System Architect (Data)
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

  • Work as Data Architect and be responsible for architecture design of enterprise data platform based on big data and Cloud technologies
  • Coordinating with stakeholders to manage data platform architecture, from selecting the platform, designing the technical architecture, to finally testing and implementing the proposed solutions
  • Perform key technical consultant role in the areas of advanced big data techniques, including data modelling, data access, data integration, data visualization, data mining, data discovery, statistical methods, database design and implementation


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Electronic Engineering or relevant disciplines
  • 3+ years’ experience in implementing data warehouse/data lake / big data solution. Candidates with fewer experience will be considered as Senior Engineer or Engineer
  • Hands-on experience to design enterprise data platforms and solutions incorporating Big Data, AI System and Cloud (AWS is a plus)
  • Experience in Big Data technologies and related open-source packages such as Kafka, Hadoop, Flink, Spark, Kappa, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of turning business use case and requirements to technical solutions
  • 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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