Senior Software Engineer/ Technical Lead (Ref: 20005000)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong

The Department

The IT Racing Wagering & Lottery Solutions Department is responsible for the overall management and delivery of racing wagering and lottery (Pari-mutuel) transaction host components, commingling gateways, control systems and their associated information systems lifecycle.

You will :

  • Engage in the effort estimation, design, construction, testing, maintenance and support of complex wagering transaction control systems and IT solutions
  • Participate in the translation of business requirements into functional design that aligns with architectural standards and roadmaps
  • Support the feasibility study and evaluate or pilot business-enabling technology
  • Develop and maintain documentation and deliver communication sessions to business team / operation team / testing team
  • Conduct trouble-shooting at testbed / production when incidents / issues happened
  • Adopt DevOps practices to enable continuous integration and deployment of software deliverables
  • Provide off duty standby support on roster and provide on-site support on critical events
  • You should have :

  • University degree or above in Computer Science, IT or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 4-8 years’ experience in architectural design and software development of real time systems
  • Wagering system experience and betting knowledge is definitely a plus but not essential
  • Extensive experience in C++, C#, SQL, TCP / IP, socket, XML, Java, JavaScript and multi-thread programming. Design and software development experience on Database, application systems on Linux / Windows or web systems are important
  • Experience in application development with React.js and familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of IT system development, design concepts and development tools
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Putonghua
  • Experience in messaging protocol (e.g. Solace), in-memory database design is an advantage
  • Familiarity in Continuous Integration, Automated testing and DevOps tools including Bit Bucket, Jenkins, Jira are preferable
  • Knowledge in designing, developing and deploying solutions using container technologies in Cloud platform is a plus
  • Ability to communicate complicated ideas clearly with wide range of stakeholders is essential
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • 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.


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