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Employer Ref: C/ITSD/ASSM/06/24-AP2
Recruit Ref: L058279213
Posting Date: 2024-06-11
Vocational Training Council
Vocational Training Council
Assistant Systems Manager

Information Technology Services Division

Ref. no : C/ITSD/ASSM/03/24-AP2
Major Duties:
The appointee(s) would take up duties in ONE of the following areas:
(a)  System Development
      (i)  To be responsible for the system design, development and maintenance of web applications with various tools and technologies;
      (ii)  To assist in collecting user requirements and transforming into functional requirements and technical specifications; and
      (iii)  To liaise with and support users for system implementation, bug fixing, user acceptance test, deployment, training and related documentation.
(b)  Digitalisation
      (i)  To develop, implement and enhance the AV System Design, Conference Room Modernisation Project and Smart Campus Project (IoT), ensuring the project meet user needs, specifications and industry standards;
      (ii)  To develop and maintain websites, with focus on functional design, ensuring a user-friendly interface, and seamless integration with back-end systems;
      (iii)  To assist and coordinate systems and equipment installation, testing and commissioning;
      (iv)  To assist in troubleshoot “faulty” systems and equipment problems at sites;
      (v)  To prepare and update administration guide, user manual, equipment list and layout;
      (vi)  To evaluate and recommend New Technologies for potential implementation to enhance AV system, conference room and Smart Campus user experience; and
      (vii)  To manage vendor relationships ensuring timely delivery of products and services in line with project requirements.
(c)  Security Management
     (i)  To maintain, support and troubleshoot IT security systems, e.g. Firewall, IPS, VPN, Privileged Account and Access Management;
     (ii)  To manage IT security systems for monitoring and protection of servers, networks and information;
     (iii)  To assist in implementing security solution, e.g. SIEM, Digital Rights Management, Patch Management;
     (iv)  To handle security incidents and mitigate security vulnerabilities, e.g. DDoS, APT; and
     (v)  To maintain information security standards and procedures in compliance with the VTC information security policy and ISO27001.

(a)  (i)  A recognised degree in IT or equivalent with at least 2 years’ relevant experience; OR
      (ii)  A recognised higher diploma in IT or equivalent with at least 5 years' relevant experience;
      (Applicants with a recognised degree in IT but less experience, or a recognised higher diploma with at least 3 years' relevant experience may apply. Candidates who have completed or are awaiting formal results of a degree may also apply.)
(b)  For Major Duties in (a) System Development, applicants with good knowledge / certifications and hands-on experience in ANY of the following aspects will be an advantage:
      (i)  Java, preferably including Java Framework (e.g. JSF / Hibernate / Struts / Spring);
      (ii)  HTML5 / JavaScript, preferably including AJAX and / or jQuery;
      (iii)  ASP.NET / C#; and
      (iv)  Microsoft Dynamics 365.
(c)  For Major Duties in (b) Digitalisation, applicants with good knowledge / certifications and hands-on experience in ANY of the following aspects will be an advantage:
      (i)  Programming languages relevant to system automation, integration, IoT solutions, and website development, including Python, JavaScript, C++, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks like React or Angular;
      (ii)  Responsive web design and development practices to ensure optimal user experiences across various devices;
      (iii)  System programming, network protocols, database management, and application development;
      (iv)  AVoIP System Integration, knowing DSP programming and configuration work;
      (v)  AV facilities in classrooms and meeting rooms;
      (vi)  AutoCAD;
      (vii)  Configuration and operation of a broad range of AV technologies, including AV over IP, Crestron control system and digital signage;
      (viii)  Crestron, AMX, Extron, etc.;
      (ix)  IoT / Smart solution; and
      (x)  LoRa, ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth and NB-IoT applications.
(d)  For Major Duties in (c) Security Management, applicants with good knowledge / certifications and hands-on experience in ANY of the following aspects will be an advantage:
      (i)  Administration of Firewalls with IPS methodologies, e.g. Imperva, Checkpoint, Cisco, Palo Alto, FortiGate;
      (ii)  Management of Security Information Event Management Solution, e.g. Splunk, Azure Sentinel; and
      (iii)  Administration of Cloud infrastructure, e.g. AWS, Azure.
(e)  Proficiency in English and Chinese; and
(f)  Good interpersonal skills, self-initiative and be a good team player.
(1)  The post is at the rank of “Officer”.
(2)  Applicants with less relevant experience and / or qualification may be considered for the post of IT Specialist, at the rank of “Technician”.
(3)  Applicants with substantial experience and achievements in the relevant field but without the required academic / professional qualifications OR those with exceptional academic / professional qualifications but with less experience may also apply.
(4)  Appointee(s) may be required to work irregular hours / outside normal office hours and / or at different work locations on a need basis.
(5)  Appointee(s) may be posted to any operational units of the VTC, for example a campus / centre, to carry out similar duties, and have different post titles which are subject to change at the Council’s discretion.

Application Procedures:
Interested applicants should apply for the post via email.  A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 6/2024​)], together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to

Candidates should take note of the following:
(1)  Completed application form (VTC-1) and detailed curriculum vitae (CV) should be combined into one file in PDF format with a file size below 10MB.
(2)  The file should be saved with the applicant’s name as “your surname and given name”, e.g. “CHAN Tai-man.pdf”.
(3)  For the email subject, please cite “Application for Assistant Systems Manager (Ref. No.: C/ITSD/ASSM/06/24-AP2).
(4)  Original and copy of other supporting documents are to be provided at a later stage upon request.
Closing date for application: 20 June 2024

Applicants not invited for interview within 10 weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The Council reserves the right not to fill the post(s).

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information on unsuccessful candidates will normally be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.


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Education / Training 
Job Position Level:
Employment Term:
Full Time 
Min. Edu. Level Req:
Minimum QF Level attained:
Total Working Exp:
2 or above 
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