Job ref no.: 220815007
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Senior Specialist / Specialist (Systems Infrastructure)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Senior Specialist / Specialist (Systems Infrastructure) (Ref. 220815007)


The appointee will work in a team responsible for the development, support and management of system infrastructure services and will be required to:

(a) carry out commissioning, development and support works for DevOps container deployment infrastructure and lifecycle by using open source software, OpenShift, GitLab and Jenkins;

(b) carry out support and development works for various IT automation with open source software and Ansible;

(c) carry out development, optimisation and enhancement works on various infrastructure such as High Performance Computing, University Computing Infrastructure, Public cloud infrastructure, University smart metering system and Microsoft System Center;

(d) perform administrative and technical duties for different hypervisors such as KVM and Hyper-V environment;

(e) provide technical advice on servers, desktops and applications setting to various stakeholders and users;

(f) handle incidents, user requests, system administrative works and trouble-shooting jobs;

(g) apply system and application patches, and develop scripts for task automation and monitoring;

(h) provide after-office-hour standby/emergency support duties as and when required; and

(i) perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of the Office or his delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline;

(b) preferably at least one year’s relevant working experience for Specialist post, and at least five years’ post-degree working experience for Senior Specialist post;

(c) knowledge of Linux operating system, Microsoft Windows Server, computer clustering architecture, KVM, Microsoft HyperV, Container and programming skills including bash and Powershell;

(d) strong analytical skills with good interpersonal and communication skills; and

(e) the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Chinese, including Putonghua.

Preference will be given to those with experience in GitLab, DevOps and Microsoft System Center.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply. 

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( The closing date for application is 24 October 2022. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.