Career Advice Job Market Trend Report

Astri has openings for top professionals

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Astri) is looking for professionals due to its expansion of research and development projects.

There are more than 30 job openings, including for a PCB design engineer. There is also a vacancy for a senior engineer for wireless systems implementation. Applicants should have a master's degree or equivalent in electrical or electronic engineering, or computer science. Also required are at least four years' experience in embedded software work and a good understanding of TCP/IP network sockets and multithread programmes.

"In addition to a sound academic background and relevant industrial experience, we are also looking for applicants who are energetic and innovative," says Victor Wong Kwok-kit, Astri's manager for  human resources.

"They should have strong analytical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities. It is crucial to be a good team player, and have a passion for research and development."

New hires can broaden their expertise by attending seminars arranged by Astri and other organisations based in the Science Park. "We sponsor staff participation in training programmes, and give them opportunities to attend overseas symposiums," Wong says.

"We have a clearly mapped-out career path for every employee. We believe hard work and an unconventional approach will take you far, with the possibility of unlimited rewards."

 Interview tips

  • Applicants should be prepared to answer detailed technical questions during interviews
  • Self-confidence plus good communication and presentation skills are essential