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A world-class horse racing operator and one of the world’s largest charity contributors, donating a record HK$3.9 billion in 2015/16. A major taxpayer, Hong Kong's largest by far, generating HK$20.9 billion in 2015/16 for public funds. A pioneer in technology, striving for the highest levels of customer service. A membership club, recognised as one of Asia’s most prestigious. Above all an organisation dedicated to the overall betterment of Hong Kong. This is The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a truly remarkable organisation offering you a rewarding career with unparalleled prospects for growth and development.
Technical Manager (Application Development)

The Department

Information Technology and Sustainability Division will provide innovative technology solutions that contribute significantly to the Club's mission and strategic objectives.

We are looking for a Technical Manager (Application Development) with extensive experience in application system and software development to implement a large scale transaction processing and analytics system for supporting the company strategies. The candidate will be responsible for leading a team of system and software engineers to undertake all aspects of system development lifecycle. The candidate will ensure that optimal solutions meet business requirements and solutions are delivered according to agreed standards, methods and schedule.

The Job

You will:

  • To manage a team of total 10 – 20 IT professionals in HK and SZ, play a leading role in the design, development and implementation of a state-of-art transaction processing and analytics system
  • To oversee and lead the requirement analysis, design, development, development testing, deployment and software documentation for the project
  • To define Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for development tasks, perform task allocation to meet project commitments, monitor delivery tasks and report the progress
  • To anticipate project risk, give early warning and suggest solutions for delivery tasks
  • To manage external vendors on solution integration and compliance of standards, oversee and measure the fulfillment of the vendor’s contractual obligations
  • To coach and develop team members to ensure an excellent maintenance of competent workforce
  • To monitor and ensure the target systems comply with company policies and standards
  • To seek opportunities to constantly improve work practices and process

About You

You Should have:

  • University graduate with a degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. Postgraduate qualification is an advantage
  • A minimum of 10 years’ information systems design, software development, IT management and project management experience
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in team management of medium-sized software team (~10 developers) and with track record in leading the delivery of complex system development projects
  • Prior experience in managing split site development (HK and SZ) team structure will be an advantage
  • Hands-on experience in developing and deploying large scale high performance transaction processing and analytics system is required
  • Knowledge and working experience in some key technologies used by the project – Linux, Java, Windows .NET platform, C#, MSSQL Server, in-memory database, Solace messaging, web HTML5 and node.js technologies will be an advantage
  • Knowledge in Continuous Integration, DevOps and Automated testing are preferable
  • Strong team player who can work under pressure, independently and proactively
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Travel to China is required at times in order to support the 2-site development in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Able to communicate in Cantonese and Putonghua is an advantage

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 to:
Email: recruit6@hkjc.org.hk
Mail: Human Resources Department
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
1 Sports Road, Happy Valley
Hong Kong


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