Head, Emerging Smart Applications

Smart City Division

Ref: SCD393/23, 9086


Job Description


Who we are looking for:

  • Creativity in new ideas and future focus vision. 
  • Collaboration with colleagues and the community at large.
  • Work Smart, Play Smart!


Job Summary: 
We are seeking a high calibre for Unit Head to lead our Emerging Smart Applications Unit.  The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team to develop new smart applications using AI, robotics, and other relevant emerging technologies mainly for smart city, but may also for other application areas such as smart manufacturing.  The Unit Head will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, building a team, coaching junior team members, and engaging a wide variety of external stakeholders.
What you'll do:   

  • Define and implement a strategic plan for the Emerging Smart Applications Unit that aligns with the overall goals of the organisation.
  • Achieve the income target and manage the budget for the Unit and ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop relationships with potential partners and clients. 
  • Collaborate with other units or divisions within the organisation to develop integrated solutions for clients. 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends and develop technology development plan for the Unit.
  • Build and manage a team of professionals with expertise in AI, robotics, and other relevant technologies. 
  • Coach and mentor junior team members to help them develop their skills and advance in their careers. 
  • Engage with external stakeholders such as government officials, industry associations, academic institutions, etc to promote the work of the Unit and identify new opportunities for collaboration. 
  • Support and execute any other ad-hoc responsibilities as required by the organisation.

You'll be a good fit if you have/are:

  • Master degree in a relevant technology field such as Computer Science, AI, Robotics.  Candidates with a Doctorate degree will be HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS.
  • At least 12 years of work experience, with at least 6 years of experience directly related to AI, robotics, or other relevant technology areas.
  • Expertise in AI, robotics or other relevant technology areas, with actual experience of applying these technologies in actual applications in smart city or smart manufacturing, or other application areas.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify business opportunities related to AI or robotics technologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in project management, with a proven ability to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • A passion for innovation and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in AI, robotics, or other relevant technologies.



Applicant may be considered for other positions if not matching the requirements of the subject position.


What we offer and What you’ll like here:

  • Exciting new technology development (e.g. IoT, 5G, LoRA, AI etc.) to actualize your creative ideas
  • Opportunities to work with our innovative and vibrant talents
  • Embracing work flexibility (including Flexi-work hour and Flexi-location)
  • Dynamic and energetic culture with smart outfits and sport shoes
  • Academic training scholarship to take your career up a notch 
  • MPF Top-up and dental benefit
  • Medical benefits from Day-1 with extended coverage to dependent(s)


Apply now if you’re ready to take the challenge!  Do not miss this opportunity to join us to Create Value and “MAKE SMART SMARTER”!  


HKPC will take into consideration both the quantitative and qualitative requirements of the position when selecting the suitable candidates.  A competitive salary package commensurate with academic qualifications and experience will be offered. 


Applicants are welcome to submit application at the HKPC e-Recruitment System (careers.hkpc.org) in 1 week from the posting date.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  


Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only. Candidates not invited for interviews within 6 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful and the applications will be disposed by HKPC within 12 months.