Principal Engineer, Software Development

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 with the technical team in design & development of web servers, mobile applications, blockchain, and metaverse applications.
  • Liaison with customers throughout project execution
  • R&D project planning and management.
  • R&D project proposal preparation and presentation


  • PhD holder, Master, Bachelor’s degree holder in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Information Engineering or relevant disciplines with minimum 6 year of related experience.
  • Candidate with less experience may also be considered.
  • Experience in complete cycle of product development including proposal presentation, project planning & management, quality assurance, and reporting.
  • Experience in design & development of Web servers, and public/private blockchain applications.
  • Experience in system security enhancement and performance optimization
  • Experience in Linux OS and popular programming languages
  • Experience in metaverse development is a plus
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Cantonese and, Putonghua
  • Live the 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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