The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Technical Lead (Development)(1-year contract) (ITDCS - OCBD)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Posted on 12-Apr-21

Technical Lead (Development)(1-year contract) (ITDCS - OCBD)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Job Highlights

  • 7 years IT experience with strong technical acumen
  • Experience with project management methords
  • Hands on experience developing application

Job Description

 The Department
The IT Digital & Channels Solutions Department is responsible for the overall management and delivery of the wagering distribution channel technologies including fixed internet, mobile, retail, telebet, kiosk, selling terminals and devices. In addition, the team delivers high performance, reliable and secure channel distribution systems connecting to Pari-mutuel and Fixed Odds Wagering Systems.

The Job
You will:
  • Be a technology leader in the team helping address key technical problems and challenges from technology selection to scalability, availability and performance problem resolution, in addition to build functionality based on requirement specifications & high level architecture design from architects.
  • Perform 2nd line support for production systems as well as various test or on-site support
  • Conduct system design review and software & code inspection to ascertain conformation to best design and coding practices on system deliverables
  • Identify potential areas regarding software application development where existing policies and procedures are required to change, or when new approaches need to be developed.
  • While reporting to development manager, they will also work with project manager, solution architects and business users during the analysis, definition and development phases. You will help to document system design and requirement according to business requirements.
About You
You should have:
  • University degree or above in Computer science or Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 7 years IT experience with strong technical acumen for detailed design and development, with solid real world software development experience
  • Working experience leading developers
  • Experience with variety of project management methods (Scrum, Kanban,iterative, waterfall, etc.).
  • Hands on experience developing application from start all the way to production rollout and support
  • Experience in kiosk or digital signage solution would be a definite advantage
  • Web development experience in web application using one of the main modern web framework e.g. ReactJS, VueJS, AngularJS
  • Experience of one of the mainstream OOP language: Java, C++, preferably C#
  • SQL development experience with one of major relational database system:
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Sybase, SQLite, etc. preferably MS SQL
  • Experience with RESTful API , WebSocket
  • Knowledge of modern application development methodology and best practices, including DevOps/SRE, TDD, BDD, Dependency Injection, DDD
  • Knowledge in following would be an advantage: Microsoft Windows IoT, NET Core,
  • Entity Framework, SignalR, Video/Audio encoding/decoding technologies and equipment.
  • Other relevant technologies: GIT, Jenkins, API management products like WS02,
  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Ansible, IBM Urban Code Deploy, Splunk,
  • ELK Stack, Linux, Python
Terms of employment
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference by clicking the Apply Now button or to:
Fax: 2576-1987
Mail: The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 1 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
7 years
Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society.
The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combating illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club made a record return to the Government of HK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and contributed HK$0.8 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity and community donations were HK$4.5 billion. The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world's top ten charity donors. The Club is always "riding high together for a better future" with the people of Hong Kong.


香港賽馬會(「馬會」)成立於1884年,是致力建設更美好社會的世界級賽馬機構。馬會透過其結合賽馬及馬場娛樂、會員會所、有節制體育博彩及獎券,以及慈善及社區貢獻的獨特綜合營運模式,創造經濟及社會價值,並協助政府打擊非法賭博。2019/20年度,馬會透過各項博彩稅及利得稅,為政府庫房帶來破紀錄的199億港元收入,並向獎券基金撥款8億港元。另外,已審批慈善捐款達45億港元。馬會是全港最大的單一納稅機構,也是香港主要僱主之一,其慈善信託基金位列全球十大慈善捐助機構。馬會將繼續與香港市民「同心同步同進 共創更好未來」。


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