The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Technical Manager (Application Development)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Full Time
Lead (more than 10 years)
Bachelor to Master
English, Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua)

Technical Skills

  • Application Development
  • C (Programming Language)
  • C#
  • Compliance
  • HTML 5
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • node.js
  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Team Management

Job Description

Technical Manager (Application Development)

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


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