Tiếng Việt

Lab Engineer for Computer Science


The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a young autonomous, research oriented, Vietnamese state university substantially financed by Germany and Vietnam. The campus of this new model university is in Binh Duong New City and by 2016 it will move to a new campus, financed by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and a World Bank loan, in Binh Duong Province.  We are striving for excellence in the fields of research and development, teaching and lifelong learning, university governance, and are heading to become a world-class institution in the South- East Asian market within the next two decades. Furthermore, VGU is designated to provide capacity building measures for the entire higher education sector in Vietnam.

To support the young and growing university administration we are looking to fill the following full-time position with a qualified and experienced candidate as soon as possible to work at the various locations of VGU in Vietnam.

Lab Engineer for Computer Science

Tasks include installation, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, and support for servers, clients and networks in Computer Science Program:

o Perform administration and installation including:

  • Administrate clients, servers and network according to teaching necessities
  • Administrate infrastructure servers and network infrastructure
  • Documentation of network, clients and servers

o Support practical exercises in Computer Science Program:

  • Create and set up lab exercises for students in subjects such as, but not limited to, e.g., Programming, Computer Networks, Network Security, Operating Systems, Databases, IT Security
  • Design and set up demonstration scenarios involving multiple machines
  • Student supervision and support

o Provision of IT lab infrastructure:

  • Install, configure, and maintain infrastructure services, e.g., LDAP, DNS, DHCP, Backup, NFS, Samba, etc.
  • Installation and management of network infrastructure (switches, routers)
  • Installation and management of basic client images (Windows and Linux)

o Support end-users if necessary

o Report to coordinator Computer Science Program


• Master degree in related fields.
• Fluent English writing & verbal skills.
• Flexible in the work, friendly but correct in the cooperation with students and staff.
• Ability to work independently and teamwork as well.
• Good German communication skills are a plus.

o Must have:

  • Experience in Linux system administration
  • Experience in virtualization technologies such as, e.g., Xen, VMWare
  • Experience with open source software
  • Routing and switching knowledge
  • Good English speaking and writing

o Nice to have:

  • Windows system administration skills
  • Teaching experience.

o Other requirements:

  • Be service-minded and honest
  • Able to work overtime when required
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to communicate/ present technical matters clearly

What we offer

The successful applicant will work on a full-time position, initially fixed for 1 year with the option to be a permanent employee if successful in that role. This post may require the employee to occasionally travel to other locations in Vietnam.

The qualification orientated, attractive salary is above sector-average.

The successful candidate will work in Computer Science and directly report to the Coordinator for this Program. As the business area develops, further personnel will join the team. VGU is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the principle of fairness on all issues including gender, family or special needs. Additionally VGU supports lifelong learning of its employees by means of personnel development and training.

A daily shuttle bus will be offered for VGU staff between HCMC and Binh Duong campus.

Recruitment procedure

Please submit a PDF- or Word DOC-file attachment (max. size: 5 MB) with the following documents as part of your application by e-mail to job@vgu.edu.vn:

  1. Cover letter expressing your interest and ability to fill the position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae with photo.
  3. Scans of certificates of attained university degrees, additional training and qualifications.
  4. Contact details of references or references illustrating your professional career.

Please include the reference number of this position when applying: 2015-AA-HP-24.