring exemplary individuals who have attained the employee of the year award.

In today’s article we would like to share the story of Phuc Dang – who has excelled in his field to earn the title of “automation tester of the year 2019”.

What it’s like to work as an automation tester at NashTech?

As an automation tester in one of our major projects at NashTech, with more than one hundred headcounts which serves the demand of a Germany financial group, Phuc is given a chance to explore and gain hands-on experience on the latest technologies. Additionally, Phuc also values all new working methods and approaches that he has been exposed to while working at this project, for instance, Mob Programming – a software development approach that facilitates group collaboration as well as tackles common pitfalls regarding teamwork.

Another perk of joining a large-scale project at NashTech is the opportunity to work closely with ardent and adept senior colleagues in the field which has significantly benefited him in terms of technical competence, Phuc added. Joining NashTech right after university through the Direct Entry program, Phuc was new and unfamiliar to how a multinational corporation operates. Thanks to his senior colleagues’ guidance, he has been able to acclimate to the professional environment that NashTech offers.

What NashTech means to Phuc Dang?

After two years at NashTech, Phuc Dang has developed a passion for technology as well as curated strong ties with his fellow colleagues which makes him feel like being a part of a family. Phuc also shared that he feels a sense of belonging here at NashTech since everyone seeks to put efforts into building a healthy and supportive community.

Phuc’s team regularly solicited team building activities such as setting aside a certain time slot each week – calling it Happy Hour – to gather around and eat together, this significantly helps with taking the edge off a hectic week. Company annual events such as Christmas celebration or Year End party are highlights in Phuc’s journey here at NashTech, according to him, these are the times where Nashers can join hands and bond over all the joyous and delightful activities.

When Phuc was asked to share something with our newly joined members as well as future Nashers, Phuc recalled being a fresh graduate from university two years ago with NashTech as the coveted company for many young talents. Through dedication and unwavering determination, Phuc has attained his dream position, he even received a performance award for it as “automation tester of the year”.

Phuc’s advice for all the aspiring Nashers out there: “Join NashTech and experience it for yourself, I believe it will be a pleasant journey filled with excitement”

Discover more stories from our employee of the year series here


Flexibility and Adaptability: factors that define your productivity at work

Possessing a flexible mindset is highly sought-after in this ever-changing era, especially within the office setting. This skillset is widely perceived as the ability to be mentally and professionally prepared for unprecedented shifts in technology, conducts or culture while carrying out your daily tasks.

Flexible employees are great assets to an organisation owing to the fact that being versatile would enable them to tackle a broad range of issues, plus they are more than often the type who would lay the cornerstone for new ideas and constructive changes to be implemented.

The importance of workplace flexibility in a time of crisis and rapid digitisation

Not only we are living in a technology-driven world, but also a world where crisis could show up at our doorstep, uninvited, anytime. 2020 epitomises this, with enterprises going through rapid shifts in their managing and operating methods due to the market demands but more importantly, to adapt to the disruption caused by a global pandemic.

Research recently conducted by McKinsey Survey Global of executives yielded the result that there has been a spike in digitisation being adopted by their companies to accommodate heightening demands in the shortest duration possible. As a pioneering technology company, NashTech understands that to stay ahead of the pack requires constant innovation, especially, technology-wise.

Inevitably, these companies’ workforce is the first one to be exposed to such sweeping shifts. This is where workplace flexibility comes in handy, an employee who can modify his/her approach to suit technological advancement as well as unusual demands during crisis to deliver the best possible outcomes will indeed become the company’s ace.

How you can become an adaptable player

From an adaptable person’s perspective, being open to new ideas and change means making room for creativity and innovation. Here are four traits that are often found in a flexible team player;

  1. Identify your core values and stick to them

Having a clear sense of what your core values are is similar to having a GPS that does not glitch, it will keep you moving forward. With clear core values, people will be able to retain their composure in the face of change or crisis to come up with the most effective solution.

  1. Take others’ views into account

Adaptable team members do not blot out others’ voices since they acknowledge the importance of having a rich pool of perspectives. Imagine how dull a meeting will be if everyone is forced to hold the same view on a particular problem. Discussion between different viewpoints is the foundation of any progress and improvement.

