Wireless Systems Design (5G Baseband Algorithm)
Senior Engineer / 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 five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.

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.

To support our constant endeavour to position Hong Kong as a world-class smart city and an international hub of innovation and technology, we are seeking qualified professionals to fill the following position(s):

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate and contribute to physical layer (PHY) algorithm design and system verifications in ASTRI’s 5G/6G R&D projects. Engage activities include the followings:
    • Physical layer (PHY) algorithm design and performance simulations
    • Standard compliance verification systems design and development
    • Systems support for DSP and FPGA implementation
    • Build up know-hows on 5G standardization


  • Master’s or Doctorate degree holder in Electronic Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant disciplines with minimum 3 years of related experiences
  • Candidate with less experiences may also be considered
  • Solid knowledge of radio/wireless communication theory and digital signal processing, as well as a solid background in cellular communication systems across PHY, MAC, and Signalling layers is preferred
  • Programming/scripting skills ins Matlab, Python, C/C++ is preferred
  • Experience in wireless physical layer (PHY) algorithm design, including channel and interference estimation, equalization, advanced receivers, decoders, tracking loops, multi-user detection, techniques to mitigate RF distortions will be an advantage
  • Proven track record and hands-on experience in design, development, testing, and evaluation of digital wireless systems (e.g. 5G/NR, 5G beyond, LTE, C-V2X, NB-IoT, Wi-Fi) will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in English and Chinese, both spoken and written, and good interpersonal and communications skills
  • 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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