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Senior Engineer / Engineer, Optics



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 Responsibilities

  • Good experience in optics R&D area, such as: Imaging optics, Non-imaging optics, Physics optics, Computing imaging, Vision optics, or 3D metrology.
  • Strong capability and skills in advance optical system design and development.
  • Familiar with semiconductor AOI area, such as the laser triangle, white light interferometer, industrial OCT or confocal technology,
  • Capability to develop new optical systems for IOTs, defect inspection, or precision metrology. 
  • ITC projects/contract execution, to fulfill the deliverables on schedule with required specifications.
  • Resolve technical problems relative to optics; technology research and development, IP development of core technologies. Evaluating and implementing customer requirements.

Job Requirements

  • PhD holder or Master’s degree in Optical Engineering, Applied Optics, Medical imaging or relevant disciplines with minimum 3 years of related experiences.
  • Experience of imaging optical system, non-imaging optical system, or Nano optical design and production.
  • Familiar with optical design software tools such as Zemax, CodeV, LightTools or Rsoft, Virtuallab Fusion, etc.
  • Familiar with the optical technologies for machine vision, 3D metrology, wafer optics, medical imaging, etc.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, self-motivated and good communication skills.


The appointment will be on renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and performance-linked variable pay. 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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