Electronic/Electrical Engineering
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

  • Design PCB layouts & schematics to develop high-speed and reliable circuits, mixed signal IC, firmware programming in vision system including camera, display and illumination synchronization
  • Design and evaluation of SoC & embedded system architecture
  • Cooperation with the software team to implement AI, algorithm accelerator and controlling logics into SoC/FPGA/ASIC
  • Assist in R&D project’s planning and management
  • Carry out literature review on products, patents, and research papers to support technical idea generation and proposal drafting


  • Ph.D. holder or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, IC Design or relevant disciplines with a minimum of 3 years of related experience. Candidates with fewer experience may also be considered
  • Experiences in PCB schematic & layout design, mixed signal IC design, digital signal processing
  • Experiences in firmware development including DSP/MCU programming with different interface protocol, PLC ladder logic and FPGA HDL (Verilog or VHDL) coding and verification
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, experience in Python, TCL, cross-platform programming and Linux environment is highly preferred
  • Familiar with EDA software such as Altium/Cadence/Mentor/Synopsys, etc.
  • Experience in analogue & digital circuit design is a plus
  • Familiarity with SoC/Embedded system design is a plus
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • 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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