Senior Engineer (PI) /Engineer (PI), Firmware Design

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

  • Assist in ITF R&D project as assigned
  • Support to develop firmware system and applications
  • Development and system integration of embedded computer vision systems for drug type and quantity identification
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and verify software for run-time embedded control application
  • Algorithm porting, optimization, and acceleration on embedded platform
  • Build the communicate channel and API between server and client


  • Graduate in STEM-related discipline such as Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering and Mathematics or relevant discipline
  • A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or a doctoral degree’s holder is welcome to apply
  • For bachelor’s degree holder, they will be considered for the position of Engineering Associate (PI)
  • Families with Windows, Linux, and Android system
  • Familiar with constructing the Embedded Linux system and related kernel driver development
  • Experience with two or more of the program languages: C/C++, C#, Python, Java, Kotlin, etc.
  • Familiar with ARM application processor architecture
  • Experience in Android Hardware Abstraction Layer implementation is a plus
  • Experience in OpenCV, Gstreamer API is a plus
  • Experience in web development (e.g., Apache, PHP, Bootstrap, Node.js, React.js, AngularJS, etc.) is a plus
  • Good command of written and spoken English or Chinese
  • Self-motivated and good communication skills
  • Live ASTRI values


To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume. You are suggested NOT to include sensitive personal information such as HKID or passport number, photo, etc. 

Please quote the Job Ref No. and include the following information:

  1. Name of University
  2. Degree/PhD obtained/expecting and when
  3. Have you participated in ITF Research Talent Hub before? Yes/No
  4. If you answer Yes in item 3, please state the period
  5. Have you been employed by ASTRI before? If yes, please state the period

The application will be open until the position is filled while ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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