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Design Architect (Gaming)


Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  6829

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.



IGT is looking for a Software Architect.


In this vital role with the IGT Casino Architecture team, you will work with various engineering teams, product assurance, and product management to help shape the future of IGT’s Casino Gaming business, with a focus on Casino Systems and Linked Gaming Systems Architecture.  The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Define architectural roadmaps
  • Assess the impact of architecturally relevant product changes and document preferred implementation paths in consultation with stakeholders
  • Perform periodic proof-of-concepts (POCs) to validate or demonstrate key architecture or technology proposals
  • Help to refine product or feature scope
  • Define interfaces between cross functional components
  • Support product development efforts by reviewing designs, participating in code reviews, and supporting efforts to resolve critical issues where appropriate
  • Periodically review and document the architectural state of various products
  • Present architectural roadmaps and solutions to internal and external stakeholders



•    BSCS degree or equivalent, plus fifteen (15) years of experience or MS degree plus twelve (12) years of software development experience.

•    Minimum of 12 years of software development in a major programming language (C#, Java) is required

•    Minimum of (7) years of experience developing or architecting n-tier, service-oriented architecture, and/or microservices architecture systems

•    Minimum (10) years of development experience with Windows Server or Linux 

•    Minimum of (5) years of experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Postgres, etc.)

•    Minimum of (5) years of experience with networking, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS and various application layer messaging approaches, such as HTTP/REST, gRPC, etc.

•    Solid understanding of software architectural patterns & practices

Nice to have skills:


•    Experience with containers and Kubernetes

•    Experience with distributed transaction algorithms (Two-phase commit, Saga, and other patterns)

•    Experience with public cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc).  Certifications are a plus.

•    Experience with DevOps, CI/CD, etc

•    Experience with HTML5 and/or mobile app development

The candidate must have excellent organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and have a high level of interpersonal skills. Must be a self-motivated team player with the ability to work in a customer oriented, very fast-paced and demanding environment with minimal supervision. Must be at least 21 years old. Must be able to work overtime as needed. Must be able to obtain a gaming card upon employment. A security investigation will be conducted. Some travel may be required.



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

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe