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IT Systems Administrator

Posted May 12, 2022

Wind Creek Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA
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Description

The primary responsibility of the Administrator - IT Systems (Administrator - Information Technology Systems) is to support the server, network and I-series hardware and operating systems. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and Wind Creek Bethlehem LLC (“Wind Creek”) practices, and procedures.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for providing Systems Engineering in Planning, Engineering Processes, Architecture, System Documentation, System Deployments and Strategic System Support – to include producing the following types of plans:
    • Technical
    • Implementation
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Support Plans
    • Requirement Management Plans
    • System/Cost effectiveness Plans
    • Risk Management Plans
  • Provide support in producing complex systems to fulfill mission requirements as well as System Integration Support, System and System Integration Development, Technical Evaluations and Inspections, Technical Exchange Meetings to include the following types of plans:
    • System Integration Plans
    • Site Management Plans
    • Inspection Reports and Technical Evaluation Reports
    • Knowledge Repository
    • Technical Exchange Reports
  • Support in Testing and Development; Test Planning; Test Requirements Analysis; Test Plans and Procedures (system, subsystem and unit level); Test Execution; Test Automation; Test Reporting; Test Consultation; Test Data; and Development Engineering Support.
  • Provide life cycle support for Product Line Engineering; engineering requirements; data flow optimization and operational support; system administration support; trouble shooting and testing support; hardware and software engineering support; training support; development support; task deliverable support.
  • Participate in Crisis Management, continuous improvement, knowledge management and other key processes as required.
  • Provide deep technical expertise for IT infrastructure in support of the in-production systems and platforms.
  • Responsible for coordinating with and managing support in accordance with the agreements and contracts with manufacturers, carriers, and 3rd party vendors.
  • Determine vendor support strategies for technical platform and evaluate and provide corrective action plans on vendor performance - this includes the effective development of vendor scope of work, definition of service levels and decision making for vendor selection.
  • Provide root cause analysis and develop and execute corrective action plans for resolution of complex technical issues related to platform and service performance disruptions.
  • Perform infrastructure architecture development for assigned platform.
  • Provide analysis through integration and test for assigned technical discipline.
  • Perform simulations and develop effective disaster recovery and failover strategies.
  • Incident and Service Request Common Responsibilities.
  • Handle non-repeatable, complex and highly technical incidents that require significant investigation, root cause determination and resolution planning to execute.
  • Serve as technical escalation point and own all assigned (not collaborative) incidents until closure.
  • Define and maintain monitoring strategy.
  • Support disciplines/verticals that correspond to the work queues as defined in the ticket management system.
  • Manage projects that are identified.
  • Validate solutions.
  • Application Support Specific Activities.
  • Analyze and resolve issues.
  • Oversee incident review and analysis to ensure maximum up time and systems availability.
  • Manage vendor incident support and coordination to resolution.
  • Handle or escalate any unsolved issues to senior management in a timely manner.
  • Follow software configuration process to maintain application source codes.
  • Provide troubleshooting as third-level support to in-house developed applications and determine resolutions.
  • Perform unit testing and verification on fixes prior to being issued to QA.
  • Coordinate the installation and implementation of fixes.
  • Infrastructure Support and Operations (Engineering) Specific Activities.
  • Advise and perform tasks on major projects.
  • Develop back-up and capacity planning strategy, including off-site storage strategy.
  • Develop a disaster recovery and role swap strategy and lead the activities related to standard major project.
  • Establish and manage availability standards by system.
  • Manage technical major project management and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with IT Leadership Team to identify and prioritize business driven requirements.
  • Define and implement service planning strategies for both installed and considered solutions.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on certain industry applications.
  • Ability to work autonomously and interact with all levels of management.
  • Ability to perform duties assessing problems, challenges and solutions under minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high priority tasks with a keen attention to detail for all tasks assigned
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Communicates resolution to appropriate IS staff and system users.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all department and company policies and procedures and Rules of Conduct and must enforce the same.
  • Manage staff and organize department functions in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Delegate tasks and department assignments or projects, meeting deadlines related to those assignments.
  • Direct others in completion of a task or assignment. Render advice, and provide expertise or judgment based on information gathered, studied, analyzed or reviewed.
  • Arrange timeline to complete tasks and department assignments or projects, and meet the deadlines related to those assignments.
  • Work on actual project or service to help achieve the objectives of the department.
  • Evaluate information to render an opinion or act based on that information that will impact the department or function.
  • Focus on achieving the goals or objectives of the department.
  • Evaluate the schedule or timelines related to the completion of assignments, while maintaining service and/or product quality.
  • Develop a working knowledge of all PGCB rules, regulations and Internal Controls applicable to your position.
  • Must read and understand Wind Creek’s Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan with regards to how to conduct business in this position and specifically the regulations prohibiting service to minors and/or intoxicated persons.
  • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, training and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment; adherence to the company’s status quo third party representation philosophy; compliance with company policies, legal requirements and collective bargaining agreements.

