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Lead Engineer/Senior Engineer/Engineer, Machine Learning - Audio/Speech

Ref. ID:  CEO/TAIT/CLI/1239


The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under four Technology Divisions: Communications Technologies, Trust and AI Technologies, Integrated Circuits and Systems, and IoT Sensing and AI Technologies.

It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, New Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits, and Metaverse.

Over the years, ASTRI has nurtured a pool of research, I&T talents and received numerous international awards for its pioneering innovations as well as outstanding business and community contributions. To date, ASTRI has transferred almost 1400 technologies to the industries and been granted more than 1000 patents in the Mainland, the US, and other countries.

To support our constant endeavour to position Hong Kong as a world-class smart city and an international hub of innovation and technology, we are seeking qualified professionals to fill the following position(s):


Job Resposibilities:


  • Support in R&D project.
  • Research on speech signal processing and intelligent human-machine interaction.
  • Design and fine-tune machine learning framework for end2end speech recognition.
  • Optimize the cloud service or offline inference of transformer related end2end AI model.
  • Deploy the AI service under Linux with docker engine.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with end2end model training.


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years experience on speech signal processing or end2end AI model, and machine learning frameworks, such as WeNet, Kaldi, K2-fsa, OpenAI/Whisper, etc.
  • Knowledge of Python, Java or C/C++, C# is a plus.
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. Cantonese is preferred.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Live ASTRI values.



The appointment will be on renewable contract terms with a competitive salary. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical insurance coverage and contribution to MPF. The incumbent will normally work a five-day week.


For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV within two weeks of the post date. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. The review of applications will continue until post is filled.


The resume should not include any sensitive personal information such as ID card no. or passport number, photo, etc.


Position offer is subject to the applicant’s experience and academic qualification. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position.


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