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Systems Administrator

Location: 

Boston, MA, US, 02101

Requisition ID:  4470

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. With operations in more than 100 countries and a team of over 12,000 employees, we deliver world-class gaming and lottery technology.

Overview

Administers systems used for processing transactions, data storage, transfer of data and recommends improvements necessary to ensure operation of the company’s high traffic, business critical production environments.

Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems, oversees required controls to balance audit compliance (where appropriate) cost of ownership and risk. Serves as a frontline interface to users with technical issues. Makes recommendations for hardware and systems software purchases. Interacts with third-party technology providers and internal support functions. Conducts systems analysis, detailed planning and configuration to keep systems current with changing technologies. This position is based in our IGT Boston, MA office

 

Responsibilities

* Proposes and implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance and reliability of systems to include planning / scheduling, testing, and coordination.
* Installs new software, participates with system implementations, and system upgrades (hardware and software) and conducts system testing. 
* Responsible for troubleshooting, monitoring, administering appropriate permissions/access to applications/systems for users.
* Opens and maintains service tickets, status and escalations.
* Assists with equipment orders including terminals and cable installation, as well as upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing databases and systems.
* Applies capacity planning to business recommendations regarding systems.
* Maintain integrity of the operating system environment.
* Manages the load configuration of central data communication processors and makes recommendations for purchase or upgrade of data processing systems/devices.
* First point of contact for performance analysis, scalability, and service architecture/database administration issues.
* Negotiates and places orders with common carriers.
* Creates and maintains documentation of systems to include Warranty information, software versions, device serial numbers and the like.
* Perform data backups and recoveries.
* Updates procedures related to job responsibilities
* Provides after hours support as required.

Qualifications

* Four-year Information Technology degree
* 2 to 4 years of related experience
* Experience with Linux platforms and Virtual machines
* Creating, maintaining and troubleshooting
* Windows servers practical experience
* System Imaging and restoring
* Customer support background
* Detail oriented
* Ability to work individually as well as in team setting

* Ability, flexibility, and willingness to work various Massachusetts work locations, and travel to IGT/customer sites as needed. Flexibility of work location is a must.
* Must be able to pass two security background checks.
* Be available to participate in the department rotating on-call schedule, understanding the possibility of being called at any time for emergencies.

OS Versions and Application Knowledge Highly Desired:
* RHEL
* Cent OS
* Windows Server 2012 – 2016
* Programming language - Python
* IBM vSphere
* Veritas NetBackup
* LDAP
* OTRS (Online Ticket Resolution System)
* Tivoli Monitoring
* Zabbix Monitoring
* Tape Backup, Tape Libraries and Maintenanc

 

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

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In addition to a competitive benefits package, we offer generous time-off plans, a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center and cafeteria, and free identity theft insurance to name a few.

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.