Requirements

Minimum Employment Requirements:

  • 18 years of age, proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a positive/upbeat fashion utilizing English; both in oral and written form.
  • Interpersonal skills with focused attention on guest needs to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to Wind Creek appearance standards.
  • Maintain consistent adherence to Wind Creek’s customer service standards.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Specific Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a course of study such as Electrical or Computer Systems Engineering or Computer Science;
  • OR six (6) years Server, AS400 and Network experience.
  • Two (2) years’ experience implementing SOX and PCI system controls preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience with large system rollout and project management.
  • Six (6) years’ experience with multiple environments including the server, data center, windows and linux..
  • Two (2) years’ experience with sequel server deployment management required.
  • Experience with IP networking, ethernet networks, patch management, systems management technologies and casino gaming applications are preferred.
  • Analytical skills and ability to solve complex technical problems with little or no assistance required.
  • Must be able to be on-call 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Physical ability to access all areas of the property.
  • Ability to withstand prolonged standing, stretching, bending and kneeling without restriction, work indoors, outdoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to CRT fatigue, noise, dust, cigarette smoke.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment and maintain physical stamina, proper mental attitude while dealing effectively with guests, management, team members, and outside contacts while working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to lift or carry a minimum of 20 pounds, unassisted, in the performance of specific tasks assigned.
  • Ability to work with others, communicate well, receive direction; review your own work.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward work and interface with guests in a friendly and polite manner.
  • Ability to address stressful situations with clients with dignity and the utmost tact and politeness.
  • Must be able to work with others, communicate well and receive direction when needed to achieve department goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to qualify for, apply for and obtain a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board license if required.
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About this Employer

Wind Creek Bethlehem

77 Wind Creek Blvd
Bethlehem, PA 18015

(877) 726-3777

400 Room Resort

www.windcreekbethlehem.com

Corporate Information

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is made up of descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation who once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. Unlike many southeastern Indian tribes, the Poarch Creeks were not removed from their tribal lands and have lived together for over 150 years near Atmore, Alabama.

In the early 1980s, the Poarch Creeks petitioned the United States government to recognize a government-to-government relationship, allowing them to operate as a sovereign nation with its own administration and system of bylaws. Their request was answered on August 11, 1984, when they became the only federally recognized tribe in the state of Alabama.

On April 13, 1985, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians opened a 1,500-seat high-stakes bingo hall in rural Escambia County, Alabama. Creek Bingo Palace immediately created 130 jobs in the small town of Atmore. It also set the Poarch Band on a path towards self-sufficiency and improving socio-economic standards.

In summing up the impact gaming has had for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, former Tribal Chairman Buford L. Rolin states: “It has provided our rural community with jobs — both for our Tribal members and for our neighbors. It has allowed us to add to our community’s tax base, and it has provided us opportunities to educate our children, build housing and medical clinics, and improve the lives of our elderly. Our gaming business has also provided us with capital that we have used to start other businesses.”

Today, Wind Creek Hospitality, as the tribe’s principal gaming and hospitality entity, generates a sustainable revenue stream to support governmental services that contribute to the health and well-being of the Tribe. A five-member Board of Directors oversees Wind Creek Hospitality and reports directly to the nine-member Tribal Council.