  1. Explore diverse skillsets

An adaptable employee will often seek to enhance their aptitude so that they can be eligible for a wider range of projects or assist others’ work. By exploring different skillsets, they open themselves to more opportunities than those who are reluctant to learn and adapt.

  1. Allocate time for unscheduled tasks

It’s a great thing to start making plans and follow through with it, however, an ideal plan is the one with contingency allowance in it to cover any unexpected tasks popping up. This will prevent you from messing up the time that you have assigned for regular tasks, while also being ready for any disruption.

As an expert in delivering technology services, NashTech is fully aware of the changing nature of this industry and seeks to create a flexible and highly interactive work environment for our employees. We want to ensure that our employees stay up-to-date with the latest technology as well as be well-equipped with various essential skillsets through frequent training and upskilling sessions. This reflects in the flexible workplace that we currently own and take pride in.

Read more about our employees’ experience here

Embrace and respect the challenges – explore the stories of our daring Test Leads of the year

Every step we take here at NashTech is driven by a “people first” approach. When it comes to our employees, we create the conditions in which Nashers can be content and passionate about their jobs, as well as motivated to commit fully to the organisation.

NashTech takes joy in organising the annual “employee of the year” award to celebrate the contribution of our talents. This week we will be featuring Ms. Ngoc Tran and Mr. Cuong Nguyen – two stellar individuals who have earned themselves the title “test lead of the year”.

Ms. Ngoc Tran and her 6 years of dedication

Taking on the role of a test lead at NashTech could be both hectic and fulfilling. As the test lead of SMI – a ten-year-old project at NashTech, a day at work of Ngoc Tran consists of supporting clients and project managers, monitoring the quality control team as well as testing to update business knowledge throughout the day. Through her sharing, we discovered that this position demands a high level of flexibility since, sometimes, she needs to play the role of a business analyst to clarify requirements and give some suggestion to the team based on project knowledge that she gained over the years, then proceed with making a complete and detailed requirement with team and send back to the client.

Despite the heavy volume of work, Ngoc finds her career and journey at NashTech especially rewarding. Moving to Saigon seven years ago, Ngoc chose NashTech as the place where she would embark on her new career path. Through a culture of caring, active listening and respect towards its employees, NashTech has made Ngoc, the youngest member in the project at the time, feel valued and supported. Ngoc also shared with us that her seniors were constantly there to motivate and support her and they play a major role in shaping who she is today.
To Ngoc, the “test lead of the year” award demonstrates NashTech’s strong sense of employee recognition and how employee experience is always taken into account making her feel recognised and valued. This award is definitely a springboard which allows Ngoc to keep moving forward and earning more testing skills in different domains.

Inspiring sharing from Mr. Cuong Nguyen

We are delighted to get a chance to listen to Cuong Nguyen’s sharing – the joint winner of “test lead of the year” award alongside with Ngoc Tran. We got a fascinating answer out of Cuong by asking him about this current scope of work as a test lead. He describes himself as the problem-solver of a project, if something went wrong or malfunctioned within a project, he will be in charge of coping with it. Cuong also humorously added that if issues do not emerge, his team will make up their own problems to deal with.

One thing at NashTech which Cuong relishes the most is the fact that a pecking order is seemingly a non-existent phenomenon and the only notion that stands between employees are “colleagues”. This culture significantly improves employee morale and engagement as well as tackles any misunderstanding by eliminating the fear of communicating with seniors. Cuong also recalled the 2019 company trip as his fondest memories at NashTech since it was the perfect occasion for everyone to unwind after a whole year of hard work. A great chance for everyone to gather around, enjoy a few drinks and immerse themselves in music, a truly enjoyable time.

The title of this article was inspired by Cuong’s motto and also his counsel to young and talented individuals out there who aspire to become a part of our NashTech family.

“Embrace and respect the challenges”.

Challenges and hurdles are an inherent part of any journey, Cuong advises future Nashers to be gritty and prepared as well as enjoy their career as it unfolds.

Feel inspired by our test leads of the year’s sharing? Visit this link to explore the immersive experience of different positions at NashTech.