Job Title:   Senior Systems Design Architect - IT
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MGM Resorts International Operations
Information Technology
21 and over

  • Design, develop and implement enterprise-level system and storage solutions based on business requirements.


    • Design secure, robust, reliable and scalable engineering solutions.
    • Analyze business requirements (functional and technical) by conducting information gathering meetings with project managers, business analysts and business stake holders, analyzing information and prioritizing requirements to gain a clear understanding of business needs.
    • Provide technical evaluations and consulting support for projects as required by the business.
  • Develop and document operating practices and standards.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and resolution from a tier 3, SEV 1 and SEV 2 perspective.
  • Evaluate and develop MGM Resorts system and storage technology roadmaps.
    • Evaluate emerging system and storage technologies.
    • Manage system and storage standard lifecycles.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relations with vendors and stakeholders.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to executive management.
  • Assist Executive Director, Systems Architecture with assignments as required.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.



  • At least 6 years experience in the computing field.
  • At least 2 or more years in a technical role in a large enterprise environment.
  • At least 2 or more years in roles designing and implementing server and storage enterprise level systems solutions.
  • At least 2 or more years Windows Server (2003/2008) and/or Redhat Linux (RHEL) server design and administration.
  • Experience with MySQL database implementation (Standalone and clustered/HA).
  • Experience with PKI with primary focus on SSL certificates on various platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Active Directory design and administration.
  • Working knowledge of designing and implementing web and application servers particularly. Apache, Tomcat, and JBoss. 
  • Experience using diagnostic, monitoring and change management tools.
  • Familiarity with SMTP, DNS, load balancing, caching and intrusion detection.
  • Ability to work on a team as well as independently with minimal supervision to achieve project milestones and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience with networking essentials.
  • Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi Gaming Licenses.
  • Strong communications skills, with the ability to interact with end-users to understand requirements and develop comprehensive and complete solutions that incorporate technology, administration and business processes. Able to present these complete solutions to all tiers of management.
  • Good understanding of casino/hotel environment and computing operations within and how business structure is affected by changes.
  • Knowledgeable of 24x7 operations.
  • Excellent customer service skills.                     
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi Gaming Licenses.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of Windows and Linux servers, firewalls and VPNs.
  • Detailed knowledge of server operating systems, specifically: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 & 6.
  • Detailed knowledge of server management tools such as performance & fault monitoring, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of RHEL clusters, HA, GFS and associated tiered-backend storage systems and their respective protocols (iSCSI & NFS).
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • At least 2 or more years working with virtual technologies: VMWare ESX and Virtual Center experience.
  • At least 2 or more years experience in design and support of EMC and NetApp storage platforms.
  • Knowledge or experience with various compliance bodies such as PCI, SOX, MICS.
  • Experience with disaster recovery planning and execution.
  • In-depth understanding of web Content Management Systems (CMS) - (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Adobe CQ, etc.) and supporting applications.
  • Detailed knowledge of EMC and Net APP storage solutions.
  • Knowledge or experience with various compliance bodies such as PCI, SOX, MICS.
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional – Enterprise Administrator.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer – Windows 2003.
  • Experience with IIS, Apache, Tomcat, & Oracle.
  • Experience on LAMP.
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Redhat Certified System Administrator or Engineer.
  • Knowledge of latest Dell/HP-server platforms.
  • Detailed knowledge of enterprise infrastructure applications such as Active Directory, Exchange, ISA server.
  • Other platform and system certifications by industry recognized organizations.
  • Project Management Certifications.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

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