Director, Secured Systems Platforms

Job Description


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: Trust and AI Technologies; Communications Technologies; IoT Sensing and AI Technologies and Integrated Circuits and Systems. It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Re-Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 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. As of 2021/22, ASTRI has transferred almost 1,250 technologies to the industry and has been granted over 1,000 patents in the Mainland, the US, and other countries.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise software and hardware team in project planning and execution, and manpower planning.
  • Monitor and maintain healthy cashflow of the group.
  • Explore and lead the team to develop latest Trust and AI technologies, set R&D direction and roadmap in Fintech, Smart City and Metaverse applications.
  • Strengthen group core competence and cross-team collaborations.
  • Assist technology division leader in executing company policies and fostering company values in the group;
  • Collaboration with industries in technology dissemination and commercialization.
  • Collaboration with universities in technology research


  • PhD holder, Master’s degree holder in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Engineering or relevant disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management and staff management
  • At least 15 years of experience in software technology development
  • Strong knowledge and experience in elliptic curve cryptography, cryptocurrency, and blockchain application development
  • Strong knowledge and experience in product development with software/hardware integration
  • Knowledge and experience in embedded system development, CPU architecture, hardware design and real time OS is a plus
  • Experience in customer liaison in product concept exploration, product feature planning, product development, and service supporting
  • Experience in university research collaboration is a plus
  • Experience in Fintech, Smart City and Metaverse applications is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill, good presentation skill
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to contribute, innovate, and excel in their work.


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.

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