System Architect (Application)
Lead 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 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

  • Perform Software Architecture design, AI System development, testing strategy & DevOps consultation with micro-services/container/k8s/serverless infrastructure
  • Support Solution Architect to implement customer enterprise solution
  • Lead research of advanced technology, software development tools and practices


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or relevant disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of related experience. Candidates with fewer experience will be considered as Senior Engineer or Engineer
  • Software architecture design experience under micro-services/container/k8s/serverless environment
  • Hands-on coding experience in coding languages e.g., Java or C++, or Python or Node.js
  • Proficient in Design Model Methodology
  • Working knowledge on Cloud Computing technologies, experience in designing and building solutions on a cloud platform such as AWS Cloud is preferred
  • Familiarity with Linux and/or Windows architecture and tools
  • Understanding of key DevOps concepts and tools (automation, CICD, configuration management, serverless architecture)
  • Understanding with key web, networking, storage, security protocols (HTTP(S), TCP/IP, DNS, SSL/TLS, AD/LDAP, NFS, SAN, NAS, etc.)
  • Systematic thinking capability is required
  • Good command of both written/spoken English and/or Chinese
  • 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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