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Big Data Systems Administrator


Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  7595

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. 


IGT is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. All newly hired employees at IGT must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work unless they are approved for medical or religious accommodation.


The Sr. Application System Administrator we are looking for will be part of our Global system operations teams.  Together with our global colleagues will provide 7x24x365 support for Lottery & Gaming.  The successful candidate will have operations and support experience to include monitoring, diagnosing, and escalating issues with our complete Linux-based stack that our various applications perform on. 


  • Be responsible for production environments  
  • Be able to support software release deployments 
  • Be able to solve majority of the routine issues/problems and able to troubleshoot issues/problems along and escalate to corresponding teams 
  • Be able to actively improve our operational environment, such as, tools, processes, and automation.  

Required Qualifications

  • 5-8 years hands on experience in Linux system administration (RHEL/CentOS)  
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder facing communication skills 
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills for Java-based applications with Apache (ActiveMQ/Artemis) 
  • Experience with virtualization software (VMware) 
  • Solid understanding of advanced network analysis techniques 
  • Solid understanding of relational databases (DB2/Postgres/MySQL)  
  • Conceptual knowledge and practical experience within a DevOps culture 
  • Willing to participate in on-call rotation for weekend and public holidays 
  • Expertise with Hadoop
  • Experience with Azure or AWS
  • Familiarity with Git  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with industry-standard monitoring tools (ELK, Nagios, Tivoli, Jolokia) 
  • Solid scripting skills in Bash, Python, any other scripting/programming experience  
  • Strong understanding and experience with automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef) 
  • Flexibility or experience working with international teams/time zones 
  • Experience with training and/or mentoring junior level team members  
  • Experience with Ubuntu a plus

Keys to Success

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

IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, 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 sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit

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