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Network Administrator

Posted May 4, 2021

Sandia Resort & Casino
Albuquerque, NM

About This Job


Position Summary

Responsible for assisting the Manager of MIS with design, implementation and maintenance of the Sandia Resort & Casino/Sandia Pueblo LAN/WAN. (Local Area Network/Wide Area Network).

Supervision Exercised

Reports to the Manager of MIS.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establishes and implements MIS department and overall organizational policies, procedures, and standards and ensure their compliance.
  2. Provides on-going formal reports to the Director of MIS regarding the status of network security, network software versions, data integrity, corporate anti-virus and disaster recovery.
  3. Plans and coordinates installation and maintenance for Sandia Casino, Sandia Pueblo LAN/WAN.
  4. Provides network and system training of other MIS Specialists, MIS Technicians and casino employees.
  5. Manage sWindows systems to ensure revisions, changes, and updates to operating systems and servers and insures compliance with system of internal controls and current gaming regulations.
  6. Maintains Cisco Core Network Software and Hardware and ensure 100% uptime of network devices.
  7. Maintains Network Security by ensuring procedures are implemented and enforced.
  8. Formally document updates and changes for Sandia Casino, Sandia Pueblo server and network topology.
  9. Responsible for all enterprise backup systems and ensure 100% compliance with system backup and recovery internal controls.
  10. Will adhere to all MIS Internal Controls and Standard Operating procedures.
  11. Ensures that all networks and server systems are available at all times, and takes proactive steps to achieve 100% uptime.
  12. Will annually review network and active directory security with management and revise security as necessary.
  13. Ensures patch management of critical software, hardware, definition updates are tested and implemented in a timely manner.
  14. Conducts regularly scheduled department stand ups.
  15. Performs other duties as required.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Must be willing to work in a 24x7 environment and be part of an on-call rotation.
  2. Must possess strong customer interface/service and written & oral communication skills.
  3. Ability to work independently, manage projects, install, configure, upgrade, maintain, monitor system performance, network resources and provide guidance to team members.
  4. Ability to exhibit strong motivational commitment to the MIS organization.
  5. Ability to follow detailed instructions given by Supervisors.
  6. Ability to speak accurately and clearly in public.
  7. Ability to create reports and maintains files.
  8. Working knowledge of the following server operating systems and applications: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Exchange Server, Veritas BackupExec & Linux.
  9. Working knowledge of the following network hardware:  Cisco Systems (Switches, Routers, Firewall) & Network Security Appliances.
  10. Working knowledge of the following applications: Microsoft Office Suite of Applications, XP desktop operating systems.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience


  1. Associates degree in Information Systems, CIS (Computer Information Systems), Computer Science, IT, MIS or related field and two (2) years’ experience to include the following: 
    • Coordinating technical projects,
    • Administering a Windows virtual server environment,
    • Administering a data storage environment,
    • Administering a Cisco network infrastructure
    • Server backups.
    • LAN/WAN design and documentation.
  2. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required education and experience.


  1. MCP, CCNA or other professional certification.

Licensing Status

  1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the required Gaming License.
  2. Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.

Working Conditions

  1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  2. No or very limited physical effort required.
  3. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Additional Information

Starting Salary:  $55,103.98 – $74,390.36Applicants must already be authorized to work in the US and must be able to obtain and maintain a casino license in the state of New Mexico.


About this Employer

Sandia Resort & Casino

30 Rainbow Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

(505) 796-7500

228 Room Casino

Since it first opened in 1994, The Sandia Resort and Casino has undergone extensive developments to its property to provide a truly all-inclusive and luxurious experience for visitors. Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, it was the very first Indian casino in New Mexico at its opening. Now there are approximately 25 tribal casinos in the state, including Sandia. 

The goal was to create an upscale experience that was close to home for New Mexicans, while encompassing Southwestern pride and culture for out-of-state visitors. With friendly customer service and opulent amenities, this goal was not only realized, it made Sandia Resort & Casino the best place for entertainment in the state.