Technical Lead/ Senior Specialist

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 20 days ago
The Department

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Information Technology & Sustainability (IT&S) Division drives the implementation of innovative technology solutions in horse racing and football wagering systems in order to deliver a premium service to our millions of customers. You will have the opportunity to develop and utilize new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people.
We are currently seeking talented IT professionals with strong technical expertise to contribute to the significant strategic transformation which will allow IT&S to adapt to the changing digital workplace, improve customer experience and accelerate the delivery of new product offerings.
Working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary IT teams, you will play an instrumental role in building a digital platform with modern state of the art technologies that will power all of the Club’s service and product distribution channels.  These channels include over 100 betting booths at racecourses, 102 Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs), 4 call centers manned by 5000 plus Telebet operators, as well as multiple interactive online and mobile services.
It is a fixed-term contract position of minimum 3 years with possibility for renewal subject to organization need and individual performance.   We offer competitive package including an attractive end-of contract gratuity, annual performance award, and employee fringe benefits.

The Job

You will:

  • Design and recommend integrated database infrastructure solutions, which compose of servers, virtual servers, OS, SAN, Security, Cloud, to architects, developers, testers and operators
  • Evaluate open source database
  • Design the database architecture that leverages innovative technologies and cloud services
  • Develop an enterprise-wide platform to run and scale a container-based DB applications on cloud
  • Develop and deploy agile DB solutions
  • Provide support and consultancy on DB solutions, build a framework for standardizing DBs, govern the standards, evaluate related technologies and communicate with vendor
  • Plan and implement Technology Refreshment program to ensure the healthiness of new database technologies
  • Manage the activities associated with patch management, audit and compliance of DB
About You

You should have:

  • A degree in Computer Science / Engineering or relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years’ experience in integrated infrastructure solution planning and design of servers, virtual servers, SAN, systems services, security and management of the infrastructure
  • At least 2 years’ experience in extensive work in creating and running Docker images and containers
  • At least 2 years’ exposure and experience in Cloud infrastructure database provisioning and management
  • Knowledge on scripting tools and languages will be an advantage
  • Solid experience in Linux operating system will be an advantage
  • good analytical and communication skills, able to discuss with internal users and developers on their requirements
  • ability to work independently
  • Experience in MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL or other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments
  • Experience with container orchestration technologies and monitoring, e.g. kubernetes, and deployment methodologies and technologies (CI/CD, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience with Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases and/or Big Data technologies
  • Proficient in a modern scripting language (preferably Python) for automation of build tasks
  • Experience working with: container technology such as Docker, version control systems (Github), build management and CI/CD tools (Concourse, Jenkins), and monitoring tools (App Dynamics, etc.)
  • Knowledge in IT infrastructure development, network and system management
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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