Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead (Application Development)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong
292 days ago

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 multithread 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

- 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 complex processes and solutions clearly with wide range of stakeholders is essential

- Ability to work independently and under pressure

- Proficiency in both spoken and written English, Cantonese and Putonghua

- Ability to understand the system design and perform software development and unit testing

- Strong analytical skills to contribute in finding logical solutions to problems and ability to clearly communicate the thought process with fellow team members

- Awareness in complying and enforcing standards in software quality assurance

- Awareness in contributing in process improvement wherever applicable, balancing short-term and long-term benefits


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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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