Senior Technical Manager (Solution Architecture)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong

The Department

Our IT Enterprise Solutions Department provides high quality end-to-end business application solutions (except betting related) to all divisions and departments in the Club in the portfolios of Racing, Corporate Affairs & Security, Corporate Business Planning & Marketing, Membership, Legal & Compliance, Charities & Property, and Finance & Organization Development.

You will :

  • Prototype novel business solutions; evaluate or pilot business-enabling solutions.
  • Ensure business alignment by translating business strategy and direction into technical vision, strategy and roadmap.
  • Lead the development of the Club's IT architecture and facilitate its adoption; review technology selection and system designs for compliance with established architecture.
  • Lead in delivering the architectural design of enterprise scales, end-to-end solution for major projects; guide projects in their technology and vendor selections.
  • Lead in walk-throughs and reviews of systems design.
  • 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 deliver according to predetermined estimates and plans.
  • You should have :

  • An university degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines
  • Have 10 plus years of experience in technology with at least 2 years of architectural responsibilities (application or technical architecture)
  • Have current and strong development skills enabling the ability to bring architecture definition to actual implementation
  • Have excellent knowledge of software development life cycle (from concept to deployment and support) across multiple methodologies in particular waterfall and agile practices with ability to apply these
  • Have leadership skills - be able to lead discussions as well as strong delivery focus
  • Have good stakeholder management, influencing, and communication skills (English written and verbal) at all levels in the organization
  • Proficiency in Cantonese and Putonghua (written and spoken) is a strong advantage
  • The candidate is expected to have experience in the architecting of large scale data lake system. Ideally the candidate will have experience with the following platforms, tools and processes :
  • Data Science Languages : R, Python
  • Visual Analytic Tools : SAS, Tableau
  • ETL Tools : Informatica / Talend
  • Data Warehouse technology : Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Teradata
  • New Data Lake technology : Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Hive, MapReduce
  • Messaging technology : Solace / Tibco
  • The custom software is being built using iterative development processes leveraging DevOps principles at scale to achieve Continuous Integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD).
  • The DevOps tools being used for deployment include Bit Bucket; Jenkins; Urban Code; Jira and associated add-ons and tools

    Terms of Employment

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An initial contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.


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