Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)

Principal Engineer / Senior Manager, Machine Learning

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
Posted on 23-Apr-21

Principal Engineer / Senior Manager, Machine Learning

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)

Job Highlights

  • Computer Vision/Machine Learning Technologies
  • Computer Engineering/Electronic Engineering
  • Ph.D. or Master holder

Job Description

Reference #: CTO/CCT/MSA/2701/210204

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist R&D director to initiate new projects using computer vision/machine learning technologies etc.
  • Lead the project team to design, implement, test and deploy solutions using latest technologies.
  • Meet with customers to understand their business need and propose technical solutions.
  • Mentor team members on software and algorithm development
  • PhD holder or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Mathematics or relevant disciplines with minimum 3 years of related experiences. Candidates with less experience may also be considered
  • Expertise in building distributed system/enterprise/web/cloud applications with track record
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following technologies: Java/Scala/python, SQL/NoSQL database, Play framework.
  • Solid development experience in image processing, computer vision and machine learning.
  • Familiar with machine learning algorithms on computer vision, OCR related development, natural language processing and image processing applications will be a strong plus.
  • Familiar with algorithm development with C/C++ on Windows and Linux platform is a plus.
  • Skilled in C/ C++ coding, parallel computing such as OpenMP and GPU programming such as CUDA.
  • Experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions is a plus.
  • Experience with engineering tools such as bug tracking and source code control systems is a plus.
  • Development experience with Agile Methodology.
  • Engineering management experience is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships with stakeholders coming from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Fluent in English, good written and oral communications skills; strong team spirit and interpersonal skills.


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 by clicking Apply Now. Application open until this position is filled.

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.

ASTRI is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used exclusively for recruitment only. 

Additional Information

Company Overview

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2000 with a mission to enhance the city’s global competitiveness. To remain globally prominent, Hong Kong strives to find new ways for its traditional sectors to thrive, and for the potential of emerging sectors to be unleashed. Harnessing the power of technology is key to achieving this.

ASTRI lives up to its mission by pursuing applied Research and Development (R&D) that is delivering technological solutions that strengthen institutions, improve businesses, and benefit communities. Its R&D endeavours focus on five key areas of applications:

  •               Smart City
  •               Financial Technologies
  •               Intelligent Manufacturing
  •               Health Technologies
  •               Application Specific Integrated Circuits

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):

(The requirements and responsibilities of the vacancies are posted on our website:www.astri.org).

Additional Company Information

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Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Five-day work week