Job ref no.: 20006353
The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead (Application Development)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Department

The IT Racing Wagering & Lottery Solutions Department is responsible for the overall management and delivery of racing wagering and lottery (Pari-mutuel) transaction host components, commingling gateways, control systems and their associated information systems lifecycle.


The Job

You will:

  • Engage in the effort estimation, design, construction, testing, maintenance and support of complex wagering transaction control systems and IT solutions
  • Participate in the translation of business requirements into functional design that aligns with architectural standards and roadmaps
  • Support the feasibility study and evaluate or pilot business-enabling technology
  • Develop and maintain documentation and deliver communication sessions to business team/operation team/testing team
  • Conduct trouble-shooting at testbed/production when incidents/issues happened
  • Adopt DevOps practices to enable continuous integration and deployment of software deliverables
  • Provide off duty standby support on roster and provide on-site support on critical events


About You

You should have:

  • University degree or above in Computer Science, IT or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 4-8 years’ experience in architectural design and software development of real time systems
  • Wagering system experience and betting knowledge  is definitely a plus but not essential
  • Extensive experience in C++, C#, SQL, TCP/IP, socket, XML, Java, JavaScript and multi-thread programming. Design and software development experience on Database, application systems on Linux/Windows or web systems are important
  • Experience in application development with React.js and familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of IT system development, design concepts and development tools
  • Experience in messaging protocol (e.g. Solace), in-memory database design is an advantage
  • Familiarity in Continuous Integration, Automated testing and DevOps tools including Bit Bucket, Jenkins, Jira are preferable
  • Knowledge in designing, developing and deploying solutions using container technologies in Cloud platform is a plus
  • Ability to communicate complex processes and solutions clearly with wide range of stakeholders is essential
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Putonghua
  • Ability to understand the system design and perform software development and unit testing
  • Strong analytical skills to contribute in finding logical solutions to problems and ability to clearly communicate the thought process with fellow team members
  • Awareness in complying and enforcing standards in software quality assurance
  • Awareness in contributing in process improvement wherever applicable, balancing short-term and long-term benefits

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

We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Club's notice to employees and prospective employees relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.

More job information
Job ref no. 20006353
Job Function
  • Shatin
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 4 years - 8 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree