5G/6G Protocol and Application Software Design
Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer / Engineer

Job Description


The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.

Over the years, ASTRI has nurtured a pool of research, I&T talents and received numerous international awards for its pioneering innovations as well as outstanding business and community contributions. To date, ASTRI has transferred over 800 technologies to the industries and been granted more than 900 patents in the Mainland, the US, and other countries.

To support our constant endeavour to position Hong Kong as a world-class smart city and an international hub of innovation and technology, we are seeking qualified professionals to fill the following position(s):

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform R&D in 5G/6G radio access network software and intelligent application software, with objectives to commercialize and demonstrate market leading performance
  • Design and develop 5G/6G mobile intelligent systems including
    • MAC/RRM/SON algorithms
    • System level simulation and theoretical analysis, and
    • Standard compliance verification
  • Develop control and data planes of protocol stack for 5G/6G base stations
  • Perform end-to-end system integration, interoperability testing, verifications, performance testing and tuning on 5G/6G base stations
  • Work with hardware, software and system engineers and support customers for commercialization
  • Manage of R&D project planning and development lifecycle including R&D milestones, technical reports and interactions with stakeholders


  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree holder in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications with a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of computer networks and protocols; programming knowledge in C/C++, Python or Shell script; and experiences in development on Linux preferred
  • Knowledge of 4G/5G standards, system architecture (SA) and procedures, and/or experience on 4G/5G end-to-end testing or field trial preferred
  • Knowledge on signal processing, image processing, information theory, numerical analysis, and/or stochastic process
  • R&D project management experience is preferred
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required, Cantonese and/or Putonghua a plus
  • Overseas candidates are welcomed to apply. For the right candidate, the company can sponsor an Employment Visa in Hong Kong
  • Lives ASTRI values


The appointment will be on renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and performance-linked variable pay. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, insurance coverage and contribution to MPF. The incumbent will normally work a five-day week.

Interested candidates, please send an application (quoting Ref. No.) with a detailed resume, current and expected salary to Talent Acquisition via email to [email protected]. The resume should not include any sensitive personal information such as HKID or passport number, photo, etc.

Position offer is subject to the applicant’s experience and academic qualification. The application will be open until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position.

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