5G Adoption and Development
Senior Lead Engineer / 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 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

  • Undertake R&D in relation to 5G adoption and deployment
  • Conduct research in 5G standard (such as 3GPP and O-RAN) focusing on functional and performance requirements, hardware and software architectures, etc.
  • Take part in 5G base station lab/field tests including
    • Set up and operate 5G end-to-end system;
    • Collect and analyse base station and terminal logs; and
    • Take signal measurements using test equipment such as signal and spectrum analysers, mobile network scanners, etc.
  • Take part in 5G consultancy projects for public and private sectors including
    • Define 5G system requirements such as transmission power levels, interference levels, transmission bandwidth, base station density, core network capacity, etc.; and
    • Verify functionality and performance of newly deployed 5G networks
  • Support customers to adopt ASTRI 5G technologies and develop 5G systems with standard and non-standard features


  • PhD or Master’s degree holder in Computer Science, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or relevant disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Candidates with fewer experiences may also be considered
  • Knowledge of 4G/5G standards (such as 3GPP and O-RAN) are preferred
  • Experience in design, implementation, operating, securing and troubleshooting wireless networks, and operation of 4G/5G base station and core network is preferred
  • Solid knowledge in information theory, signal processing, stochastic process, antennas and propagation, and microwave theory techniques is a plus
  • Experience in the use of testing equipment such as signal generators, signal and spectrum analysers, and mobile network scanners is preferred
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Cantonese and, Mandarin
  • Live 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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