Deputy Director / Senior Manager / Chief /Principal Engineer, AI/Machine Learning /Deep Learning

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 four Technology Divisions: Communications Technologies, Trust and AI Technologies, Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IoT Sensing and AI Technologies.

It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing and Re-Industrialization, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits, and Metaverse.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Lead of AI research and System development team, covers the technical sectors such as, 2D&3D computer vision, Sensor Fusion, NLP/speech recognition, AI Accelerator, VR/AR, AIGC, etc.
  • To development strategic plans for innovative technology and business development in the areas of Smart City, Smart Mobility and PropTech etc.
  • To build a core competent team with well mix of R&D and Engineering personnel for the implementation of applied R&D and turnkey projects
  • Work with government departments and industry partners to develop and review project proposals
  • Closely monitor Unit’s daily operation and progress of projects based on the scope, budget, manpower and work schedule
  • Manage contracts with clients and suppliers, ensure processes and regulations compliance


  • Be Innovative and dare to try.
  • Master or Doctor’s degree in Computer Science, EE, Automation, Mathematics, or relevant engineering disciplines
  • Strong technical leadership in AI direction, such as, Machine Learning/Deep Learning Algorithms architecture & development.
  • 8+ years of industry experience in at least one of the following sectors, such as, computer vision, speech recognition, NLP or big data modelling. Experience with Machine/Deep Learning frameworks like Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, etc.
  • R&D Team development and management experience, lead at least a team of ten members.
  • Experience to implement customer solution by integrating both innovative and mature technologies. Solid productization experience is a good plus.
  • Familiar with HK Government project processes, and hands-on experience to write government project proposal
  • Solid experience to lead multiple projects
  • Good command of both written/spoken English and/or Chinese
  • Live ASTRI values


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 under a five-day week schedule.

Interested candidates should send application (quoting Ref. No.) with detailed resume and, current and expected salary to the HR Department by email (preferable) or post no later than :

Email: [email protected]
Post: 5/F, Photonics Centre, 2 Science Park East Avenue,
Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment purposes only.