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Innovative science and technology

The innovation and technology industry in Hong Kong is dominated by commercialization, application and industrial engineering. A number of clusters of local and foreign-funded technology enterprises have been formed to actively carry out resources and development (R&D) and innovation activities in Hong Kong. Since Hong Kong is the major IT and telecommunications hub in the region, Hong Kong’s technology industry is actively engaged in R & D and innovative activities. As a result, many technology operators in Hong Kong design and develop hardware and software suitable for IT and telecommunications.

Duties

  • Develop applications, test, and edit user manuals as specified by system analysts
  • Development of database management programs, query tools, reporting tools, etc
  • Develop backend applications to process data collected from the Internet
  • Develop sub-business programs and web pages
  • System implementation, maintenance and use support

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in industrial and commercial buildings/Office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Programmer
Approximately $12,000 - 15,000
Experience 0-2 years
Program analyst
Approximately $22,000 - 25,000
Experience From 3 years
Systems analyst
Approximately $35,000 - 40,000
Experience From 5 years

Entry requirements

  • Holder of higher Diploma / Associate degree / Registered Post-Secondary College Diploma in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or above
  • Knowledge of general Internet and related computer software, such as JavaScript/HTML/XML
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Duties

Work with the team to develop mobile application and provide maintenance work. The main duties are as follows:

  • Responsible for the design, development and implementation of mobile platform applications, including software and games
  • Make sure the program is tailored to the needs of the user
  • Provide a marketing promotion for the program

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in general industrial and commercial buildings/Office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Junior Mobile programmer
Approximately $12,000 - 18,000
Experience 0-2 years
Mobile phone programmer
Approximately $20,000
Experience From 3 years
Senior mobile phone programmer
Approximately $25,000 - 40,000
Experience From 5 years

Entry requirements

  • Hold a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Registered Post-Secondary College in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or above
  • Knowledge of mobile application software, such as Java programming / Objective-C programming
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Duties

  • Develop software applications including design, coding, debugging, testing, documentation etc
  • Maintain existing software throughout the software development process and improve existing software
  • Fix software defects, provide solutions, and test the software
  • Design and implement solution to increase product functionality

Working hours

About 45 hours per week

Working environment

Work in general industrial and commercial buildings/Office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Junior software developer
Approximately $12,000- 15,000
Experience 0-2 years
Software developer
Approximately $22,000 - 25,000
Experience From 3 years
Senior software
Approximately $35,000 - 40,000
Experience From 5 years

Entry requirements

  • Hold a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Registered Post-Secondary College Diploma in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or above
  • Knowledge of general Internet and related computer software, such as JavaScript/HTML/XML
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Duties

Mainly deals with computer hardware and software issues, the main duties are as follows:

  • Provide hardware and software support
  • Find out the cause of the computer failure
  • Installation, operation and maintenance of computer systems
  • Responsible for setting up and managing network, data adjusting and backup etc
  • Computer typesetting, web page creation and updating, film and photo processing

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Working in general industrial and commercial buildings /Office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

IT Technician
Approximately $12,000 - 16,000
Experience 0-2 years
Senior IT Technician
Approximately $18,000 - 26,000
Experience 3-5 years
IT manager
Approximately $27,000 or more
Experience 6 years or more

Entry requirements

  • Hold a Higher Diploma / Associate degree / Registered Post-Secondary College Diploma in Computer / IT related or above
  • Familiar with computer hardware, Microsoft client system maintenance and user support
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Duties

Mainly responsible for handling multimedia or digital entertainment, the main duties are as follows:

  • Managing the equipment, production and broadcasting system of the studio
  • Set up and operate audio and video tools, including microphone, speaker, video screen, projector and video monitor
  • Installation, setup and maintenance of operating systems and software use

Working hours

About 45 hours per week

Working environment

Working in general industrial and commercial buildings / Office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Multimedia technical assistant
Approximately $10,000 - 15,000
Experience 0-2 years
Multimedia technician
Approximately $15,000 - 18,000
Experience 2-3 years
Senior multimedia technician
Approximately $20,000 or more
Experience 3-4 years

