Manager/Senior Manager
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-renowned international research university. The Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China officially approved the preparatory status of HKUST(GZ) in September 2019.

The GZ campus covers 1.13 square kilometers and the first phase of construction is expected to be completed in 2022. At steady state, the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students will reach a total of 10,000.

The intended areas of focus in the GZ Campus will be thematic and cross-disciplinary in nature, synergistic with HKUST without overlapping academic degrees or structures.

There will be four Academic Hubs (equivalent to schools) with 16 Thrust Areas (equivalent to departments).

The Role

The University is looking for applicants with experience and career aspirations in the software management field. The appointee will be responsible for supporting research, teaching and administration work of HKUST(GZ) based on software management and to coordinate with multiple parties.


  • a. Responsible for the development and execution of university-wide effort on the planning, procurement and management of productivity, academic and specialized software packages in support of research, teaching and administrative functions;
  • b. Develop policies and procedures on software acquisition and usage;
  • c. Liaise with academic and administrative colleagues on identifying appropriate software and negotiate with suppliers; and

    d. Develop, implement, and maintain robust compliance programs, and build external networks for collaborations.

    Qualification Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field;
  • At least 7 years of post-qualification experience in the acquisition and management of software in research-oriented academic institutions, experience in leadership roles is highly preferred;
  • Possess relevant academic training and professional qualifications;
  • Good technical, communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Good leadership and analytical skills; and
  • A good command of English and Chinese.
  • This is a Mainland appointment, and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the Mainland labor laws and regulations.

    Appointment will initially be made on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. The successful applicant is expected to commence employment with a period of orientation and familiarization at HKUST’s Clear Water Bay Campus with the Laboratory Services Team for around 6 months.

    Upon completion of this period, the successful candidate will transfer to work at the HKUST Guangzhou Campus. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Procedure

    In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST(GZ) recruitment website (https : / / sc. / wt / HKUSTGZ / web / index) and submit a full curriculum vita in English. Applicants could check their application submission status via the recruitment website.

    We thank applicants for their interest but advise only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.


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