Senior Principal Technical Architect
WMS Gaming Inc. - Waukegan, IL

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The Senior Principal Technical Architect establishes that technical direction at WMS, providing technology guidance and insights to the corporate CIO and senior IT staff. Serving as a nexus between applications, infrastructure, network engineering, information security, and development. Primary responsibility for all aspects of technology, including the high-level architectural design, construction, reconstruction, and standardization. Required to take a hands-on role leading our technology strategy to drive projects, scalability and performance enhancements, and prototyping. Must be well versed on various technologies and have a zest for learning emerging technologies at all times.

Essential Job Functions:
Shape the end-to-end architecture and design, work with the infrastructure, business solutions and development teams to implement the next generation technology.

Proven ability to quickly and effectively engage in challenging technology programs in a hands-on manner is imperative. Must be ready to deep-dive into technical issues and then resurface to provide clear and informative briefings to the IT management team.

Requires conceptual and practical knowledge of computing emphasizing application development, database management, networks, and operations; experience in budgeting and financial and impact studies a plus.

Guide disaster recovery planning and testing

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
All other projects and duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Bachelors/Masters degree or four-year degree in technology or industry related field of study: Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics, MIS, Telecommunications, or other IT disciplines

Required Experience:
10 or more years of industry experience working in design, implementation and management of global enterprise system.

Hands-on experience in multiple phases of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Extensive experience in enterprise architecture as acquired through hands-on experience in multiple technology departments.

Experience in leadership role developing IT corporate strategies

Broad understanding of IT planning, architecting, engineering, and operations across multiple disciplines.

Substantial hands-on experience in driving/leading efforts in system performance modeling, capacity planning, performance tuning, optimization, re-use and scalability of systems.

An excellent understanding of cloud architecture and the deployment of highly available, scalable, and secure applications within a cloud production environment.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with Oracle EBS, RAC, SSO, Databases (Oracle, SQL Server), Data Warehousing, UNIX, Linux

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Troubleshooting skill and ability to coordinate with all IT staff

Proven record of good judgment in solving problems and handling technical challenges

Ability and desire to work with technical and non-technical people

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Customer service acumen and effective company communications

Self-motivated and willingness to work long hours and off-hours

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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