Entry requirements

  • Hold a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree / Registered Post-Secondary College Diploma in Multimedia Technology or above
  • Familiar with the use of non-linear audio and video editing software
  • Familiar with the application of video recording equipment and audio-visual equipment etc
  • Familiar with design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator

Duties

  • Responsible for testing and quality assurance of websites and applications
  • Manage the Internet and intranet website operation
  • Ensure the websites or web servers are reliable and usable

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Web Administrator/ Editor
About $15,000 – $40,000
Senior Web Administrator/ Editor
About $20,000 – $70,000
Web Manager
About $30,000 – $90,000

Entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree in a field related to Computer or Information Science
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Examples of related training and courses

Bachelor Degree

  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong – Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Information and Communications Technology

https://www.thei.edu.hk/programme/innovation-and-information-technology/bachelor-of-science-honours-in-information-and-communications-technology

Higher Diploma / Associate Degree

  • Vocational Training Council – Higher Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/it524110-higher-diploma-in-information-and-communications-technology/

Duties

  • Manage the connection of different devices
  • Provide system administration and support, ensure the computer hardware and software applications, network and database can run normally

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

System administrator
About $15,000 - $35,000
Senior system administrator
About $ 20,000 - $50,000
Information technology director
About $ 50,000 - $ 110,000

Entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree in a field related to Computer or Information Science
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Examples of related training and courses

Bachelor Degree

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Data Science and Analytics – BSc (Hons)

http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/non-jupas-adhd-grad

http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/non-jupas-adhd-grad

 

Higher Diploma / Associate Degree

  • Vocational Training Council – Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/eg114401-higher-diploma-in-electrical-engineering/

Duties

  • Analyse complex data and identify core issues
  • Use AI tools to analyse the organization operation

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Assistant Artificial Intelligence Specialist
About $20,000 - $40,000
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
About $30,000 – $60,000
Principal Artificial Intelligence Specialis
About $50,000 – $100,000

Entry requirements

  • A recognised higher diploma or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • At least 2-3 years’ relevant experience is required

Examples of related training and courses

Bachelor Degree

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Data Science and Analytics – BSc (Hons)

http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/non-jupas-adhd-grad

http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/ug/non-jupas-adhd-grad

 

Higher Diploma / Associate Degree

  • Vocational Training Council – Higher Diploma in Cloud and Data Centre Administration

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/it114115-higher-diploma-in-cloud-and-data-centre-administration/

  • Vocational Training Council – Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/eg114401-higher-diploma-in-electrical-engineering/

Duties

  • Analyse problem and consider the best solution to solve the solution
  • Allocate organisations’ resources

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in office 

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Information Technology Consultants
About $15,000 – $35,000
Senior Information Technology Consultants
About $20,000 – $50,000
Information Technology Manager
About $30,000 – $70,000

Entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree in a field related to Computer or Information Science
  • Good command of written Chinese and English

Examples of related training and courses

Bachelor Degree

  • The Open University of Hong Kong – Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology

https://www.jupas.edu.hk/tc/programme/sssdp/JSSU71/

Higher Diploma / Associate Degree

  • Vocational Training Council – Higher Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/it524110-higher-diploma-in-information-and-communications-technology/

Duties

  • Able to type fast and accurately
  • Responsible for typing, filing and record keeping of documents
  • Ensure the data are accurate and complete

Working hours

About 45 hours a week

Working environment

Work in office

Personality

Promotion and reference salary

Data Entry Clerk
About $9,000 – $15,000
Senior Data Entry Clerk
About $13,000 – $25,000
Database Administrator
About $20,000 – $35,000

Entry requirements

  • Secondary school education
  • 1 to 2 years’ relevant working experience

Examples of related training and courses

Higher Diploma / Associate Degree

  • Vocational Training Council – Diploma of Foundation Studies

http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission/en/programme/s6/diploma-of-foundation-studies/

Certificate

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