Assistant Computer Officer(s) (carrying the job title of ‘System Administrator & Developer’)

Job level Middle
Work exp No work experience
Education Bachelor Degree
Employment type
Industry Education / Training
Job function Information Technology > Application Development
Information Technology > Engineering - Network
Information Technology > IT Project Management
Published On 01/02/2019
ref. 1900006Q

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The KEEP ( and the VeriGuide ( are projects that provide online resources to support Faculty teaching and student learning needs. The Department is looking for applicants who have passion for education and communication to help share KEEP’s vision and mission with Hong Kong and the world.

Assistant Computer Officer(s) (carrying the job title of ‘System Administrator & Developer’)
(Ref. 1900006Q) (Closing date: February 12, 2019)
The appointee(s) will work on a cross-institutional project in developing an education cloud platform, which consists of various aspects like (1) cloud computing, e.g. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS; (2) machine learning and Big Data analysis; (3) social networking; (4) multimedia processing; (5) resource sharing; and (6) information retrieval. Duties include (a) deploying, maintaining, installing and configuring large-scale computer systems, network equipment, SAN hardware and virtualisation on Windows or Linux platforms; (b) meeting supervisors, managers and potential users to understand the requirements; (c) providing technical support to the project team, as well as project events, such as demonstrations and seminars; and (d) assisting in ad-hoc tasks and projects.

Applicants should have (i) a Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related disciplines; (ii) good analytical, organisational and communication skills, and creativity; (iii) a good command of Java, C/C++, Python, SQL, web programming, CSS, Shell Scripts or other programming languages; (iv) experience in system infrastructure planning, administration and hardware maintenance; (v) experience in network performance, network security and storage systems (e.g. NAS, SAN, etc.); (vi) proficiency in managing various systems and platforms, including but not limited to Windows and Linux platforms; (vii) proficiency in web application servers (such as PHP, J2EE, and Apache) and database management systems (such as Oracle and MySQL); and (viii) the ability to work independently and also in a team environment, and handle multiple tasks, including dealing with system users. At least 1 year’s related work experience, possession of system administration-related professional accreditations (such as MCSE, LPI/RHCE, etc.), and experience in Big Data and cloud computing platform setup and maintenance (such as MapReduce, Hadoop/OpenStack, etc.) are preferred.

Appointment will initially be made on a 1-year contract, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the above post. For more information and to apply online, please visit