About The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
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 combatting 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」。

Technical Lead (Architecture) - (ITDCS - ITDS)

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:

  • Lead the process of scoping and designing technical solutions, including analysis of business requirements, evaluating business enabling technologies, defining system architecture, scoping resource needs, researching technical alternatives, identifying risks and recommending delivery approaches to successfully deliver the required business functionality.
  • Prepare technical proposal, architecture design document and system design document, provide technical direction, and guide delivery teams (including application development) in the delivery of technically challenging solutions.
  • Use analytical thinking and technical domain knowledge to resolve technical issues and aid incident and problem management activities which could impact production service levels.
  • Prototype, pilot and evaluate novel business enabling technology and solutions for competitive advantage.
  • Collaborate with project managers, application developers and systems engineers to ensure solutions fit within the overall architectural framework and resolve any conflicts.
  • Analyse, design, develop, test and implement high performance, high throughput, and high availability mobile and web applications.
  • Lead the resolution of technically complex, cross-system or long term issues that impact business operation
  • Provide high level consultancy or advice to management and technical teams to assist in decision-making
  • Monitor and track progress of work products to ensure delivery according to predetermined estimates and plans
  • Align personal development plan with business objectives and embrace the transformation to move the team/department forward.

About you
You should have: 

  • University degree in Computer Science or Business or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in development or architecture role in software system design and development
  • Experience working in an Agile Team environment, good knowledge in DevOps pipeline.
  • Certification in Project Management & Enterprise Architecture preferred.
  • Excellent analytical mind and problem solving skills
  • Strong ability in problem troubleshooting and diagnosis
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Good knowledge of web and mobile design and development
  • Solid understanding and in-depth experience of the software development lifecycle in waterfall and agile delivery approaches
  • Familiar with project delivery tools and collaboration platforms such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • Experience of using UML tool, Use Cases, etc.
  • Good understanding and experience in computer security and web infrastructure
  • Knowledge in Cloud Technologies is an advantage 
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Putonghua


Terms of employment
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


How to Apply
Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference by clicking the Apply Now button or to:
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.